Okay, it looks like this might be more of a roadie thing than a MTB one – but what do we know? It launches today on Kickstarter, with the units going for a cool $499. And half of the original production is already sold out.
As many people will tell you, digital readouts on your pieces of tech were cool at school. Remember those watches which had loads of little keys on them so you could use them as calculators? Exactly.
But as we became People Of The World, analogue readouts were much more awesomer. More elegant, suave, and… just totes cool, bro. And HOW COOL were the analogue speedos you’d strap to the front wheel of your Grifter? Nun more cool. That’s how cool.
Step forward the Omata. It’s a GPS with an analogue readout. All the internal gubbins is still present and correct – it’ll log your ride, and you can upload everything to Strava etc if you really must. KOMs, PRs, routes. All that. Oh yes.
But while you’re riding? A nice clean dial, with speed, distance, ascent and time. Elegant. Suave. Smooooooooooth. We like the idea very much.
What say you?