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In 2015 we launched our first product on Kickstarter, a stripped back navigation device for bicycles. People loved it and we went on to be one of the big success stories of Kickstarter. But we quickly realised it wasn’t only cyclists who needed a better solution for navigation. After nearly three years of developing and refining our technology, we’re incredibly excited to be back on Kickstarter, this time to improve motorcycle navigation. Beeline Moto.
Motorcycling is the ultimate expression of freedom and adventure. Feeling the rush of the wind and the road beneath you is an exhilarating experience for all who get the chance to ride. However, navigating your way through the mountains or a busy city on a motorbike is not so fun.
Phones work well for walking, not so much for riding. Stopping to check your phone is a frustrating reality, while vulnerability and battery life means they’re just not built to be mounted on handlebars.
Satnavs are over complicated. Map downloads, PC connections to set up routes, detailed screens and complex instructions that take your focus off the road. Not to mention eye watering prices and dated product design.
Paper maps are a lovely nod to the past…but it’s 2018.
Beeline Moto is the antidote to navigation frustration. Everything about it has been built with elegant simplicity in mind. From the clean navigation interface and fast setup with your smartphone, through to the super long battery life and the award winning rugged design, we’ve put your needs first throughout.
Beeline Moto’s interface guides you in the clearest manner possible with one big arrow pointing in the direction you need to be heading right now. Simple! No complex instructions, no detailed maps. It’s stripped back to the essential information you need in the moment, leaving you to focus on what’s important – the road or trail ahead of you.
Whether that’s guiding you precisely along a set route along the coast, or from point to point off the beaten track, it’s wonderfully intuitive. You don’t navigate, you flow.
The Beeline app (iOS & Android) makes planning routes a breeze: quick location search; save favourite places; drag and drop pins to create your perfect route; save routes and share with friends. No PC connection required!
Want to try something new? There’s a wealth of great routes out there created by adventurers who’ve gone before us. Take advantage of it by following their routes. Import GPX files into Beeline in seconds.
In this day and age it shouldn’t be the norm to pay for and update maps every time you go to a new place. Beeline maps have global coverage from day 1 and always stay up to date, giving you one less thing to worry about.
Once you’ve set up your route, no data connection is required meaning you can ride off the grid. Also great for saving on data costs when travelling abroad.
N.B. Due to local regulation, we can’t currently guarantee functionality in mainland China
Super low power screen technology means Beeline Moto’s 350mAh battery lasts for 30 hours of use between charges. To put that into context, a Garmin Zumo lasts for 4 hours, a TomTom Rider lasts for 6.
GPS and data optimisation means your phone can last all day too.
Fully waterproof, shockproof and a rock solid attachment mechanism mean Beeline Moto is ready for whatever you can throw at it. The transflective memory-in-pixel display is visible in the brightest sunlight and a built in backlight automatically turns on at dusk.
Beeline Moto’s twist lock fitting holds it on your bike securely, snapping on and off in a moment. A range of bar and tank mounts attach it to any motorcycle or scooter. When off the bike, the compact size slips into a pocket easily.
We pride ourselves in making beautifully designed products. In fact, we’ve even beaten Apple in product design awards and have been featured in the prestigious Design Museum Designs of the Year exhibition. That design heritage means Beeline Moto looks right at home on the bars of any bike, from cruiser to scooter.
For those with an eye for the finer things in life, treat yourself to a limited edition machined aluminium version of Beeline Moto.
Keep a record of everywhere you’ve been on the app and see stats on how far and how fast you went. Odometer and Speedo modes show live stats on the device with super accurate GPS tracking. Great for joint rides and bragging rights.
Beeline Moto is a smart device, connected to your phone and to the cloud. This means it can keep getting better through software updates and we’re committed to doing just that. Since we launched our first product for bicycles we’ve released 8 major feature updates based on the feedback we’ve heard from our community.
Beeline Moto will receive the same dedication – continuously evolving and improving.
Hear Philip Marshall, founder of We Ride London, talk about the collaborative approach to developing Beeline Moto
Product development is well under way. Physical design is as good as complete and prototypes are built. The technology is based on the foundation of the cycling product so the software just needs some last polish and testing, then it’s ready. As Beeline Moto builds upon our first product, it benefits from everything from manufacturing, quality control and UX design through to sensor fusion algorithms and GPS Kalman filters. All of which have been rigorously tested by thousands of cyclists for over a year.
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