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Posted by Mike The Bike on 10th Jun 2014
I was excited about the CycleNav and bought one as soon as it was available. What I didn't realize is that your phone must have Bluetooth 4 (aka Bluetooth Low Energy or Bluetooth Smart) in order to work with the device.
Most smart phones introduced since 2011 have that, but unfortunately mine is a little older.
Save yourself some time and check that your phone has Bluetooth 4 before buying the CycleNav device. An easy way to do this is to find the CycleNav app on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. If your phone is supported by the CycleNav app, then it most likely meets the Bluetooth 4 requirement.
Posted by CyclistCad on 10th Jun 2014
I purchased the CycleNav this morning when I realized it was in stock at one of our local retailers. Ever since this was announced, I've been wanting it - it wasn't a want to have, it was a NEED to have. Well, ok, not really, but you get my drift. Anyway, I was excited when I popped it out of the box and it was smaller than I thought it was going to be. Neat, I thought! I connected it to my phone, gave it a place I wanted to go, and it immediately started giving me directions. Very cool!
The one BIG problem I have with it is that it lacks in actual utility once you start digging into it deeper. For instance, a real benefit (and an oversight, in my opinion) would be the ability to upload GPX files to the device/the app. Why? Well, think about it this way: If you wanted to follow a course, for instance a course recommended to you by someone, you cannot. Rather, you would have to figure out an end point on the course and put in waypoints to give you a vague way of following the route. And speaking of waypoints, only five are allowed on any route. So, yeah...you can't REALLY follow a course using that functionality.
Overall, it's pretty awesome and I really do think I'm going to get a lot of use out of it, but added GPX support would make this an AMAZING product instead of a VERY good one.
Posted by Unknown on 10th Jun 2014
I love my new cyclenav. It was easy to set up and does just what I want it to. It's making my rides around town much more fun!
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