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Rich Real-Time Data Elevates Cycling Experience for Riders

Rich Real-Time Data Elevates Cycling Experience for Riders

As an avid cyclist, Pieter Morgan departed on a coast-to-coast ride across the United States, trusting his bike and accompanying technologies to guide him along…

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As an avid cyclist, Pieter Morgan departed on a coast-to-coast ride across the United States, trusting his bike and accompanying technologies to guide him along the way. He quickly found that his cycling devices weren’t cutting it. With a mission to inspire and empower people to unlock their athletic potential through cycling, he founded Hammerhead in 2013 to fill this glaring gap in the sports technology market.

The company’s latest product, Karoo 2, is an Android-based advanced cycling computer that provides riders with real-time data, including predictive path technology to help virtually see the climbs ahead even when the rider doesn’t provide a route. Predictive path data is built into map/navigation tiles that are processed in the cloud, which is then made available to cyclists. To power Karoo, Hammerhead needed a modern database under the hood with the high performance, scalability, offline availability and seamless automatic data syncing to give riders a smooth, reliable cycling experience. The database had to be capable of keeping data in sync between Karoo and the Hammerhead cloud. This data includes user account preferences, routes, workouts and ride activities completed. How to Pick the Right Database for Mobile Apps

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