Schwinn CycleNav GPS/App Enabled Bicycle Headlight Shows The Way. Literally.

Schwinn CycleNav GPS app enabled bicycle headlight guides you along path

The Schwinn CycleNav is a new bluetooth enabled bicycle light that links with their CycleNav App to direct you along your chosen route via voice and light cues.

Perhaps just as exciting is the route planning feature within the app itself. Pick your start and finish points, then add any waypoints you’d like. That’s something we haven’t seen before, and it’ll even show your estimated ride time and elevation profile for each suggested route, helping you find the way that suits your needs, whether that’s training or commuting. Once started, it records your total ride distance, time, calories burned, then you can share your ride with your virtual friends.

The CycleNav unit uses three lights -pointing forward, right and left- and a speaker to speak and illuminate the path. Miss the cue? Just hit the silver button in the middle and it’ll repeat the last direction.

There are quite a few nice features, all summed up in the video below…

Schwinn CycleNav GPS app enabled bicycle headlight guides you along path

As the video suggests, the quick release mount makes it easy to throw on a rental or borrowed bike when traveling to new cities. The app is available now for free for iOS and Android. The CycleNav light will hit WalMart stores this spring for just $59.99.

Schwinn CycleNav GPS app enabled bicycle headlight guides you along path

SchwinnBikes.com

Comments

Tad Dickman - 01/14/14 - 9:06pm

Wow. This is actually pretty cool. And from Schwinn. At Walmart. Weird, but looks like it would be really, really handy for those unfamiliar town/road rides.

Donald McWethy - 01/14/14 - 9:46pm

When I can get it from someplace that is NOT Walmart, I’ll jump on it.

Bianca - 01/14/14 - 9:50pm

So strange to actually be excited for a piece of bike tech from, Schwinn and walmart.

Gillis - 01/14/14 - 10:33pm

^^ +1

highpointer - 01/14/14 - 10:49pm

Maybe they will make one under the Cannondale (or GT, Charge, Mongoose, Roadmaster, Pacific, Caloi, Guru, Instep, Iron Horse, or Sugoi). They are all owned by Dorel.

Ken - 01/14/14 - 11:05pm

Does it just say “turn left/turn right” or does it read the street name? Left and right may not be enough in big cities where GPS is not especially accurate and streets are confusing.

Highpointer - 01/14/14 - 11:12pm

Ken please keep in mind this is a made for Walmart product. Stick with a Garmin.

JF - 01/14/14 - 11:28pm

This seems oddly familiar…
http://mashable.com/2013/09/17/hammerhead/

Eyal - 01/15/14 - 12:51am

@Highpointer Garmin is useless. They sell overpriced DOS era devices. They cling to their Ant-minus protocol. They’re afraid of Bluetooth LE. Besides, they’re so complex to the average user, their displays are atrocious. If they come up with something they’d expect you to use a dongle as they do with their BRAND NEW 2014 retarded Vivofit.

Ventruck - 01/15/14 - 1:16am

expected a higher price tag. This is an interesting one. If charity ride routes could be downloaded (if they were offered in the first place), that’d be awesome. I’m sure it’s doable with the way points feature, just a bit of work.

ve - 01/15/14 - 1:22am

This is neat, although I’d rather just have an otterbox handlebar mount that doesn’t throw my phone every time I hit a pothole. Until then, phone in the bag and I might pick this up.

King County - 01/15/14 - 9:24am

Cool item and affordable. I don’t think the average Walmart customer would notice it.

ByeSickle - 01/15/14 - 1:27pm

@Eyal. Amen. I thought I was the only one who doesn’t understand why Garmin is the default device used by cyclists. I bought the Edge 800, full bundle, and I can’t say that I’m impressed with it, especially at the outrageous price. The navigation is horrible and the display is so clunky and low-definition. My iphone with the Strava app is almost just as good, and it was free.

No more Garmin cycling devices for me. The more competition, the better.

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