I Backed it
My passion for sports and technology got the better of me the other day… I backed a kickstarter project RFLKT+ and now I’m waiting for things to happen.
On the face of it, today, it doesn’t look so good so unless the kickstarter pledge rate accelerates the project may be ditched.
For those of you who don’t know what kickstarter is; its a crowd-funding mechanism that allows entrepreneurs and innovators and artists to find “micro-backers” willing to put up hard cash to fund the development of their “thing”. In this way they can get funding when in any other sense they would not, e.g. artists or companies can test the market and reduce the risk of the development by gauging if real people are willing to buy.
So what is the RFLKT+ that I pledged to buy? It’s a ANT+ bridge and display that when coupled with an iPhone and an App and some sensors will fully instrument a bicycle and it’s rider.
- Heart Rate
- Distance Travelled
- Calories Burned
- Elevation Gained
- Rate of Climb
Am I just a geek? Probably but its fun.