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 on iPads, iPhones and other smartphones, laptops and computers.
The result is accurate and relative positions of rider and trail in a 3D 'game-like' environment, meaning you can see your ride from all angles and examine how tightly you cornered or how high you jumped.
This opens up a whole number of unique possibilities for ride analysis, including comparing your different rides down the same trail or comparing yourself to other riders.
To able to see how you achieved a better time, or perhaps up against a stronger rider will help highlight ways to improve your performance.
ReTrack starts by tracking your ride and delivering automatic, 3D animated highlights of your activities, directly to your phone, as the video above illustrates.
ReTrack animations can be seen from a variety of viewpoints to give you a unique insight for the line you took down the trail.
The position of the rider is very accurately tracked, down to centimetres against the relative position to the ground, this means your speed, turns and jumps can all be accurately recreated and analysed in a 3D virtual world.
ReTrack does it all without any hassle - it captures the data of your ride while you concentrate on enjoying your day on the trails. When online, the data is sent to us from the app, the animations are then processed and sent back to you.
We've demonstrated this functionality in our prototype product to date. The next stage is to get the product to trialists to refine the experience and add some new and unique features. Currently we show one ride, but shortly we'll be able to put your ride against previous ones of yours, your friends or even those of the Pros.
We'd like to bring ReTrack to the masses and we've made it very affordable to end users, however, this hasn't been an easy journey. For now we'll have to accept that animations fall short of 'reality' and until such a time as we can accurately recreate people riding and their environment as they ride, perhaps you'll have to settle for cameras on sophisticated drones or 360 action camera views.
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 were also shortlisted for the British Innovation Project at the Gadget Show Live 9-13th April 2014, where we lost out to the ultimate winner, an artificial pancreas!
We still believe the potential for the product is enormous, but will need investment. Happy to hear your emailed thoughts and offers of investment. You can just follow us on Facebook on Twitter to receive updates.
The ReTrack Team.