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
In this version we have, among other things, ensured that the pairing of the COBI.Bike rear light works again.
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 problem has still not been addressed. Put a line in the software that says “ if this is being used on an Apple phone turn the compass 90 degrees counter clockwise “. Why are you spending time on other things while this is still not fixed? Solve the problem.
The compass problem has not been fixed. My compass is still off by 90 degrees. I have sent notes on how to duplicate the problem. All the things I have been asked to try I have tried and no luck. There is a software bug that needs to be found and fixed. I’m going to repeat here in case someone new is listening: I turn on COBI. Compass direction is correct. I walk the bike in different directions-compass is correct. I walk the bike up a hill. I jump on without touching the pedals. As I hit approximately 10 mph the compass slowly goes off by 90 degrees. At first I thought it was engaging the pedals. That is why I took it up a hill. The compass is off for the entire ride. Nothing helps to get it back to the correct direction. My friends bike has the same problem . I have an iPhone 8, he has a 12.
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- Robert Bosch GmbH
- 173.4 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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