Sat-nav en-SG Schwinn's CycleNav tells you where to ride <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This app-controlled Bluetooth accessory guides you with lights and sounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Schwinn CycleNav" alt="Schwinn CycleNav" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">A simple, dependable way to find your route on a bike that doesn&#39;t involve sellotaping a smartphone to your handlebars or investing in a dedicated cycle GPS has been a long time coming, but Schwinn might have just the gadget.</p> <p class="p1">The Schwinn CycleNav hooks up to an app on your smartphone and guides you via three LED-lit green arrows - left, right and forward&nbsp; - and voice instructions.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GP-yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The brains behind the operation is Schwinn&#39;s CycleNav app for Android and iOS. Using map data from Mapquest, you enter your destination and it plots routes based on your preferences, incorporating cycle lanes and off-road sections if you want to.</p> <p class="p1">The button in the middle of the (slightly gaudy, slightly plasticky) device makes it repeat the last instruction, so you shouldn&#39;t miss anything crucial.</p> <p class="p1">At present there appears to be no in-built traffic data (a shame, given what a difference it makes to cycle routes), nor does it incorporate user-created routes as the likes of Bike Hub do. But there&#39;s time for it to develop, particularly as it&#39;s confined to the USA right now.</p> <p class="p1">It&#39;s water-resistant, charges via microUSB and, according to Schwinn, has a 10-hour battery life.</p> <p class="p1">Handily, the CycleNav also doubles as a bike light, and at the end of the ride gives you ride statistics including distance travelled, speed and calories burned. Not bad for US$60 (S$76). It&#39;s available in the US on March 1, and should see release elsewhere in the world later this year.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><a href="" target="_blank">CES 2014 - all of the biggest stories so far</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Schwinn CycleNav" alt="Schwinn CycleNav" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> CES 2014 Sat-nav Mon, 06 Jan 2014 05:55:21 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1430737 at