Beeline txirrindularitza nabigazio gailu berrikuspena: estres-free esploratzaileentzat fun

Beeline cycling navigation device review: stress-free fun for explorers
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  • It’s clear there’s a gap for non-GPS driven routing where exploration and awareness is more important than the most efficient route.

 

Powered by Guardian.co.ukIzeneko artikulu hau “Beeline txirrindularitza nabigazio gailu berrikuspena: estres-free esploratzaileentzat fun” zen Alastair Jardine ek idatzitako, Ba theguardian.com azaroaren 25an, asteazkena 2015 09.52 UTC

Hau berrikuspena hasieran etapa Beeline prototipoa bat egin zen, powered Arduino taula bat eginda. The final hardware eta aplikazioa to ontziratu ondorioz Abuztua 2016 itxura ezberdina.

Beeline zure urratsez urratseko ohiko zabortegiak gezi bat dela beti puntu norabide egokian ziklo nabigazio gailu bat da.

Kickstarter kanpaina bat abian jarri, Beeline isn’t a turn-by-turn GPS device as you would have in a car, instead it simply shows the direction of your final destination. It gives you more freedom to get there using your nouse. Its creators call it “fuzzy navigation”.

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The Beeline prototype, powered by an Arduino and connected to an Android phone. Argazkia: Samuel Gibbs Guardian

The concept is simple. The Beeline uses your smartphone to do most of the heavy lifting: you plug your final destination into the app, eta norabide eta distantzia gero Beeline gailua zure eskulekuak strapped erakusten da.

Final Aplikazioa ere onartzen ditu interesguneak, routing malguagoak zure kafe denda gogokoena bidez, aukera ematen du. Aplikazio jokatzeko spin bat ezin izan dut bakarrik seinalatu me a helmuga bakar norabidean.

Fun eta txanda-txanda baino gutxiago estres

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Gezi zure helmugara zuzenduko puntuen. Pantailan zehar botoiak egingo erakustaldiak eta aukeren artean aldatzeko, xingola zuri prototipoa zati bat besterik ez da, berriz,. Argazkia: Samuel Gibbs Guardian

The device is a small black puck, communicating with the phone using Bluetooth. It straps around the handlebars, and has a small circular e-paper display to show the direction and distance to your destination.

Using it is much more fun than a traditional turn-by-turn GPS device; they can be somewhat stressful on a bike, and can route via particularly cycle-unsympathetic roads. They’re about efficiency, not exploring.

By simply pointing at your final destination, the Beeline imparts a sense of freedom. Bizia nahikoa sentitzen da eta, beraz, ezin izango duzu okerreko norabidean doa luze. Ez zegoen beldur zentzu horretan, batzuetan sentitzen duzunean GPS bizikleta ordenagailu baten bidez nabigatzen. Bigarren mailako zuzendaritzapean bakarrik erakusten onerako da behartzen dela zure ingurukoak berriro ihardun, eta leku zentzua sendoagoa ematen dizu.

Galduak bat txanda-txanda txirrindularitza ordenagailu batera saihesbide asko edukitzea, Ezin dut mina izanik duenik. Askotan Oraindik ikastaro off aitortu eta gero ibilbidea Birkalkulatu eskatu pixka bat hartu dute. Once you’ve decided to do that, you’ve often missed the best reroute leading to a cycle of stopping, waiting for it to catch up, then getting going again. It’s awkward.

Small black puck

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The Beeline clips onto the handlebars via its lid. Argazkia: Samuel Gibbs Guardian

One nice aspect of the hardware is its size (once it ships – at the moment it’s a MacGyver-like creation involving an Arduino and a USB battery). It’s small enough to kept in pocket, bag or a saddlebag. Gailu bat seguruenik litzaidake telefonorako baino gehiago erabili nabigatzeko nahi litzaidake zure telefonoaren pantaila mantenduz bere bateria hiltzen delako.

Erantsiz eta erraza da urruntzea bezala, ez dago parentesi atzean utzi. Prototipoa ospatu zen on bat gogorra goma Beeline du lotzen zuen bere tapa bidez. Bi moztuta elkar jo eduki eskulekuak. OK sentitu da, baina fintasun egin izan pixka bat solteak izan zen bezala. Tapa iraulita daiteke pantailan garraiorako poltsa bat edo poltsikoan.

Prezioa

The Beeline is currently available in Kickstarter for £45, and is expected to ship in August 2016. A final retail version is expected to cost around £60.

Epaia

It’s clear there’s a gap for non-GPS driven routing where exploration and awareness is more important than the most efficient route. Even in its prototype state, the Beeline was fun to use, and I found it less stressful to use than a traditional turn-by-turn system.

The concept is sound for those that ride in cities and know roughly where they’re going, or want more flexibility en route. We’ll see what the hardware looks like once the device has shipped in August.

Pros: txiki, argia, easy to attach, more riding freedom, no re-routing delays, good battery life because of the e-paper screen (teorian)

Cons: requires using your head rather than blindly following directions, may not take the most efficient route, backing anything on crowdfunding is a risk

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