Iron Man uses Chipolo to Find his Bike

25.06.2015
Hi, my name is Denis Sketako. I am a world class racer in a mad sport called Ironman triathlon. We swim for 2.4 miles, ride a bike for 112 miles and to top everything off, we run a full 26.2 mile marathon. Yes, all on a single day. I don’t want to brag, but I am pretty good at this, I can do a whole race in under 9 hours and still have a few drops of energy in my body. I can do all that, but I can’t manage my luggage, if my life depended on it.

Let me tell you, how Chipolo is helping me keep an eye of my valuables on my trips, so I can focus on training.

You see, Ironman triathlon doesn’t require a huge amount of equipment. For two thirds of the race we only use our swimsuit and running shoes. But, the middle part is where things get expensive.

Racing bicycle. It’s has a carbon fibre frame and is equipped with all the latest gadgets, including a fancy power meter. Basically, it’s worth as much as a small car.

When I fly to races or training sessions, I have to be sure that the case with my bike is on the right plane. And we all know that it’s not uncommon for the luggage to end up in the other part of the world.

I could never fully relax on the plane, I was worried that my bike got misplaced, that it was mistakenly put on a plane to Hong Kong, Sydney or some distant place like that, while I was on my way to Spain.

Technology to the rescue. I’ve attached the Chipolo on my bikes case, it’s connected with my phone and now I always know, if the bike is on the right plane.

When I board the plane I just take a stroll up and down the plane with my phone. Chipolos bluetooth chip is powerful enough to connect with my phone even through the floor in to the cargo area. When the phone beeps and shows that it’s connected to the Chipolo on my bike, I can relax, take an easy nap or plot my plan to winning the most prestigious Ironman event in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.