Sigma New Product Launch
Sigma New Product Launch
German technology company Sigma have launched new bike and fitness products.
Sigma’s new products aren’t all purely cycling products, but they are fitness related. Keeping an eye on your overall fitness and making sure you’re getting enough sleep are just as important as logging KOMs. So we’re having a brief look at their new products and will try some of them out over the coming months.
First up is the Sigma ACTIVO Fitness Band. The ACTIVO is intended to keep an eye on your activity, all day every day. It will record how many steps you take, calories you burn, how far you travel and how well you sleep. The ACTIVO can connect to your smart phone – of course – and using the ACTIV app you can record your activities allowing you to review them from the comfort of your sofa.
While it’s not bike specific, the ACTIVO could be useful in keeping an eye on how you are feeling and keep you from over-training. Also useful for recording all your non-bike related training, if that’s your thing.
Next up is the Sigma RC MOVE a multi-sport HRM watch that can connect to your PC and iphone. The wireless dongle will allow you to record and download training sessions from the Sigma Data Centre program, while an app on your phone will let you control your music and provide a voice coach, to spur you on. The App also takes care of the mapping of your session and has a 260 hour log capacity, so should be able to handle your Sunday ride.
The next item from Sigma is the Sport BRAKELIGHT. This LED rear light is designed to sit on your brake cable, just above the clamp. Any movement of the brake cable will turn the light on, letting people behind you know you are stopping. This could be a useful addition to commuters, letting drivers behind know they are stopping.
The BRAKELIGHT will work with any cable operated brake, weighing only 7g and measuring 3cmx3cm, you’ll hardly know it’s there. Powered by a CR1025 cell, the BRAKELIGHT can be seen day or night and can keep working for 200 hours continuously, providing over 100,000 flashes!
Finally we have the Rox 10.0, it’s interesting to think that over thirty years ago German electronics pioneer, Klaus-Peter Schendel produced the first cycle computer for Sigma, the Cyclecoach. It took a while to catch on, but now it’s rare to see a bike without one. The Rox 10.0 is Sigma’s first entry into the GPS market.
The Rox 10.0 packs a lot into its diminutive case- five navigation functions, nine bike, nine heart rate, eight performance, and five altitude measuring functions and more – while weighing 66g and measuring 77x56mm. We have got one of the Rox 10.0 on test at the moment and will let you know how it performs.
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