Beeline has designed a slick navigation system for motorcyclists. Beeline Moto makes navigating on a motorcycle easy and safe by shunning complicated maps and overly detailed instructions in favour of a single arrow showing the user the direction to head in at any given moment.
Beeline’s philosophy is that giving the simplest information required for navigation while on the move results in fun, stress free, safe journeys during which riders can focus on the road ahead rather than being distracted by technology. Beeline Moto builds upon this foundation, optimising it for motorcyclists with turn by turn route guidance, full waterproofing and beefed up mounting mechanisms to deal with higher speeds and vibrations.
“We’ve had people asking us to develop a motorcycle version of Beeline ever since we launched the cycling product in 2015;” says Beeline Co-founder, Tom Putnam. “As motorcyclists, as well as cyclists, we fully appreciate the need. Motorcyclists need clean, non-distracting navigation systems and that just didn’t seem to exist and certainly not at a reasonable price point.”
The underlying technology applies algorithms to both the phone and device sensors which then points the rider in the correct direction along the road or track at all times. The complex technology behind the scenes results in a delightfully simple user experience, knowing which way to go at all times, allowing the rider to enjoy the road.
“It was the simplicity of the navigation in our first product that captured people’s imagination,” explains Beeline Co-founder, Mark Jenner. “With Beeline Moto we’ve focussed on maintaining this level of excellence, while fulfilling the needs of motorcyclists. Whereas the original cycling product simply pointed you at the end destination, like a compass, Beeline Moto gives the option of full route guidance. It still uses that clear arrow to follow but now steering you along a precise route, which can be set up in a few taps on the phone. Compass mode is still available for off road riding.”
Beeline Moto is fully waterproof and shockproof. Its 350mAh battery lasts for 30 hours of use between charges compared to around 5 hours on traditional satnavs. The reflective display is crisp under bright sunlight and features an automatic backlight for night riding. A range of mounts allow it to be attached to any bike’s handlebars or tank, while the twist-lock mechanism allows the unit to be clipped on and off the bike in moments and tucked away in your pocket.
Beeline Moto is available on Kickstarter now, from $109/£79 with twin packs, additional mounts and limited edition machined aluminum versions also available for a limited time. The final retail price expected to be £149/$199.