TodayApril 16, 2022

Schwinn’s CycleNav freeapp at CES

Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

CES is upon us. Bicycles and cars are increasingly becoming partners on roads in the cities around the Nation. Cyclenav has come up with an app that gives the bicycle rider audio turn by turn way to get off the beaten path, away from all the cars, and still home safely. Scott Rice, Global Director, Schwinn CycleNav shows Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation how CycleNav works.

Just like a TomTom or handsfree nav system you bring into the car you can toss your smartphone into your bike basket or bag and your hands are free to steer while CycleNav speaks directions and flashes turn indicators.

If you were going to take a route for fitness you probably knew what route it was and how long it would take and the miles, you would ride. Those things change if you change your ride, but CycleNav still records statistics from your journey, including distance, duration, and calories burned, giving you a complete snapshot of your ride.

Share your ride stats with friends through social networking integration. Challenge other riders with MapMyRide by uploading your ride history.

CycleNav’s directional device links to your smartphone via Bluetooth and is available for free download via the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android and iOS. CycleNav will be available at Walmart stores in the bicycling section in spring 2014 for a price of $59.99.

We see turn-by-turn directions in cars and some of them are built-in; some are brought in for a couple of hundred dollars. Could this simple product be used in the car?

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.