Schwinn CycleNav is a bike handle bar mounted navigation unit that pairs with a mobile app to give riders turn by turn audio and visual navigation without distracting from the ride itself. It connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth in order to give you visual light indicators and audio commands to get you where you need to go. The information has integrated topography, ride difficulty, and more.
This seamless source of information means you won’t accidentally run over a squirrel while looking down and fiddling with the controls. The device is secured on the bike with a tool-free quick release that will work on any bike, so even those using bike shares around cities can make use of them. Settings can be personalized so one can find bike friendly routes in the area, or even avoid highways. It does not turn off even when the phone is in standby mode. That way no one ends up riding and without direction. There is a handy repeat button for missed directions.
Naturally, it can also post and share your statistics, distance, calories burned, etc, on on MapMyRide, Facebook and Twitter. It has 10 hours of use on one full charge. This includes a built-m LED light and a high visibility headlight, and turning signal lights that can been seen even in sunlight and through rain. It is compatible with iOS and Android. It is available through Schwinn Bikes and Walmart for $59.99 March 1st. Do it for the squirrels.