4iiii INTEGRATES APPLE FIND MY TECHNOLOGY WITH POWER METERS AND UNVEILS NEW ‘RIDE’ WATCH APP
OCHRANE, ALBERTA — August 1, 2023 — 4iiii Innovations Inc., a leader in power-driven cycling performance, proudly announces their integration of Apple technology to create the world’s first power meter with Find My and an innovative new companion app.
4iiii has integrated Apple Find My technology directly into their new PRECISION+ power meter platform, and is now available on the PRECISION 3+. By leveraging Apple’s network of over 1.5 billion Apple users, cyclists will now be able to track their power meters effortlessly using their Apple devices, providing them with unparalleled peace of mind whether they are at home or on the go.
PRECISION+ offers real time Terrain Auto-Optimizing that was specifically developed to guarantee optimal performance and unwavering accuracy across any riding surface. By using the accelerometer on smooth steady state cruising and automatically switching to the gyroscope on rough terrain, gravel or for high RPM sprints, PRECISION power meters are capable of industry-leading battery life and accuracy. Keeping with 4iiii core values, the platform is extensible and always improving in order to ensure riders are always up to date with the latest and greatest new and innovative features the company offers.
In addition to PRECISION+ with Apple Find My, 4iiii unveils its innovative ‘Ride’ companion watch app, designed to offer cyclists another way to track and analyze their performance. The watch app offers Bluetooth connectivity, enabling seamless integration with fitness sensors (non-drive side and dual power meters, and heart rate monitors like 4iiii’s own Viiiiva) from 4iiii and most manufacturers. Cyclists can now access workout views, live heart rate, power, speed, cadence and distance directly on their watch. Download the 4iiii app from the App Store and use the watch app for free!
The app seamlessly uploads comprehensive ride statistics, including GPS routes, in .FIT and Apple Fitness files. It is natively configured as part of the Apple Health Kit, allowing riders to track their activity, calories, and close those daily activity rings. The app also supports auto sync to Strava, enabling automatic workout sharing and enhancing the social aspect of cycling. With the 4iiii Ride App, there is no need for a conventional head unit; cyclists can rely on their watch to capture key information, whether they are on the road, gravel, or in the mountains.
“We wanted to do more than just release another power meter” said Phil White, President and CEO of 4iiii. “With the addition of Find My integration and seamless use with Apple devices, the PRECISION+ platform really shows where we can go with this technology as bikes (and their users) get smarter and more connected.“
“The best innovations are the ones that simplify, not complicate,” says Eric Gerstenbuhler, Director of Global Operations, Sales, and Marketing for 4iiii. “By extending the functionality of our app, riders can integrate with the tech they’re already wearing to have a convenient way to view, track and analyze their rides.”
The PRECISION 3+ Powermeter, featuring Apple Find My, is now available for purchase as Ride Ready on Shimano cranks or on existing cranks as part of 4iiii’s Factory install program. The PRECISION 3+ PRO Powermeter will be available soon on Ultegra and Dura Ace dual sets. The ‘Ride’ companion watch app is currently available for free download in the App Store and available through the 4iiii app.
ABOUT 4iiii INNOVATIONS INC.
Based in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, we are a sports technology company dedicated to unlocking rider potential with intuitive training tools, including: cycling power meters, heart rate monitors, and cycling trainers for the outdoor and indoor cycling and fitness markets. Our team seeks to engineer and build not only the best and most accurate equipment but to do so at an accessible price so that every athlete can gain the benefits of better training. We’re proud to have pros riding 4iiii-equipped bikes who have won World Championships, Paris-Roubaix, stages of the Tour de France, and weekend warriors who consistently dominate their friends on Strava. We have partnered with several professional teams including Etixx Quick Step, Bora Hansgrohe, Israel Start-Up Nation and most recently Lotto Dstny and EF Education - TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank.
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