Shimano Introduces D-Fly Data Management System SM-EWW01

Shimano sent through some details of some new technology around wireless data analysis and logging. While the SM-EWW01 is slated for Di2 Wireless road systems, it will be interesting to see if these technologies trickle into the mountain bike as well. The D-Fly system allows riders to monitor Di2 gear position, battery life, as well as some other common rider data functions.

IRVINE, Calif. (February 3, 2014) – Further expanding the capabilities of its E-tube wiring and electronics found in its latest Di2 electronic road bicycle shifting systems, Shimano today introduced the Di2 Wireless Unit (SM-EWW01) featuring the new Shimano D-Fly Data Management system. This new wireless component adds another dimension to the Di2 experience by wirelessly connecting riders to their Di2 data through a cycling computer. Di2 wireless unit is a compact wireless data transmitter compatible with Dura-Ace 9070, Ultegra 6870 Di2 and Ultegra 6770 E-tube road shifting systems.SM-EWW01 easily plugs into
the E-tube wiring system and seamlessly connects Di2 equipped bikes to a compatible wireless cycle computer. Shimano D-Fly transmits data through a proprietary private ANT wireless protocol and allows riders to monitor Di2 gear position, battery life, as well as some other common rider data functions. The new Di2 Wireless Unit is powered by the same Di2 battery that powers the Di2 shifting system.

Upon its introduction, SM-EWW01 will be compatible with the PRO SCIO ANT+ cycling computer, a new 2014 introduction in the PRO line. Future compatibility with MIO and other cycling computers are planned for the 1st quarter of 2014. This D-Fly system also will have integration options with the new Shimano Camera, the CM-1000 to overlay these details inside of a video.

The Di2 Wireless Unit SM-EWW01 maintains a svelte size at only 38mm long, 25mm wide, 12.5mm in height, and weighs less than 5 grams. The SM-EWW01 will be available in March 2014 for $79.99. The SCIO ANT+ cycling computer weighs 80 grams and will be available in white or black color options for $139 in February 2014.

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