Omata One Is A Real, Functioning Analog Bike Speedometer

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Remember when people used to put decorative speedometers on their bicycles for the heck of it? While the Omata One looks like one of those, it definitely isn’t. Instead, it’s a real analog speedometer that accurately displays how fast you’re going in real time.

No, they haven’t suddenly figured out how to add a mechanical speedometer mechanism on a bicycle. Instead, it’s a GPS bike computer that conveys its speed readings using an analog speedometer display, making for a truly unique cycling accessory that’s going to make anyone riding next to you do a serious double-take.

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The Omata One comes with three dials: a large one for the speed, a small one on the 8 o’clock position for the vertical ascent, and a second small dial in the 4 o’clock position for the time (it can show either local time or trip time).  It display the speed from 0 to 65 mph and the ascent at up to 10,000 feet, with an alternate model showing the metric equivalent instead.  Inside, of course, it’s a full-fledged bike computer, logging in your riding stats and trip data onto the internal memory, which you can download via USB to any cycling app of your choosing.

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It comes with a hinged aluminum mount that clamps to the handlebar and secures using a hex bolt, allowing you to check your speed with a quick glance down.  Features include a rechargeable battery rated at 24 hours of operation, IPX5 water resistance, and aluminum construction for the case and mount.

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A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for Omata One. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $499.

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2 Responses

  1. Ben

    Technology! That’s all I have to say. Having real-time knowledge of how fast you’re going will be extremely helpful for any competitive person like myself. I can’t wait to have the help of a GPS tracker to keep me motivated and striving to beat my speeds from previous weeks. What a great way to track your progress, especially during training season. The pledge for this project is a bit on the pricey side, but I think it’s worth it guys and hope this concept product is brought to reality. By far the best training assisting device I have seen thus far. Crossing my fingers

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  2. Pete

    After years of digital overtaking analog in every category imaginable, analog is finally making a comeback. Analog is the new “digital hipster trend.” The gauge tracks your speed by using GPS. In some areas they GPS may not be able to track very accurately, especially at lower speeds. But for the most part it will give you a pretty good estimate of your speed. I like the traditional round-styling of this speedometer more than the styling of modern cycling computers with their rectangular shapes. Although it looks retro, I like that they stashed a full-fledged cycling computer inside of it that keeps tracks of the stats.

    How accurate will the vertical descent tracking be? I’m just a casual rider but I still like to know the overall height I climbed or ascended. If this tracks accurately, then it would be great. The pricing on this seems steep, but it does look to be super-high quality. As popular as the Kickstarter has been, I don’t see this overtaking the Garmin cycling computers in market share. The Omata does have a much better form factor. How can you not like a cycling gauge that looks modern vintage, yet tracks everything the same as a regular cycling computer?

    It’s exciting to see Spartacus involved with this project. For those who don’t know, Spartacus is the nickname of Fabian Cancellara, a professional cyclist from Switzerland. He has won ultiple major races. Spartacus has also won the first stage of the Tour de France 5 times. The fact that someone of his status lends his help to the Omata project has eliminated any credibility problems that they could have faced.

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