To pair the RFLKT with our apps:
- Make sure no other app is trying to access the RFLKT, including the Wahoo Fitness app or the Wahoo Utility app. Force quit any apps that might access the RFLKT. Click the Home button, the double click the Home button to bring up the list of least recently used apps. Then Press on any app you want to force quit, and confirm by pressing the “-”.
- Within our apps, go to More > Sensors.
- Make sure Bluetooth Sensors is set to ON.
- Tap Add Sensor.
- Choose RFLKT Bike Computer.
- On the RFLKT, press any button. You should see it searching, then loading pages.
- You now should be ready to go.
If you want to reset the RFLKT, press and hold the top two buttons for at least 5 seconds. You’ll see it reset, search and reconnect, then load the pages again.
If you want to see the firmware version, first press and hold the top two buttons to reset the RFLKT, then while it is searching, press and hold the bottom two buttons. (Current options are 1.0.0 or 1.0.6.)
If you update to the 9.1.2 or later version of our app, and if you update the firmware in your RFLKT to 1.0.6 or later, you will have about 20% more memory to use for pages and such.
Starting with one of our templates is the easiest way to create a customized page. Usually you can just change the statistic to what you want.
To be frugal with memory in the RFLKT, use only an icon, or a caption, or a subcaption in each pane. Each item you add to a pane increases the memory used.
We love our customers, and we especially love our beta users. They’re a group of friends around the world who have given us some great advice. Sometimes we get a pat on the back to cheer us on, sometimes we get a bug report, and sometimes we get some advice that just plain good for us.
In 9.1.2, we added support for “Open In…”, which was suggested by one of our wise beta users, Alan Westwood. Being an iPhone-centric app, we strive to be the best on the platform, and in this case, Alan pointed out that we were missing a very key feature for transferring data to other apps. The way it works is that when you’re done with a workout, go to the Info page for that workout, and tap Export, and then choose “Open In…” and then the file type. Then iOS will show any and all apps that can handle that file type. For example, you can export a CSV to Numbers and draw a graph. Or Open up a TCX file in Dropbox and it’s soon on your desktop. Thanks Alan!
Here’s what’s in 9.1.2
• Added “Open In…” option during exporting, providing a far easier way to transfer data to other apps.
• Added support for Interval Repetition and Interval Number to announcements for intervals. See More > Announcements.
• Added support for retiring shoes.
• Updated RFLKT support to take advantage of more memory available in the 1.0.6 RFLKT firmware.
• Integrated with latest Facebook library to improve login reliability.
• Integrated with Twitter API version 1.1.
• Added Store tab to show products we recommend.
• Added support to receive cadence from power meters.
The Abvio Team
April 2, 2013 – We here at Abvio love helping people lead healthier lives, and being dog lovers, we thought it would be great if could do the same for our four-legged friends. But we love a good joke, too, so we have to let you know that Dogmeter is a side effect of that part of our brains that invents all those other features. We’d like to thank our neighbors Echo (the collie) and Molecule (the chihuahua) for being such good sports about posing with our iPhones. After the photo shoot, we took Echo for a walk, and you tell from Molecule’s face that he’s about to get a treat! OK, back to coding that next cool feature and taking care of our customers.
If you missed the joke because you were too busy running, walking or cycling on April 1st, good for you! The press release is below, and visit the Dogmeter product page, too.
For those of you who noticed that we announced Dogmeter at first two years ago, you have a keen eye! You’ll be happy to know we were too busy finishing our RFLKT support, and had to recycle this prank, but upgrade it a bit. Still, you have to admit that “Bark Computer” was a good twist. We just like improving anything we lay our hands on.
New Dogmeter update from Abvio targets the 23.7 million dogs whose owners have iPhones.
San Francisco – April 1, 2013 – Abvio Inc. today announced that RFLKT support has been added to Dogmeter, the company’s application that is a pioneer in the canine exercise market. Canine obesity and related disorders are rampant among the world’s dog population, with more than 42% of all dogs not meeting a healthy canine BMI standard of 0.27. The new Abvio application has been shown to increase dog exercise an average of 23% among its beta users.
"Adding RFLKT support makes Dogmeter the world’s first Bark Computer," said Chip Barkins, Dog Trainer to the Stars. "The RFLKT can display any of 137 additional canine statistics, including barks per minute and quad foot cadence. Accelerometer tilt provides measurement of fireplug markings. With additional sensors, drool per minute can be measured as well. My clients have been waiting for a product like this!"
"Abvio created a wonderful application for people, but by adapting it for the world’s dogs, they can help man’s best friend have longer active lives," said Bassett Shepard, professional dog trainer. "Never before have dog trainers been able to measure real results of dog exercise, and use Text-To-Bark technology to command the pack."
