The latest version of the Touratech Connect smartphone app offers a veritable plethora of new functions.
Its use as a real-time display is complemented by extensive analysis, export and sharing features. In addition, the application is now available for numerous other motorbike models.
The smartphone has established itself as an indispensable communication centre in the motorcycle cockpit. Touratech Connect, the new combination of app and hardware component transforms your smartphone into a freely configurable real-time display that provides the rider with a wealth of neatly structured data.
Touratech Connect reads the data from the vehicle’s own sensors directly from the CAN bus and transmits it to the smartphone via an easy-to-pair Bluetooth connection.
Fine tuning and new features
With the latest version of Touratech Connect, on the one hand existing functions have been further improved. It is now possible, for example, to not only display the maximum lean angles comprehensively, but to also differentiate between left-hand and right-hand curves. Certainly a useful feature for fine tuning your own riding technique.
On the other hand, the app has received a lot of additional functions. Particularly interesting is the route tracking, which goes far beyond recording the distance travelled. Tracking starts with every activation of the app. The high-resolution track can be visualised on a map and – here comes the highlight – the recorded parameters can be visualised for each point. By linking vehicle and geodata in this way, the performance of bike and rider can be precisely assigned to specific riding situations on the track.
Points along the route can also be accessed via a slider that corresponds to the timeline of the journey. The GPS module of the smartphone is used for tracking, which also records the altitude. This function can be deactivated at any time.
Sharing with the community
Another new feature is the ability to share data. The user selects a specific data type, for example the switching profile on a track, and can share the corresponding graph along with a map representation of the associated track. This is done via either email, Facebook or Instagram. The format of the screenshot can be adjusted depending on the selected social network.
Even more practical relevance
In response to a frequently expressed request from the beta testers, the Touratech programmers have created the deactivatable “Remember PIN” function so that the user no longer has to re-enter their code after every app start.
Another practical new feature is the ability to export all app data. This means that all determined values are also immediately available on a new smartphone as soon as they have been imported.
Numerous other detailed improvements in data collection and presentation, such as the possibility of labelling data fields, round off this huge range of functions.
Last but not least, Touratech Connect is now available for even more motorbike models. This means that the app now works with all BMW boxer models from model year 2015 onwards. Touratech Connect is available for iOS and Android operating systems. Existing customers will simply receive the new functions free of charge via an update.
New Touratech Connect features
• Route tracking incl. GPX export
• Display of the route on continuously zoomable and rotatable map
• Altitude recording
• Visualisation of data in descriptive graphs
• Sharing of tracks and data via email and social media
• “Remember PIN” function
• Extensive import and export functions
• Switchable labelling of the data fields
• Available for numerous motorbike models
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