Navigating on a bike can be a pain in the neck, but not anymore. The Beeline Moto is the solution that provides easy-to-read instructions and navigation.
The slick new tool to navigate we all want
Navigating on a motorcycle can be a pain in the neck. You plug in your smartphone using some form of helmet-adapted—or not—headphones and try to listen to that the instructions as you go. Between the wind noise, the road noise, and your gps giving you last-minute instructions, it can become difficult to understand where you have to go at all. If you're anything like me, a visual element to support the navigation can be of great help. There's already enough to look at on a bike though, and trying to read a map on your cellphone is a definitely not an acceptable option. While most companies are coming up with fancy—and expensive—HUD technology, Beeline strolls in with a simple, yet safe and efficient new gadget.
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The sharp-looking device simply called "Moto" is the adapted solution for those who need the visual support to navigate. The gadget, shaped like a compass, comes with a mount that can be fitted on any handlebar, which makes it easy to peek at. This is Beeline's second concept: the first one was a similar system adapted for bicycles. The company launched its first Kickstarter campaign in 2015 and received more than double its goal.
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With the Moto device, Beeline's new Kickstarter has already reached over ten times its $65,807 goal, with backers having spent close to a million dollars to get the Moto. The reason it's so successful is simple: the gadget looks good, is versatile, and most of all, is pretty affordable with a launch price of $129 (retail pricing is set at $199).
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Easy to read and straightforward—just what you need for riding
The Moto connects to any Apple and Android device via Bluetooth and communicates with a dedicated app to map out your route. You can import GPX files as well as update the app for the latest road information, and once your path is set the device won't use data unless you go off course. It will guide you step by step like a standard GPS or act as a compass and let you do you own thing, simply showing you the distance and direction to go. The display is minimalistic and easy-to-read, using big arrows to point you in the right direction. The device is shockproof, waterproof, IP67-rated, and the battery will run for up to 30 hours before needing a charge.
Deliveries are expected to begin in February 2019.