Abvio’s applications have been known for their ability to provide audio feedback to runners, cyclists, and walkers, and now dogs can benefit. Dogmeter’s Text-To-Bark technology uses recent discoveries in dog linguistics to transform commands such as "Stop" into the fundamental phonemes of dog language. Studies have shown this technology to be twice as effective in causing immediate obedience. By setting up a Twitter or Facebook account for your dog, any tweet or posts that you make are communicated directly to your dog.
"One day I saw that my dog, Corey, had wandered into the yard of my cranky neighbor, so I tweeted my special command ‘Bombs Away’, and well, let’s just say that I didn’t have to waste a plastic bag." " said Charlie Millan, dedicated dog owner.
Dogmeter works with any canine iPhone carrier, and will be available in the iTunes App Store as soon as we can catch up with our friends’ dog, Norman, who sprinted away with the source code. Users who purchase within the first thirty days will receive our the new Canine Command voices, which include the commands like "Bombs Away", "Dismount Now!", "OMG Don’t Eat THAT!", "Who’s a Good Boy? Who’s a Good Boy?" and the ever-popular "SQUIRREL!!!!".
Learn more about Dogmeter at www.abvio.com/dogmeter.
About Abvio Inc.
Abvio Inc. is a privately held, award-winning San Francisco-based iPhone application developer devoted entirely to building comprehensive, easy-to-use applications for human and, uh, canine fitness. Please visit
www.abvio.com to find out more.
Abvio Public Relations Representative
(March 30, 2013: Our apps were just approved! Cyclemeter has been released to the App Store. Tomorrow we’ll release Runmeter, Walkmeter and 5K Runmeter. The version that supports RFLKT is 9.1.1.)
We are happy to announce that our apps now support RFLKT, the world’s first iPhone powered cycling computer, by Wahoo Fitness. Using Bluetooth 4.0, cyclists can wirelessly transmit data from the Cyclemeter app from the iPhone 4S or 5 in their pocket to the handlebar-mounted RFLKT.
Cyclists can choose from any of 17 different pre-built page templates, and swap in any of 148 different statistics, including current speed, previous interval average heart rate, and helpful data like time and battery level. Pages can also be built from scratch, specifying layout, font size and color, use of icons, and caption placement.
RFLKT’s buttons can also be customized with 9 different button actions, including previous and next page, to stop and start, lap / interval, backlight, and more.
“Cyclemeter and RFLKT are great together,” said Steve Kusmer, co-founder of Abvio. “We built Cyclemeter to provide an immense amount of performance data to cyclists, and a game-changing device like RFLKT makes this data readily accessible during rides.”
How it Works – Cyclemeter on RFLKT
Cyclemeter sends ride data in real time to RFLKT so riders can view any of 148 statistics. The buttons on RFLKT can be used to control the app while the iPhone remains safely in a pocket, jersey or toolkit bag. RFLKT can also be used to control the music player in Cyclemeter, which also provides on demand announcements on current heart rate, remaining interval time, or previous split average cadence, and more. Cyclemeter can configure and display pages on the RFLKT, easily accessible by previous and next buttons on the RFLKT.
RFLKT iPhone Bike Computer features include:
- Wirelessly receives data from the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 via low-energy Bluetooth 4.0
- From the RFLKT cyclists can navigate screens, start/stop timer, control music playback and additional app features, while the iPhone remains securely in your jersey pocket or bike mounted compartment
- Coin cell operated, requires no recharging with a battery life of 1 year.
- Weighs 2 ounces and measures 2.4” L x 1.6” W x 0.5” H, making it lightweight and compact like the top bike computers on the market.
RFLKT support is available as an In App purchase ($4.99 US, with an introductory price of $2.99 US) which is available upon purchase of Cyclemeter, Runmeter or Walkmeter. To purchase, go to More > Sensors and tap “Buy RFLKT Support”. RFLKT, by Wahoo Fitness, is available for purchase by visiting wahoofitness.com/rflkt.
Here are screenshots of our page templates. The first four are the defaults. Take any page template and switch out your favorite statistic.
RFLKT is Super-Cool
We are very excited about RFLKT. It’s very easy to see in daylight. You can keep your iPhone safely stowed away in your jersey or toolkit, and with the display off, your iPhone battery will last longer. At the same time, all your stats are updated in real-time as you go along. Starting, stopping, or recording a lap or interval is as easy as pushing a button. We believe it significantly enhances using our applications, and we think you will, too.
Here’s what’s new in 9.0.4:
• Fix to Facebook issue causing unsupported post request error.
• Fixes to plan editing.
• Fix to TCX import.
• Other bug fixes.
Thanks for your support and feedback.
The Abvio Team