Yamaha moves the beat to your body

Getting into the spirit of Le Tour de France we’ve recently taken up a spot of cycling. The thing is, we get a bit bored on our rides as we can&

Getting into the spirit of Le Tour de France we’ve recently taken up a spot of cycling. The thing is, we get a bit bored on our rides as we can’t find a way of securing an Archos 704 to the handlebars.On the look out for bicycle-based entertainment our beady eye on the US has spotted this nifty take on the sports MP3 player, Yamaha’s BODiBEAT, which could solve our problems if it comes to the UK. The 512MB player monitors your heart rate with an ear clip, your speed with an accelerometer and matches your tunes to your pace. So head out on a sprint or breakneck downhill mountain bike trail and you can expect some speed metal from Napalm Death. Slow down to a gentle jog or relaxing pedal through the park and the BODiBEAT will automatically swap to the new Snow Patrol album. Stop completely or fall down dead and we imagine you’ll get Keane. Like Nike + iPod the BODiBEAT also hooks up to a PC to offer a record of your vital stats from your workout. London 2012 here we come.Essentials Yamaha BODiBEAT Price: US$300 On sale: Summer in US Contact: Yamaha Related stories: REVIEW: Nike + iPod Sony S2 jogs onto the Sports Walkman circuit Gadget of the Day – SwitchEasy RunAway