I suppose that the best of both worlds would be the ability to swap them (display and/or phone) out at will depending on our riding needs on any given day/weather condition.Except we should have a choice of using a simple display as well. Not all of us, including me, all the time, wants our $1k phone mounted on the handlebar.
(Disclaimer: I don't have a $1k phone. But, still...)
Well, I'm sure most of us has some old phone lying around that they can be solely used for bike display. There's really no way to satisfy everyone's preferences in all areas. My take is that any company's goal should be to try to satisfy most of the people most of the time, not few people all of the time.I suppose that the best of both worlds would be the ability to swap them (display and/or phone) out at will depending on our riding needs on any given day/weather condition.
I wasn't advocating my preference.... Of course it would be cool if we had a display similar to what Bosch's offering.Not cool advocating for your preference at the expense of someone else's, @byunbee
No, I do not have an old phone lying around. I certainly ain't going to run a cellular line through an old phone just to make use of some of the potential connected features like navigation that require a cellular connection.
The point of the Bosch displays is that they can serve as a remote display for functionality provided by a mobile app running on your phone, which can stay protected in your pocket/bag.
and what about my idea of subcutaneous satellite controller with a big mother board in Pushkar's basement?I wasn't advocating my preference.... Of course it would be cool if we had a display similar to what Bosch's offering.
My point is that you are looking for the latest tech that a multi-billion dollar company has probably spent millions developing over many months (years?) that hasn't even been released yet.
I don't think it's reasonable to expect Watt Wagons to produce something similar at this stage. When technology catches up to mainstream, which it always does over time, that might be something that can be made available to WW customers. But the current option of looking into offering something with similar features via phone app is a good alternative in the meantime that most other boutique bike companies don't.
I'm not sure why that should make you upset. Is it because I'm not "advocating" your preference?
The motherboard is subcutaneous and the controller still resides inside the motor!and what about my idea of subcutaneous satellite controller with a big mother board in Pushkar's basement?
Another key point to add is that Bosch is a motor manufacturer, while Watt Wagons is an ebike builder that bring together quality components that are available to bring together a quality package.Ravi posted this on the Zen forum about the new Bosch Nyon display, but I thought it would be worthwhile to share here. This is obviously a native display, but I think it shows what the power of an app based display could do (since @byunbee correctly pointed out that WW isn't a billion euro company).