At first blush the iBike Dash looks like another iPhone mount designed for your bike’s handle bars. But with some digging we realized that it is more than meets the eye.
First off, there is a free app that only works with the mount, though you can still check it out before dropping your hard earned cash. Much like many workout apps, it tracks your workout, location, speed and route. Second, the iBike Dash includes a removable and rechargeable battery to make sure your iPhone doesn’t die mid ride, and you can buy more batteries if you’re going the distance.
The mount itself is called the Phone Booth and is completely weather resistant, though we’d be a bit nervous to take it through a down pour. It provides unfettered access to your iPhone’s screen and hidden some where inside is ANT+ wireless tech, which we’ve seen used in Garmin’s GPS wrist watches.
The base model sells for $199, but keep in mind that $100 of the regular price. If you’re looking for a more advanced feature set you can opt for the $749 version, which includes a whole bunch of sensor to track heart rate, cadence and even more stuff, though we’re having a hard time justifying the price tag, especially in light of the BioLogic Bike Mounts that sell for under $100.
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