Bosch connect KIOX integration

Michael shared this question 10 months ago
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Hi,

any plans to connect with Bosch Connect (Kioks/Nyon).


Cheers

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Hello Michael,

as I quickly check, we speak about a special eBike device right? There are no direct plans to connect such specialized hardware, sorry.

Jiří M. aka Menion

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Hey Menion,


thanks for your quick reply.

Well is not really special It's very wide spreaded like garmin and polar that you support.

Therefore I'm wondering why it's not support because is leading the eBike scene as Pedelec supplier.

I think a bt connect interface would be just enough to query a few information like speed, heart rate, cadence and transfer the GPS date of the route to Locus.

https://www.bosch-ebike.com/us/produkte/kiox/


cheers

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Hello,

I'm trying to find out if this is really possible and I see that direct connection from Android device is currently used only with their own Android application. I see here a big difference compare to existing POLAR etc support. These various sensors are directly made as a source of data for other apps, so they use the standard BT interface. WIth Bosch Kiox it is different. It is already a final product that consume data from other sensors and I'm not sure that any 3rd party app may simply connect and read it's data.

So sorry, for now, I do not think it will be done in the near future. Thanks for understanding.

Menion

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Hey Menion,


sorry for my late response.

For clarification: with KIOX you can't navigate.

It's about to connect both apps Locus Map and Bosch eBike Connect to transfer routing (track) information to LocusMap. I.e Komoot does this already.


But It seems you understood it already. Maybe it's needed to get in contact with Bosch.

Cheers

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Hi Menion,


I reopen this topic as I have bought a brand new VAE using the latest KIOX system which is now able to display navigation on it.

Currently, Bosch eBike Connect (the application provided by Bosch for their systems) can be connected via bluetooth with a smartphone containing a navigation system (Locus Maps for us) and displays the navigation instructions directly on the KIOX screen.

They are currently providing the connection to the 'Komoot' application.


Maybe they have developped an API which allows to get navigation instructions from navigation systems to display it on their screen, and it will be nice to have this kind of feature so we can connect our Locus Maps application directly.


Can you get in touch with Bosch to be able to connect to Locus Maps in their Bosch eBike Connect application?


So maybe it will be possible to connect also Locus Maps and not only 'Komoot' to their application.


Regards,

Laurent

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Hello Laurent,

thanks for extra information. We plan to invest a time to a lot better support for sensors & e-bikes next year 2021.

Menion

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Hi Menion,


Thanks for your answer.


I think that the connection used by the Bosch Kiox is both ways, that means that you can retrieve information from the Bosch Kiox as speed, cadence, and input some data to it as the navigation information.


If you have a look at the Bosch displays here, if you put your mouse on the 'i' icon next to 'Third-party apps' you can see that there are already many smartphone applications.


So hopefully next year we can get something intersting with Locus Map and Bosch e-bikes and probably other e-bikes systems.

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