Omata One Analogue GPS Speedometer
With modern bikes featuring increasingly complex tech accessories, it’s good to get back to basics once in a while. The Omata One Analogue GPS Speedometer pairs contemporary innards with a classic analog gauge. Based on research that analogue dials reduce cognitive load, the Omata One attempts to make it easier for you to read data at a glance and focus on enjoying the ride itself. A GPS chip on the inside tracks all your data with pinpoint accuracy, and lets you export the info into an app or service of your choice. All your data – speed, distance, ascent, and time – is recorded on the internal memory and converted into analogue movement by a custom mechanical sub-assembly developed with Seiko Precision Inc.
As it is intended to be used in the outdoors, the Omata One Analogue GPS Speedometer is made from Plancast Plus 5083 aluminium for the case and mount, and PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone) for the functional bezel. In addition to the analogue face, the speedo employs a bespoke numeral set called Omata Numeral Regular, featuring clarity, openness and a modern, slightly digital character.
It also looks pretty simple to attach. The hinged aluminium mount clamps to the handlebar and is secured in place by a single hex bolt. Once the mount is fitted, the speedometer is attached by a one quarter, clockwise turn. Also ,the mounting system is modular, which means you can remove the bayonet fitting and replace it with an adaptor to fit the mount already installed on your bike. The company adds that it will develop multiple mounts for as many bars and stems as possible, in time.