Acer acquired Xplova, a Taipei-based GPS cycling computer brand, for an undisclosed consideration.
The acquisition, made through the Acer e-Enabling Service Business Inc., under the eBusiness Business Group, aims to expand Acer’s reach in the sports industry. As part of its focus on providing people-centric services, The computer manufacturer will integrate Xplova’s technology with its hardware, software and services.
Xplova offers a comprehensive cycling experience by enabling a cyclist to plan a route at tour.xplova.com with map and elevation profile, then ride with its smart cycling computer and live tracking service to view the real time position of each member in the group cycling event.
Post event, cyclists can share their activity logs with friends via social media networks.
There are also plans to tap into China’s huge cycling industry with cloud-enabled sports services, enabling general cyclists to search for the best routes in terms of distance and physical map, find biking activities, and share cycling fun or knowledge.