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Analogue cycling computer with GPS

Sep. 29, 2020 -

For the past week I have been riding my bicycle with Omata One, a special bike computer. Its mechanical hands indicate speed, distance, ascent and time ridden measured using precise GPS data. It is fun, read along to know why.

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The Omata One uses four mechanical hands to indicate speed (orange), distance (outer ring), ascent (left) and elapsed time (right)
The Omata One uses four mechanical hands to indicate speed (orange), distance (outer ring), ascent (left) and elapsed time (right)
Riding my bike as workout (photo by Niels)
Riding my bike as workout (photo by Niels)
Importing ride data is easy - with apps like Cyclemeter
Importing ride data is easy - with apps like Cyclemeter
The outer ring is easy to operate with gloves on, it is precisely engineered from 6063 aluminium and has a nice tactile feel to it
The outer ring is easy to operate with gloves on, it is precisely engineered from 6063 aluminium and has a nice tactile feel to it
The dial has a lot of depth and detail, with balanced symmetry, legible typography and functional colours
The dial has a lot of depth and detail, with balanced symmetry, legible typography and functional colours
The mechanical display is actually very power efficient, providing a 17+ hours battery life. Charging is done using a standard USB-C connector on the back.
The mechanical display is actually very power efficient, providing a 17+ hours battery life. Charging is done using a standard USB-C connector on the back.

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