ReTrack gives a new angle to analyse and enjoy your mountain biking. With ReTrack your tracked rides are recreated as 3D animations of rider and trail. This means you can analyse your ride using virtual cameras and also see your ride against other rides or other riders performance on the same trail.
Allowing you to analyse two of your own runs against each other - perhaps your fastest and your most recent is a massive advantage for serious MTB training.
Additionally useful and insightful - for all rider abilities - will be to compare the way you rode the trail right alongside another, perhaps stronger rider.
This is achieved through our Ghost Rider feature. With Ghost Rider, you can also have a virtual race against a friend, to see who would have won and how you both took on the same trail, even if you rode on different days altogether.
ReTrack starts by tracking your ride and delivering automatic, 3D animated highlights of your activities, directly to your phone, the video here explains this.
ReTrack animations can be seen from a variety of viewpoints to give you a great sense for the track you rode and what you got up to on it. The position and speed of the rider is very accurately tracked, the relative position to the ground is also measured precisely, this means your speeds, turns and jumps can all be accurately recreated in a 3D virtual world.
ReTrack makes the data captured from your ride come to life, enabling you to relive every ride you do, the highs of jumps to the lows of wiping out - wherever you go.
And ReTrack does it all without any hassle - it captures the data of your ride while you concentrate on enjoying your day on the trails.
We've demonstrated this functionality in our 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. We are manufacturing a further small quantity of these sensors for beta trials at bike parks and trails across the UK in summer/autumn 2014.
In parallel, we 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 are also shortlisted for the British Innovation Project at the Gadget Show Live 9-13th April 2014, the other contenders are some wonderful British innovations fulfilling a diverse range of needs.
So this year our aim is to grow our product both through feedback from potential customers as well as within the wider technology industry.
The potential roadmap for the product is enormous and we'll be looking for investment in 2014 to reach some of these goals. 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 look forward to sharing the rides and views of the beta trialists, and Scott - our version of "The Stig" - in the near future.
Keep riding, keep enjoying.
The ReTrack Team.