Staying connected with your life and your friends - smart connectivity means this is also possible while cycling. The Bosch SmartphoneHub and COBI.Bike app connect your eBike to your digital world.
***Important note: this app works only in combination with the Bosch SmartphoneHub and COBI.Bike hardware (for eBikes and conventional bikes).***
COBI.BIKE – YOUR CONNECTED BIKING SYSTEM
The future of bike-based mobility has begun. The COBI.Bike system connects your bike with your digital world. This award-winning product provides smart features to your bike and intelligent assistance using the smartphone. The result: more safety, comfort and fun on any cycling route – a new dimension of biking.
The dashboard gives you quick access to speed, weather, fitness and performance info in a beautiful interface.
Use the thumb controller to quickly fly through the features – the wheel menu is the smooth interface for your riding experience.
All the control you'd expect, with the simplicity of a thumb controller. Start, stop and pause your tunes with intuitive thumb presses. It works with all your media apps too – from Spotify to podcasts.
Make a quick call by selecting a contact using the thumb controller. You can also answer calls without letting go of the handlebars, which means no more risky phone action while riding.
With Help Connect you enjoy a premium function of the COBI.Bike app for more safety while eBiking. This provides you, as a pedelec rider, with a digital companion that alerts a trained service team in case of an emergency. The smartphone app uses an intelligent algorithm to recognize that the eBiker has fallen, and how bad the accident was.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Available for eBikes with SmartphoneHub and COBI.Bike and for German SIM cards only. Please note that the Smartphone must be mounted onto your SmartphoneHub or COBI.Bike.
To use Help Connect with your SmartphoneHub, please update to the latest firmware version. To find out how to update the software on your device, click here: https://www.bosch-ebike.com/en/service/faq/how-is-cobibike-software-updated/.
The system integrates with Bluetooth sensors to display important data like heart rate zone and cadence – directly on the dashboard. The fitness data collected from COBI.Bike can be easily transferred to your Apple Health profile.
Even if you don't look at your phone, the optional voice feedback gives you confidence when navigating through the app, including turn-by-turn navigation commands.
The blazing fast route selection begins with a tap on the home screen. It takes your current bike location into account, which means setting up the perfect route is done in just three steps. You can choose between fastest, shortest and quietest route. Connect your komoot account to extend the best connected biking system with the best tour planning experience.
3D BIKE NAVIGATION
For optimal bike route guidance the app offers a full-size navigation with turn-by-turn voice feedback – based on OpenStreetMap (OSM). Global offline maps included.
REAL-TIME RIDE WEATHER
Working with the world's best data providers, you get a minute precise, hyper-local weather forecast for your ride, indicating chances of rain, felt temperature and other important weather conditions.
Complete your and your bike's profile and choose your favourite interface color to customize your ride experience.
UPDATES AND UPGRADES
The app features are continually evolving. In addition wireless hub firmware-upgrades keep the hardware functions up-to-date.
So that you always have access to the latest features and improvements, we recommend that you update your app, COBI.Bike or SmartphoneHub to the latest software version.
To find out how to update the software on your device, please refer to our FAQ under www.bosch-ebike.com/FAQ
- Help when you need it: Your safety is very important to us. That is why we would like to continue to offer you the Help Connect service free of charge for the time being.
- Activate precise location: Allow COBI.Bike to use this option to better experience features such as navigation, arrival time or the search for the next destination.
- Weather at a glance: You can now view the current weather on the main screen at any time, even while riding.
- Updated the Apple Watch app for better stability.
- General improvements in stability and performance.
Please note: iOS 12 and watchOS 5.0 or newer are required to use the COBI.Bike app.
Ratings and Reviews
Infuriating to sign up
Well, I’ve tried signing up twice and twice it failed. When you sign up they send you an email to confirm your email address. Except the email doesn’t come in immediately. Or in 5 min. It too two hours. So when I eventually opened the email to confirm receipt about 3 or 4 hours after I signed up, it told me the link had expired. I did this twice and twice it did the same thing.
I can’t use their 2.5 star rated app if they confirmation email expires too quickly!
UPDATE: since posting my review, customer service reached out to me to help resolve my issue and get me signed up. I appreciate the proactive customer service. (Added 2 stars)
Developer Response ,
Hi, thank you for your feedback. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and explain the situation so that our technical support can help you
Excellent App - study how to use
Another update after two months of steady use. Now that I have been using this app for over 2 months three to four times per week I can honestly say that this app is great! I studied the digital manual and started to use all the settings and dialed in exactly what I wanted it to do and it has made my riding very enjoyable. I highly recommend reading the manual to maximize all the well thought out features of this app. Thanks Cobi team!
I have been actively using the app for 2 weeks and I have to say it has been very helpful in keeping me informed on battery life, rate of speed and distance on a large easy readout on my phone while being held on the clip and connected to the included phone charger. I also appreciate how it connects to Strava App to keep a history of my rides. Now I’m going to try out connecting to Komoot app as well.
I particularly like how I can keep my phone charged so I can play my music the entire way and use navigation without draining my phone battery on 30 mile trips. Next I want to start playing around with the mapping feature and see how that works. Have not figured out how to turn off the voice which can be annoying when I’m switching riding modes two or three times on hills, no obvious turn off mode. Overall I’m happy with the COBI hub and look forward to more updates with improvements.
This App issues that need to be addressed
Are use this app every day and it has some issues that need to be addressed and fixed. With the use of the Apple Watch the app is supposed to start a work out and record it on your phone automatically it did this for me almost always and abruptly stopped on April 6, 2020. I like to be able to see my map on my phone which this had provided I have to disable the heartbeat part of the Apple Watch and just do regular Apple Watch bicycle workouts to get a map of my ride. Also the compass is almost always 90° out of being accurate. Also I am having trouble maintaining 10 contacts and I cannot longer add more than five, and when I do try to add someone nothing happens. Also the contact list changes magically from five of the 10 I used to have displaying different ones each day. Otherwise I love all the features of the app in the amount of information It offers about my ride. I wish someone would please fix the rest of these issues
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback, which is important for us to improve our products and apps, we are constantly working in that direction and future eventual updates will solve the mentioned problem.
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- Robert Bosch GmbH
- 170.9 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
English, French, German
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.