At the time when city-dwellers are finding it real hard to move around freely in their cars due to the growing crunch in space, FlyKly has come out with its Smart Wheel, a pedal assist that consists of intelligent electronics and an ultra-thin electric motor, which makes it convenient to ride around the city in ease.
What is this Smart Wheel that is being talked about? As it has been stated earlier, it is a circular device which can be attached to your bicycle’s rear wheel. Once it is in place and you start pedaling, the built-in motor inside it starts working and delivers a boost depending on your speed. As a result, it helps you reach your destination faster without breaking a sweat. The device comes with the FlyKly app (compatible with both Android and iOS devices), and can be controlled through it. This app not only offers additional features for support and social connectivity, but also acts as a GPS tracker if your bicycle gets stolen.
Smart Wheel is smart, light and powerful. The weight is only 4 kilograms, and it can go for a 50-kilometer range at a maximum of 25 kilometer/ per hour, It also comes in various colors and sizes, and it practically fits any frame. The design is pretty simple, and you do not need any gadget or wires to install it. All you need to do is remove the real wheel of your bicycle, place the Smart Wheel in position, and you are all good to go!
The project is currently placed on KickStarter with a pledge of $100,000 goal. The funding period ends on November 25, 2013 after 40 days. To everyone’s surprise, however, the project has easily crossed its goal within 2 days. You can back this project here.
It seems that it’ll be made available in the market from May 2014 and will be slated to be priced at $550. What do you think of Smart Wheel? Wanna try and give it a shot?