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Apple routinely files patents well off the beaten path. The technology detailed in the filings are not always designs that Apple intends to bring to market, but oftentimes the concepts behind the doodles are so cool that you hope that Cupertino ends up putting the product into production as soon as possible. Such is the case with this patent application for a high-tech bicycle computer that was dug up by Patently Apple earlier this week.
There are a number of Bike Computer apps in the App Store--Cycle Meter, Cycle Tracker, and Cycle Watch, just to name a few--and while they all do the job of tracking your speed, route, time, and miles, none of them are really all that accurate. Plus, it's just sort of a pain to pull your iPhone in and out of your pocket or bag to access its cycling functions. There are mounts, but these don't solve the accuracy problem. The solution? Enter: LiveRider.
The wife and I have become those irritating cyclists that constantly check our local Bicycle Coalition’s map for the quickest and flattest route to our destination. You know the ones: They’re always pouring over maps and elevations. God forbid you go out to dinner with these low-level Magellans. It’s a dark world filled with bicycle pumps, arguments about the quickest routes, and discussions about bike-seat comfort.