Bosch is introducing the Kiox, a handlebar-mounted health tracker for many who use e-bikes to experience critically.
The Bosch Kiox onboard pc mount not too long ago gained a Finest New Product award at Eurobike. It places loads of specs — remaining battery life, velocity, coronary heart charge, efficiency, and extra — on the rider’s fingertips.
It will likely be obtainable for demo at subsequent week’s annual Interbike trade convention. However customers gained’t see these vibrant, compact colour show mounts on e-bikes till no less than early subsequent yr. Search for them on Trek, Electra, Cannondale, Bulls Bikes, Riese & Müller, Dice, and Moustache model bikes.
The brand new Kiox e-bike coach works with a Bosch mount or with a customized rig proper on the handlebar stem. The know-how follows two earlier releases from Bosch eBike Programs: the Purion and the Intuvia. You may see how all three stack up right here.
The Bosch Kiox’s high-resolution colour show is slightly below 2 inches. A separate but connected management unit places efficiency information corresponding to velocity, cadence, and an optionally available coronary heart charge monitor inside fingers’ attain.
“With its means to connect with the rider’s coronary heart charge by way of wearable sensors, Kiox additionally marks our first step in North America connecting e-bikes to the e-biker’s digital world,” Claudia Wasko, vice chairman and basic supervisor of Bosch eBike Programs Americas defined in a press launch.
Primary sensible options constructed into the Kiox imply e-bikers can monitor once they’re going above or beneath a mean velocity, which may very well be a motivator. Whereas coaching with the Bluetooth-connected coronary heart charge monitor, customers can even monitor shifts in pulse to remain within the optimum coaching zone.
Extra Kiox Performance to Come
Bosch has said that extra connectivity capabilities will observe the Kiox health tracker’s preliminary launch. Nevertheless it’s all meant to make monitoring e-bike coaching — sure, you are able to do that — simpler than ever.
An vital spotlight is Kiox’s adaptable show lighting. It adjusts so it’s readable in direct daylight on a noon experience or an after-dark commute. Different key elements embrace:
Central handlebar positioning for an excellent studying angle
Robust Gorilla Glass over the show
Magnetic holder for a safe grip but simple removing of the onboard pc
20 minutes of off-board energy to evaluate the day’s stats
Onboard “Distant Compact” unit for controlling pc
No-cable Bosch Kiox software program updates obtainable onboard
Bosch Kiox Upcoming Demo Schedule
In case you’re an formidable e-biker and need to get your arms on the Kiox earlier than it goes to market, take a look at this upcoming demo schedule.
Sept 15-16: The Boogaloo eMTB Race & Demo on the Northstar Free-Trip Competition; Northstar Lodge at Huge Springs, Truckee, Calif.
Sept 16-17: Interbike’s OutDoor Demo; Northstar Village, Truckee, Calif.
Sept. 18-20: Interbike Expo’s “The Circuit ePowered by Bosch”; Reno-Sparks Conference Heart, Reno, Nev.
Sept 22-23: The Mammoth Mountain Boogaloo eMTB Race & Demo with Kamikaze Bike Video games; Mammoth Mountain Fundamental Lodge, Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
Whilst you can strive the know-how at these demos, the Bosch Kiox is so new that e-bike producers gained’t begin implementing the mount till early 2019. Keep tuned.
By Julie Kailus
Affiliate editor Julie Kailus has spent a profession masking folks, locations, and merchandise within the outside trade. Julie may be discovered testing the newest and best in her favourite actions — path operating, mountain biking, swimming, snowboarding, and the underrated endurance sport of chasing two sons across the mountains.