Calibrating Beeline to a recumbent bicycle

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  • Peter S

    Okay, I now understand that the fancy new calibration method, currently available on the beta version of the app, but due to be officially rolled out in a few weeks time, is a 'cycle-and-go' solution that doesn't require any turning of handlebars, opening up Beeline to all kinds of unconventional and/or heavy bikes, and motorbikes. Hurrah!

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  • Rick Moulton

    Hi Peter.  Here's another way.  Hold your Beeline in your hand in the same orientation it would be if it was on your handlebar or stem.  Go to Settings, Calibration.  Rotate the Beeline in your hand left and right, like it would on your handlebars, until you fill in the outside line of the horseshoe.  Now rotate it vertically so it's approximately in the same orientation if your front wheel was up in the air.  Now rotate it so it fills in the inside line of the horseshoe.  If you have time, do it a few times until you get the hang of it.  Strap it on your bike and go for a short ride to test.  Lather, rinse and repeat as necessary.  Once you get the hang of it, the process takes just a few seconds.  Being a fellow 'bent rider, I assume you are a bit of a geek and understand 'orientation' and 'simulation' so this will be easy for you.  If you do have any questions about it, feel free to comment back.

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  • Peter S

    Hi Rick,

    Thanks so much for the reply. In the event, the fancy new calibration method available in the beta version of the app (soon to be rolled out with the official version) worked stunningly well, to the extent that coupled with a route with carefully-inputted waypoints, my Beeline was able to navigate me smoothly through hitherto unexplored countryside. That side of Beeline, indeed, has been flawless. Now if I could only upload that ride to Strava so I could see the stats, but to be fair Beeline is on the case here, so hopefully that'll be resolved too.

    One last plug for that calibration method and 'bents though: because it's GPS-based (if I've understood it correctly), you can mount the Beeline anywhere, which on a 'bent, means you can mount it near the pedals and thus more comfortably in your natural field of vision than would be the case of a conventional bicycle :-).

    Peter

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