Hi to all,
Beforehand: I've worked for several bike related companies in the past who claimed that they have invented a smart (bike) navigation system. But in reality it didn't work the way it should. So I was very doubtful regarding the Beeline.
Now I've bought one (thanks to DC Rainmakers short introduction: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/08/5-random-things-i-did-this-weekend-52.html) and the Beeline seems to be the first device who is really worth calling a smart navigation gadget/device. Well done! It makes really fun and I've posted a short recommendation on my Twitter account.
Some remarks (I scanned your forum, but couldn't find related answers).
I am using my Beeline in combination with a Huawei P9 Lite (Android 7 OS). It works so far (although there were some smaller glitches at the beginning, that I was able to solve by using temporarily a different smartphone -> endless firmware update loop, some pairing glitches, etc. :-()
1.) After closing the Beeline app it seems that the app will be staying open while using the GPS. This could make sense, but because usage of GPS will drain battery, it would be nice to have a special CLOSE command within the app to that the user is able to exit the Beeline app completely if he isn't using his beeline device (at least stopping the GPS usage).
2.) There is a post where you explain that the Beeline app is able to import GPX files. Are there any format guidelines? My own sports analyzing windows software is able to generate GPX route files, but the beeline app seems not able to handle these files (app will be opened but not waypoints will be imported). Here is a very simple sample file: http://www.hrmprofil.de/Misc/GPS_Route_20170821.gpx
3.) It would be nice if the user could adjust the usage of the GPS data stream. The beeline app seems to use the GPS data on the fly (every seconds?). Sometimes it could make sense to raise the internal sample rate to 5 or more seconds (that will probably reduce the battery usage). An option within the app would be nice therefore.
4.) Will there be a download functionality of the recorded tracks in the future? The Beeline app (or your webserver :-) ) stores the tracks, so the data seems to be available. Of course, the Beeline isn't a tracking device, but it would be nice to be able to use the recorded tracks by third party apps too (my own analyzing software for example :) )
Maybe you can discuss some of these suggestions with your team.
Again, I'm very pleased with this navigation aid gadget. It's a completely new experience, although there has been similar arrow guiding based devices in the past, but for me they all didn't work.
PS: I'm not a native english speaker, but I hope, you're able to get the message :-)
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