Good bike and bike navigation specialist Beeline has launched an up to date model of its teensy handlebar bike laptop, the Beeline Velo 2, following the profitable completion of a Kickstarter marketing campaign earlier within the yr.
The primary Beeline Velo captured the creativeness of many an city bicycle owner when it launched again in 2015. It was primarily a wise compass that did one factor and did it effectively: it pointed you to your chosen vacation spot. The thought was to simplify biking navigation all the way down to the naked necessities, so riders might get the place they wanted to while having fun with a fluid, distraction free journey.
The Beeline Velo 2 builds on the idea with a few enhancements, as the corporate appears to be like to supply one thing a bit extra totally featured with out getting wherever near fanatic merchandise like the Garmin Edge vary of efficiency GPS biking computer systems.
Particularly, the Velo 2 provides a brand new navigation display that integrates surrounding roads for the primary time. This, together with Beeline’s work to develop a crowdsourced community of street and route information, lets you select from just a few completely different route choices in its app: the quickest route, quietest route, or a balanced route combining each.
It additionally makes it straightforward so as to add stops to your journey, or alternatively you’ll be able to go for the old fashioned compass nav vibes of the primary iteration. Additional enhancements embrace a brand new rocker-based management scheme designed for ease of use with gloves; USB-C charging; and shock and rain-proofing.
The Velo 2 is obtainable now through the Beeline web site and prices simply £79.99, which is affordable for the market. By way of worth and have set, it’s one thing of a cheerful medium between the free inconvenience of checking your cellphone, and the expensive premium bike computer systems made by the likes of Garmin and Strava – usually a few hundred quid a pop.
In case you cycle principally in cities and simply want some serving to getting from A to B (probably through C), then the Beeline Velo 2 might be simply the answer you’re on the lookout for.