Bosch and Komoot have revealed a closer collaboration with further integration of the route planning software into Bosch’s latest hardware.
Previously, e-Bike riders could plan routes in the app and transfer and navigate them on Nyon and – thanks to the smartphone and COBI.Bike app – on SmartphoneHub. Now, routes planned with Komoot can also be used on the Kiox display, thanks to its new navigation function.
On both the Kiox and Nyon displays, planned routes with Komoot can be easily implemented via eBike Connect. Routes planned can be seamlessly synced via profile connect to both Bosch Kiox and Nyon. Additionally, ride data from Kiox or Nyon will be synced automatically via eBike Connect. The completed activities will then appear on the rider’s personal Komoot profiles, ready for photos to be added and the experience shared with their friends and followers.
These new Kiox functions are available immediately via a simple software update. Kiox is also available for retrofitting from specialist dealers. The new, fully connected Nyon on-board computer will be available from autumn, and it can also be retrofitted.
Komoot has been busy developing an electric bike specific iteration of its popular app, which will recommend rides that best suit the pedal-assisted bikes. These routes are very often community built and interactive.
Komoot’s newly launched “stats for eBike” feature will be available for eBike Connect, as well as for the COBI.Bike app this year. With a brand-new eBike option in its route planner, Komoot users have specific tools to help plan their eBike rides more accurately.
The eBike route planner is available tuned for eRoad, eGravel or eMountain bikes. By activating a toggle to choose ‘eBike’ when route planning with Komoot, riders will see adjusted tour duration and difficulty estimates. Additionally, routes planned for eBikes will automatically upload to Komoot as eBike rides.
“Bosch eBike Systems and Komoot have a common goal: We want to offer eBikers an optimal riding experience. With new product functions for Model Year21 and through working more closely with Komoot, we are once again opening up new possibilities for connecting eBikers with the digital world”, says Tamara Winograd, Head of Marketing and Communication at Bosch eBike Systems.
“Komoot recognises the growing amount of users planning and navigating tours with eBikes. Through our cooperation with Bosch we can ensure that we are offering these riders a superior route planning experience and develop exciting new features for their specific eBiking needs”, says Ben Thompson, Head of B2B Partnerships at Komoot.
In theory, the information delivered via the route planning app could in future be delivered via another of Bosch’s projects, the firm’s smart glasses.