The Connected Cycle is a smart bicycle pedal that helps users locate their bike and track it -- as do bicycle tracking devices -- in addition to a number of other features. The pedal generates power using a built-in dynamo. It is also capable of accessing the Internet without having to be paired with a smartphone.
The Connected Cycle is equipped with on-board sensors that can detect when the bike has been moved once the phone and its user are away from it. It can then send the user alerts that help them track the bike's location. This is useful not merely when bikes are stolen but also when users forget where they locked or parked their bike.
The Connected Cycle Pedal's Smart Features are Stealing the Show At CES 2
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