FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — At Eurobike earlier this month, French tire brand Hutchinson showed an internal wireless air pressure monitor, which will be available in the first quarter of 2019.
The Connect Tires monitor is similar in concept to the Quarq TyreWiz introduced at Sea Otter but the Hutchinson monitor sits inside the tire and costs half as much.
The Connect Tires monitor has Bluetooth and ANT+ wireless capability for connection to a phone, smartwatch or GPS head unit. The company said it can be used with tire sealant. The mobile app allows users to create a rider profile that includes weight, height and riding style to get suggested pressures. The app has alerts to give the rider notice when pressure drops below a certain point.
The target MSRP is $100 for a pair.