ReTrack lets you see your mountain biking from a completely new angle. ReTrack does this by tracking the detailed motion of your ride and using the data to create an animated replay.
ReTrack shows accurate and relative positions of rider and trail in a 3D 'game-like' environment, meaning you can see how tightly you cornered or how high you jumped.
This opens up a whole number of unique possibilities for ride analysis, we believe our most important and unique insight, will be the ability to compare yourself against other rides of yours - or other riders - on the same trail.
Analysing two of your own runs against each other - perhaps your fastest and your most recent - allows you to see what made you faster, or whether you've got better over time.
To able to compare the way you rode the trail right alongside another, perhaps stronger rider has obvious and completely fresh advantages in technique improvement.
ReTrack starts by tracking your ride and delivering automatic, 3D animated highlights of your activities, directly to your phone, the video above explains this.
ReTrack animations can be seen from a variety of viewpoints to give you a great sense for the track you rode and how you descended down it.
The position and speed of the rider are very accurately tracked, the relative position to the ground is also known, meaning your speed, turns and jumps can all be accurately recreated in a 3D virtual world.
Furthermore, ReTrack does it all without any hassle - it captures the data of your ride while you concentrate on enjoying your day on the trails, send the data to us from our app and we send the animations back to you.
We've demonstrated this functionality in our prototype product to date. The next stage is to deliver some new and unique features enabled by recreating rides as animations. This includes putting your ride against previous ones of yours, your friends or even those of the Pros.
We have a working prototype currently in use that has given us the ReTrack animated rides that you see here and elsewhere on YouTube. Currently we are testing, refining and enhancing the product while seeking investment to finalise the mass market version of the product
In parallel, we've were shortlisted as finalists in the Wearable Tech Start up and commended by judges; other feedback was that ReTrack was "the best thing at the show". We were also shortlisted for the British Innovation Project at the Gadget Show Live 9-13th April 2014, where the winner was an artificial pancreas!
In 2014 our aim is to grow our product both through test and customer feedback, and to accelerate our progress with investment.
The potential roadmap for the product is enormous, we're just getting started with what you can see here. Hopefully you can imagine the richness and as we are at the things the product wil be able to deliver soon. We'd be glad to hear your emailed thoughts and welcome your views on ReTrack as it stands and how it could move forward - or you can just follow us on Facebook on Twitter to receive updates. We'll be sharing the rides and views of beta trialists and Scott - ReTrack's version of "The Stig" - shortly.
From next year you should be able to see, as well as know, how you compare to the rest using ReTrack.
We look forward to seeing your first animated trail and then building up your PBs across the trails next season.
The ReTrack Team.