Beeline Moto explained | Unboxing, setting up and riding with Henry Crew

Beeline Moto explained | Unboxing, setting up and riding with Henry Crew


Hi I’m Henry Crew, I’m the youngest person
to circumnavigate the world on a motorcycle and I’m going to take you through a little
unboxing and demonstration video on how to use the Beeline Moto, which is basically the
essence, the purest form of what you need to get around on a motorcycle. I really love
it and we’re going to take you through how to use it. So if we open up the box here,
the first thing that we’re going to see is the Beeline Moto itself. This is the plastic
model, it’s also available in a metal casing, which comes in Gunmetal and Silver. This is
really sleek, really well made, really lovely buttons and the device that you’re going to
want to go for if you’re riding cafe custom, vintage bikes, anything where the look of
your motorcycle is really important to you. So what you’re going to see once you take
the lid off the box here is the USB charging cable that plugs into any USB plug or laptop
or computer and the device attaches very simply like so. Once charged that’s going to
give you 30 hours of battery life, which is really great if you’re riding every day or
going on a longer trip, you don’t need to worry about plugging it in and charging it
up every day. I’ve used it for a week, two weeks at a time and only had to charge it
once. In the box there are 2 mounts included. The first mount is the modular sticky mount,
which works much like the action camera mounts you may have used before. A sticky tab on
the bottom and the device attaches here allowing you to position it wherever you like. Really
good if you haven’t got handlebar space free or need to put it in a more unique location.
The second mount is my favourite, it’s the universal mount so the device attaches here
and you have these elastic straps which loop on and go around your handlebars. I like this
one because it is so universal. You can take it on and off the bike really quickly and
easily. I ride a lot of different bikes so it’s not a problem to put it on other bikes
if I go away on a trip I can take it with me and attach it to the bike that I might
be riding then. There are also 3 other mounts available which you can view and purchase
separately on the website. If you have a different configuration that you might be used to or
you’re used to working with a certain type of mount. Both the metal and plastic device
are IP67 waterproof which means if you get caught in a storm, any weather that you might
encounter when you’re on the bike these are going to be fine, they’re not going to malfunction
and the screens are designed that they work in direct sunlight and have a backlight for
working at night so they should be visible at all hours of the day and whatever weather
you’re riding in. OK so the first thing you need to do after you get your Beeline out
of the box is pair the device. You turn it on by pressing the yellow button at the top
and then once it turns on we’re going to open up the Beeline app, which is available for
iOS and Android. Go to the settings menu and click to connect to a Beeline. The device
will appear here, tap once and accept the pairing notification and that’s it your Beeline’s
paired. So there’s 3 main pages to the app: the settings section, the journeys section
which is going to save all your routes that you’ve taken and the navigate section where
you can save favourite places and also your favourite routes. We’re going to tap “Where
to?” to plan our route. Hit the search bar and pop in our final destination. There’s
2 modes of navigation. The first is Compass Mode which gives you the freedom to decide
how you get there, we also have Route Mode which is a more traditional navigation with
corner markers, exits at roundabouts and exits at junctions. If you wish to save that route
you can do so at the top. If you wish to add a waypoint you can tap the route and just
drag that to go via whichever destination you like. If you hit the 3 dots in the top
you’re going to get route options to avoid tolls, avoid ferries and avoid highways. You
can also import GPX files. You might want to do the Trans Euro Trail maybe some green
laning. You can create those online, download them and import them into the app. We’re all
set to go here so I’m just going to tap “Go” and you’ll see the route start to appear on
the Beeline. Ok so corner coming up 0.07 miles and you can see that it’s kind of following
the road right by the white dot which signals the direction of the turn. The Beeline Moto
there has updated to show that the next turn is going to be in 1.2 miles. The really nice
thing is that once you’ve looked down and you know that for a mile or so you’re not
going to have to look again, you can just concentrate on riding, keep your head up. Occasionally glance down and just get an update on the distance and the big white arrow just kind of
reaffirms that you are on the right road it’s following the lines of the road. Ok so 0.3 miles we’re taking the 2nd exit at the roundabout and you can see the white dot is also showing you where that exit’s going to be, not just the number of the exit. Here you go, that’s roundabouts, straight onto a motorway entrance. Ok so half a mile until we exit and there
you go half a mile on the big sign so we know that the next exit’s going to be the one that you’re taking. With the Beeline the distance calculation is so accurate. There you go. Boom. On the money. And then roundabout 3rd exit so we want to be in the right hand lane. It’s so simple and it gets you to really reconnect with reading the road, reading road signs, road positioning which is something as motorcyclists we should be very aware of anyway. Ok so that was Route Mode and now we’re going to do another journey using Compass Mode instead.
So with Compass Mode we’re not going to get told what exit to take at roundabouts, we’re
just going to get a general direction and it’s up to us to navigate as we want to. Which
is great if you’re out exploring roads, you have a final destination in mind but no real
fixed opinion on how to get there. So I can see from the Beeline Moto that I’m probably
going to need to take a left at some point. Yeah I think I’m going to take that 1st exit. Ok cool looks like we’re back on track, half a mile until the final destination. You can also set waypoints on Compass Mode so if you want to be a bit more accurate or if there’s a couple of spots that you want to go by you can add waypoints in as well. God gorgeous. Ok we’re really close. There it is, I can see it. I can see it! So hopefully now you all know what Beeline Moto is and how to use it if you’d like to find out more or purchase
one for yourself head to the Beeline website. Thanks so much for watching

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