LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Schwinn unveiled its new CycleNav Smart Bike Navigator at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show here last week.
The Schwinn CycleNav is a free mobile application paired with a handlebar-mounted smart-bike navigation unit designed to give riders turn-by-turn audio and visual navigation from their handlebars.
When connected to a smart phone via Bluetooth the device provides audio commands and visual light indicators to direct riders to their desired destination.
To choose a route, the user enters a destination address and CycleNav provides route options based on terrain and also offers the shortest route option, by both time and distance.
CycleNav will repeat the last instruction with a click of the center chrome button. The CycleNav also includes a headlight.
The CycleNav application also records statistics from the journey, including distance, duration and calories burned. The ride data can be shared through social networking integration including MapMyRide.
The CycleNav app is available for free download via the Apple App Store and Google Play. The Schwinn CycleNav will be available at Wal-Mart in the spring 2014 for $59.99.