iPod Music Controls

Demo of new v2.0 version of GaugeFace app that now supports Music Controls.

Once enabled on the GaugeFace Settings view, you can then double-tap on the main GaugeFace or Preview views to play or pause music from your active playlist. Swipe left or right to skip to the next or previous song. Pan right or left to increase or decrease the volume.

No visual feedback is presented with these controls and as such there is no reason to look down at your screen to use these new features.

2 comments

by admin on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:14

BTW... the Speakers and Amp are from CycleSounds. I didn't think I'd care too much for riding with music but now that I have tried it I find I really really like it!

3" 200w speakers. http://www.cyclesounds.com//index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=82

Easy to install and sounds pretty decent (considering the wind and bike/traffic noise) with a full or half face helmet. Can't hear much with a brain bucket though.

by admin on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 09:00

I've been playing a little with a Bluetooth adapter that allows you to not have to plug into the 3.5mm audio jack up on your iPhone or iPod touch. Instead you plug into this thing called a BluBridge Mini-Jack and pair it with your iDevice.

So far works pretty well except that it works off of a rechargeable battery (charges through a USB connection) that lasts for 8 hours as per the manufacturers instructions.

http://www.miccus.com/products/blubridge-mini-jack-rx

I'm going to see if tying into my bikes accessory power is possible and find out if that works well. It's not waterproof but I think I can solve that.