Normally on a bike, you have a few options to find your way to your destination. Either you use your head and just, you know, go there. Or, you use a GPS device of some kind that will feed you turn by turn directions, telling you exactly where to go. It’ll get you there, sure, but it also takes away one of the most important features of being on a bike: the freedom to go anywhere you want. BeeLine approaches this differently: it still uses GPS to know where it is, but it just points you in the direction of your destination and tells you how far you still are. Which route you take is entirely up to you. As long as your distance keeps getting smaller, you know you’re headed the right way, but you’re free to do so while exploring the city at your leisure. It’s also safer, since you won’t feel pressured into taking turns at intersections that don’t feel right for you. It sits on your handlebar, unobtrusively, and consumes so little power that you’ll be able to go months between charges. Through the app you can set your destination, add waypoints, and it is smartly designed to automatically add a waypoint if your route takes you across a must-use route, like a bridge.
It’s a cool device, and will cost you around $60 as a pledge to get yours, with delivery in August 2016.
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