For 2019 models, Bosch eBike Systems introduces Kiox, an on-board computer specially developed for the needs of ambitious riders. The small and robust color display is controlled by a separate control unit on the handlebar and provides the eBiker with data on speed, personal performance, cadence, battery state of charge, and more. In addition, the on-board computer can be combined with an optional heart rate monitor, allowing eBikers to train in the best possible way. More connectivity functions will follow.
“Kiox is our best and brightest display with more useful features than ever packed into such a compact unit,” said Claudia Wasko, Vice President & General Manager of Bosch eBike Systems Americas. “With its ability to connect to the rider’s heart-rate via wearable sensors, Kiox also marks our first step in North America connecting eBikes to the eBiker’s digital world.”
Focusing on the essentials
Bicycle manufacturers can choose to install the compact and handy display with the Bosch mount or integrate it practically into the handlebar stem by means of custom solutions. This leads to different design variants as well as a minimalistic eBike look. Kiox impresses with its clean appearance, vibrant color scheme and clearly structured user interface—just a few of the reasons Kiox was recognized for a “Best New Product” Award at Eurobike 2018.
Optimized for demanding use
Another highlight: the display lighting. It automatically adapts to the surroundings. The 1.9″ high-resolution color display is perfectly readable even in direct sunlight and in the dark. The central position on the handlebar stem provides an ideal reading angle. Robust Gorilla Glass protects the display against scratching and other damage. The magnetic holder provides a secure grip and allows easy removal and attachment of the on-board computer. The integrated display battery provides up to 20 minutes of power in the off-board mode and displays a summary of the day’s activities. The on-board computer is controlled by the separate Remote Compact control unit on the handlebar. The palpable pressure from the buttons of the new rugged remote gives the eBiker clear feedback – easy, safe, and intuitive.
The smart on-board computer for athletes
Kiox supports eBikers wishing to improve their fitness. The on-board computer notifies eBikers whether they are going above or below the average speed, motivating them to perform better. With an optimal Bluetooth-connected heart rate monitor, Kiox users can check their current pulse range at all times, enabling them to get the most out of their training. The Bluetooth low-energy interface also allows users to download Kiox software updates to the on-board computer without requiring a cable connection. The future will see even further functions connecting eBikers to the new on-board computer.
Kiox will be available to test ride at several upcoming events including:
- The Boogaloo eMTB Race & Demo at the Northstar Free-Ride Festival (Sept 15-16 @ Northstar Lodge at Big Springs, Truckee, CA)
- Interbike’s OutDoor Demo (Sept 16-17 @ Northstar Village, Truckee, CA)
- Interbike Expo’s “The Circuit epowered by Bosch” (Sept. 18-20, @ the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno NV),
- The Mammoth Mountain Boogaloo eMTB Race & Demo with Kamikaze Bike Games (Sept 22-23, @ Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge, Mammoth Lakes, CA)
It will also be on display at the Bosch booth (#154, next to the Electric Theater) at Interbike Marketweek Expo Sept 18-20, along with the PowerTube 500 in-tube battery, which was unveiled earlier this year and is now available on many models from some of the more than 30 brands epowered by Bosch in North America.