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stevnim 01-09-14 06:45 AM

Schwinn CycleNav
 
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I've not seen anyone mention this, so I'll post it. Schwinn introduced something called CycleNav this week at CES. http://www.schwinnbikes.com/usa/gear/extras/cyclenav/

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Garfield Cat 01-09-14 07:51 AM

You need a smart phone? Dumb phones won't work.

Looigi 01-09-14 08:50 AM

Right. Nav is supplied by an app on the phone and I believe it uses the phone's GPS which makes the thingy on the bars just an indicator/speaker.

mwandaw 03-13-14 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Looigi (Post 16396028)
Right. Nav is supplied by an app on the phone and I believe it uses the phone's GPS which makes the thingy on the bars just an indicator/speaker.

Actually, an indicator/speaker is what I'm looking for. I have the CueSheet and Ride with GPS apps. Both have good features, but it's hard to hear the instructions and hard to see the indicators when riding fast.

mwandaw 03-13-14 10:57 PM

I was excited to find the CycleNav on sale at Walmart tonight (March 13). That's a few hours earlier than the announced date of March 14. It was $49.99, and there were several in stock.

Unfortunately, the Android app is not available yet, and I have an Android phone. I checked the Apple website and found the app there.

Here are my very first impressions:
<> The speaker is loud and clear.
<> The directional arrows look like they will be easy to see.
<> The headlight is better than nothing.
<> The styling is "retro".

I'll post more once I can get the app and actually use it.

mwandaw 03-14-14 09:39 AM

I called Schwinn's customer service number this morning. The woman told me that the Android app is expected to be on the Play Store website on Saturday, March 15.

mwandaw 03-17-14 09:22 AM

Saturday night (March 15) CycleNav became available on the Google Play Store. However, there was a note on the CycleNav page saying that my phone was not compatible.

I emailed Schwinn, and got a prompt reply. CycleNav requires Bluetooth 4 (aka Bluetooth Low Energy or Bluetooth Smart). Unfortunately, my Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket has Bluetooth 3.

According to Schwinn, 99% of phones two years old or newer do have Bluetooth 4. They mentioned that the CycleNav box has a note saying that Bluetooth 4 is required and that a complete list of compatible devices is available at Bluetooth.com. I don't have the box with me at the moment, so I cannot confirm that. However, I went to Bluetooth.com and could not find an easy-to-use list. I got the information for my phone from a cell phone review website.

In any case, save yourself some time and check if your phone has Bluetooth 4 before buying the CycleNav.

mwandaw 03-17-14 09:28 AM

I found a press release on the Hammerhead website (Hammerhead) that says Hammerhead also uses Bluetooth 4.


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