Cyclists in Japan will be pleased to hear that Pioneer will be launching the PotterNavi, which is a GPS gadget designed for cyclists in mind, and for those who use bicycles as their main mode of transportation, which is not uncommon in countries like Japan and China.
Apart from just GPS, the PotterNavi will also come with an ANT+ sensor, which can be mounted on the rear wheel of your bicycle and thus provide more information, such as the speed you’re traveling at and cadence, which sounds awfully a lot like the Garmin ANT+ addon for the iPhone we reported on earlier. For those who cycle for fitness, the ANT+ sensor will also provide you with details such as a calorie counter.
The PotterNavi will come with a dedicated bike cradle, and will sport a 2.4” VGA screen and a 3G module that will provide maps on demand. It also features an IPX5 certified waterproof body which is great for those who may cycle in rough terrain and is expected to retail in Japan come February of 2012 for ¥40,000 ($527).