Is this the smartest iPhone cycle gadget so far? Wahoo’s RFLKT

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Wahoo Fitness is best known for its range of iPhone-friendly gadgets that are normally the preserve of our pals over Connected Health. However RFLKT, which we spotted on Mashable has caught out eye.

It is an iPhone powered computer for street bikes which is expected to launch at the end of December or early January, just in time for CES.

What makes this quite special is the way that it can connect with your iPhone – and a number of other devices too – using Bluetooth. So you can keep your iPhone hidden away in a bag and harness some of its functionality on the RFLKT. Basically the device sits on your handlebar and then connects to the company’s iPhone app wirelessly. You can then see your biking stats, control your music and more from the RFLKT and not have to worry about getting out, and maybe dropping your iPhone. The device works with iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.

According to Mashable RFLKT doesn’t require charging. It runs on a small coin cell battery, which is easy to replace and very affordable. It lasts about a year or two.

It sports four big buttons, two on each side of the device, that control what screens you see — you can switch screens to see all your data. The buttons are also configurable through the app. And it’s easier to use four buttons than the touch screen on your iPhone that requires you to look at the screen.

There’s no details yet on price and UK availability, but this looks like a serious gadget for cyclists and one that will be on our list. More from Mashable here.