It's bicycle navigation made easy — extremely easy.
Punch in the directions via an app for your iPhone or Android smartphone and mount the BeeLine GPS unit onto your bicycle. The hockey puck-looking device then strips navigation down to two simple components — directional arrows and remaining distance. The results are a GPS unit which allows cyclists to be part of the navigation process, able to pedal carefree and enjoy the ride instead of being more focused on following the directions.
Even if a cyclist knows a shortcut or takes another route, the BeeLine GPS unit adjusts on the fly quickly, offering new directional arrows, while the distance remaining keeps decreasing as the rider gets closer to his or her destination.
The developers behind the BeeLine GPS bicycle device have launched a Kickstarter campaign for the product, having received 357 backers, who contributed $21,646 toward the goal of $92,118 with 29 days to go as of Wednesday afternoon.
A $54 pledge or greater will get you a BeeLine GPS unit, which is a bargain, considering the minds behind the device want it to eventually retail for $90. Pending they meet their funding goal, the inventors of the product hope to have the device out by August 2016.
The GPS unit's battery life is good for a month's worth of riding, while it's small and light enough to be carried around, so owners don't have to worry about possible theft.
For more about how the device offers simple bicycle navigation, check out the BeeLine Kickstarter video.