Aiming to optimise your already optimal ride is renowned e-bike maker Bosch, who recently unveiled its new on-board computer, Kiox, at Interbike 2018. Compact in design and emanating with utility, Kiox was designed with hardcore riders in mind, most of whom would love nothing more than to keep pace with every conceivable metric. To that end, the computer provides a range of helpful data, including speed, personal performance, cadence, battery state of charge, and even heart rate (when synced with an adjoining gadget). It all comes to life by way of a highly legible display, since the last thing you want is to be squinting while riding at high speeds.
Touting a clean and minimalist body, Kiox can be installed with the Bosch mount or integrated into the handlebar stem, allowing for effortless access. As one might expect, the computer doesn’t interfere with the ebike’s overall aesthetic, blending in beautifully. Meanwhile, the 1.9″ high-resolution colour display is both sturdy and intuitive. Protected by Gorilla Glass, the display will automatically adapt to external lighting conditions, thereby remaining legible in brightness and darkness alike. To control the computer, use a separate Remote Compact control unit on the handlebar.
For Bosch, the award-winning Kiox is only the beginning. In other words, expect more functions, and more computers to follow. Along similar lines, it could just be a matter of time before a full range of ebikes come with their own built-in computer systems, even if Bosch is targeting the athletic sector for the time being. Until then, Kiox helps lead the way.