Kinomap is known for their user-generated, real world riding videos and integrating those into your home trainer, letting you ride virtually through thousands of different locations around the world by replaying those videos on your iOS device. The level of integration takes on various forms depending on your equipment, but they’ve done a tremendous job of making it accessible to virtually anyone. And lots of people have jumped on it, recording almost 60 million kilometers of footage.
One of the limitations, though, has been the short recording time offered by today’s popular action sports cams like Sony, GoPro, Garmin, etc. The solution? Make the camera last longer. Kimono’s Phillipe Moity explains:
We thought for a long time about having a bike cam able to record long rides. Our new camera is able to record up to 7 hours in one go when all competitors die after 2 hours of HD recording. First recordings have been officially made by next week at the Sea Otter Classic. We made several tests already, including at the last Haute Route race, also during the Roc D’Azur Mountain bike race in France (4h20min recording in one go) then one UCI world tour team made some trials as well during a training session in Calpe Spain (5h36min and 162 km distance).
Here’s how it works…
The ITPcam (Inside The Peloton Camera) is made to last through a 5-6 hour pro race or stage without battery swaps. The camera has about a 90 minute battery, and the external battery boosts total recoding time to 7 hours.
Similar to when using a non-GPS camera from another brand, it pulls the ride’s GPS data from a GPS-equipped smartphone or cycling computer that’s recording the ride simultaneously. All of the pairing is handled by Kinomap’s upload system.
It shoots in 1080p 60fps with a 160º wide angle view. Launch price will be $219, then go to $249 standard retail. Each hour of recording uses about 4GB, and it’ll ship with a 64GB memory card…which makes that price very competitive. It’s available through Motiongears.com with free shipping in the US.