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