Beeline’s new Velo 2 cycle computer presents a complete refresh from its original Velo model, getting a new navigation interface, a larger display and an enhanced app -based route planner.
The new Velo 2 features an LCD screen with rocker buttons rather than a touchscreen.
The Velo 2 is priced at £79.99 / €89.99 and available now directly from Beeline. Beeline says it will continue to support original Velo users.
Like its predecessor, which launched in 2017, the Velo 2 was funded by a Kickstarter campaign, with more than 5,000 backers pledging in excess of $400,000. Navigation
Beeline’s original Velo allowed users to select a specific destination point on a map and the device would route you there using what is best described as a smart compass.
The device didn’t provide turn-by-turn prompts, instead giving as-the-crow-flies navigation to highlight the general direction your destination was in.
You could then decide your own way there. For example, if you knew you had to take a left but didn’t like the look of a particular street, you could carry on and take the next left.The Velo 2 offers a more typical approach to navigation.Once you have paired the Velo 2 with the Beeline app (available for iOS and Android), you can decide whether you want the device to route you to a destination or if you’d like to head out on a loop.If you’d like to be directed to a destination, the app will suggest three routes: A fast route if you simply want to get […]