British manufacturer Beeline has introduced its Velo 2 GPS biking laptop or computer, a comprehensive refresh of the Beeline Velo that we reviewed on road.cc a few of yrs back, with a new navigation interface, a bigger display, and an improved application-based route planner designed to deliver you with harmless and pleasant rides.
Check out our evaluate of the Beeline Velo bicycle computer
We initially instructed you about the Velo 2 past 12 months when Beeline was searching for crowdfunding via Kickstarter. It was a effective campaign, the Velo 2 acquiring around 5,000 backers who pledged a lot more than $400,000 (£320,000).
Beeline launches Velo 2 navigation product with enhanced very simple, secure routing alternatives
“The Velo 2 makes it even less complicated to navigate and observe convert recommendations than its predecessor many thanks to a totally new and improved navigation interface,” states Beeline. “The simplified navigation lets the two new and experienced riders to feel assured in adhering to a protected route.
“In get to give the ideal attainable routes for their buyers, Beeline gathers several kinds of knowledge from Beeline rides, as well as bringing alongside one another the most related exterior info from the open up mapping neighborhood (OpenStreetMap).
“During the experience, users can basically push the score buttons at any point of their journey to show if they are obtaining a positive or detrimental working experience. These Beeline Road Scores then feed instantly into Beeline’s routing algorithm to adapt and boost foreseeable future routes. The extra buyers and the a lot more comments, the improved the routes grow to be.”
Type your destination into the Beeline App and you will get a few different routes to get there Garmin, for illustration, offers a thing similar on its GPS models. You can decide on a quick route, a silent route, or a route that’s a mix of the two.
You can also pick your personal route in Compass Method, Beeline’s original as-the-crow-flies navigation system, and the method integrates with Strava.
The Beeline Velo 2’s revamped interface offers facts as you trip which include your velocity, dwell journey statistics and an approximated time of arrival, and it fixes to your handlebar by way of a twist-lock mounting system.
Beeline claims that the battery, which is billed by means of a USB-C port, lasts for above 10 several hours of use. The Rocker Top system permits you to use the gadget with gloves on and, as you’d hope, it is water resistant.
The Beeline Velo is accessible for £79.99.