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The Xplova X5: Industry’s First Cycling Computer with Video Recording Capabilities
(2016-04-21)

Professional cycling computer offers smart video recording to capture the excitement as it happens



NEW YORK - Xplova, a wholly owned subsidiary of Acer, today announced the X5 cycling computer for cycling enthusiasts, and Xplova Moment App for casual cyclists. The Xplova X5 is the industry’s first cycling computer with video recording capabilities, and targets a growing enthusiast market with a focus on cycling club captains, event organizers, media and other members of the community.


Smart Video for Capturing Cycling Excitement

The Xplova X5 is equipped with a wide-angle camera to record exciting moments on the road. Intelligent algorithms let cyclists automatically capture three-second video clips of the scenery based on pre-determined parameters like speed, heart rate, GPS coordinates and even unique points of interest. Recording can also be triggered manually, and users can select and compile up to eight clips into a unique video, which can then be uploaded to social media for friends and followers to share the moment. The high-quality videos are recorded at 720p resolution and a transflective color screen provides comfortable viewing even in direct sunlight.


Smart Sign Guidance™ Syncs and Stores Routes from the Cloud

As an integrated hardware, software, and services solution, the Xplova X5 features Smart Sign Guidance™ which syncs and stores riders’ favorite routes directly on Xplova.com. This allows the creation of detailed journeys with unique points of interests saved in the cloud and played back on the X5 cycling computer. Advanced cyclists will enjoy using Smart Sign Guidance™ to plan workout routes and tough hill climbs for truly dynamic training sessions. Smart Sign Guidance™ also works with the Xplova Moment App, and users can also download routes from around the world shared by other members of the Xplova community.


Live Dashboard and IPX7 Water-resistance

The Xplova X5 acts as a live dashboard that presents a rider’s performance data in real-time. It displays the metrics that cyclists need at a quick glance: cycling speed, heart rate, cadence, strength gauge, etc. A customizable Chart View is also available for more detailed graphical analysis and to compare speed, heart rate, power output, gear position, distance, and trip duration to help riders maximize and improve their training efforts. Live GPS tracking is also a great added feature for cyclists to keep tabs on the team while still pursuing individual or pack challenges. Thanks to its IPX7 water-resistance, cyclists can rest assured knowing that the X5 remains protected and functional in all types of weather, and lets users keep the Live Dashboard on display and guiding the way, even in torrential rains.


Xplova Moment App

In addition to the X5 cycling computer, the new Xplova Moment App offers four unique values to enrich the cyclist’s journey:


1. Find me: Connect with friends to display each rider’s GPS position in real-time, great for safety as well as friendly games of “catch me if you can” while on the go.


2. Remember me: Pick the video clips of key moments on your cycling journey and upload to social media to let friends and family share the excitement.


3. Lead me: Follow popular scenic routes curated by other Xplova community members. Discover new vantage points and picturesque views carefully selected by local riders.


4. Challenge me: Go head-to-head against the best saved times. Acts as a virtual challenger who pushes riders to improve their lap times from past routes.


Availability

The Xplova X5 will be available in Q3. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Xplova office or retailer via www.xplova.com.


The new Xplova X5 was unveiled today at the next@acer press event at 4 World Trade Center in New York, where Acer announced a range of new devices and solutions for families, students and professionals. For more information, visit acer.com/nextatacer.


About Xplova

Xplova Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Acer, is a manufacturer of premium outdoor cycling computers. Originally founded in 2008 by a group of biking and outdoor enthusiasts, it is now headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Xplova products are marketed worldwide, and combine state-of-the-art design with intuitive software applications, comprehensive map packages and a community portal for the management and sharing of data. For more information, please visit www.xplova.com.