It’s that time of the year again where the leaves are coming back and warmer weather is finally a reality. It’s also when bikers are taking their bikes out of storage and prepping them for the road, but before you get back on the saddle and ride away into the sunset, here are some iPhone bike accessories that you should consider before you hop on the bike for the first time this summer.
While you may think your iPhone is simply just for texting, browsing the web, checking email, and playing games, it can actually do a lot more. In fact, your iPhone makes a great workout companion, and there are a ton of apps and accessories that you can get for the iPhone.
We’ve already discussed some of the best bike apps for the iPhone, but with the right accessories, your iPhone can track your biking sessions and provide you with all sorts of helpful and interesting data.
Whether you’re an avid biker and regular commute by bike or simply just enjoy riding your bike as a free time activity, there are a handful of great bike accessories that you’ll want to have in your arsenal the next time you go out and conquer the roads and bike paths.
Some of these accessories are a little on the expensive side, but there are also some choices here that almost any bike rider can afford. And if you have the money for some of these accessories, why not splurge?
In any case, here are five iPhone bike accessories that you should have on your next bike trip.
RFLKT Bike Computer
You can get traditional bike computers for relatively cheap (around $20 or so for a basic model). However, the RFLKT bike computer isn't a traditional bike computer.
The RFLKT looks like any normal bike computer that can show you stats like speed, cadence, distance, etc., but it also connects to your iPhone and is compatible with a handful of popular fitness apps like Strava, Cyclemeter, MapMyFitness, and more.
The data that the bike computer receives is transmitted and stored on your iPhone in the fitness app of your choice, and from there you can see the stats in the app and have a history of it available to view anytime.
The RFLKT is priced at $99, but it's a must-have for anyone who's an avid cyclist.