From game-changing wearables to the thrill of technical cross-country racing, this week’s tech roundup is a whirlwind of innovation and launches. We’ve spotted the ‘Active Device Glove’, and explored RockShox’s upgraded Vivid gravity shock and new bikes from YT Industries. Sit back and get up to date on the cycling tech stories of the week! Cyclo-cross biking – everything you need to know
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Innovative ‘Active Device Glove’ patent spotted
In our regular patents scan, we’ve found this interesting glove invention from Richard D. Ward. They have crafted the ‘Active Device Glove’, a cycling glove that integrates wearable technology into easy access.
The patent suggests two primary methods of integrating the wearable device into the glove: attaching the device using a strap similar to a traditional watch strap, or embedding the device directly into the glove material. Either way, the glove is designed with devices such as Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, and Fitbit in mind and the patent says the placement of the device on top of the hand also ensures direct skin contact, which enables accurate sensor readings. The placement effectively eliminates the need to navigate through layers of clothing to see the device’s screen, which could be an issue when mountain biking, or as the patent says, skiing, climbing, or golfing.
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