Cycling World Magazine July 2017 - Page 17

Martin Bailey is the author of The Useful Book of Gadgets, Gizmos & Apps, available to buy on Amazon July 2017| 17 www.theusefulbookofgadgets.com 3 3 Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer Price: £199.50 Available from: polar.co.uk innish fitness company olar have released an update to the popular M . The M includes a GPS and barometer, smart notifications for calls texts, advanced power metrics for Training eaks, as well as integration to Strava Segments. Connect it to the Polar H10 heart rate monitor to get live data which also syncs to the Polar Flow app, website and Apple ealth. Connecting disconnecting it to your bike is easy, simply rotate it 90 degrees within its connecting bracket, and it also comes with an LED front light built in. It’s more evolution than revolution, so existing users will only want to upgrade if one of the new features is a necessity, but for new users it’s one of the best bike computers you can buy. CROWDFUNDING CORNER Wink Bar Price: $179 Available from: Indiegogo.com The Wink bar is a replacement smart handlebar which combines lumen headlights, turn-by-turn S navigation and anti-theft functionality. Sync it with your smartphone via Bluetooth and the separate rider-facing lights will ash according to the direction you need to take. Wink will let you know if your bike is moved without your knowledge, sound a -decibel alarm and allow you to track its location via S. The in-built battery is good for around three weeks. t s available in at and urban styles and in two colours.