Stromer Omni C

Robie

Active Member
My LBS just upgraded my 2015 St2. Did some research , as I was having trouble with shutting down bike. What I learned is the old screen had a Resistive service ( plastic layers which flex from pressing ) to inituate shutdown. New Omni C uses glass instead of plastic , which is called Capactive . Shutdown is by light touch ( creating an electrical charge , I guess kinda like the shock you get on carpet ) which starts the shutdown , mine took about 3 secs. Also old plastic screen Omni was more weather resistant than new. So if I'm caught in heavy rain , probably going to have something to tape over my screen now temporarily. Hope this helps someone.
 

Robie

Active Member
Researched the the difference of Resistive and Capacitive touch screen in new Omni C compared to the old Omni screen. . Stromer mentioned this in an Email for Omni C kit.
 
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mike156

Member
Appreciate you mentioning this, OP. I recall reading a thread that someone upgraded to Omni C, got caught out in the rain, and then water got under the screen. Useful info for me as I occasionally get caught out in the rain on my 2016 ST-2 with old omni. Haven't had a problem with rain.
 

bluecat

Well-Known Member
Stromer mentioned this in an Email for Omni C kit.
I'm still confused: While the OMNI C is robust and reliable in europe, it is not even waterproof in the US.

Might be hard to figure out, but does this e-mail come from Stromer HQ in Switzerland or does ist com from a US Stromer dealer? I'll raise this topic on my next visit @Stromer HQ, looking forward for more details.
 

Robie

Active Member
Stromer didn't mention it in the email the specs of the Omni c-kit ( you could purchase ) is where I learned that the screen was constructed differently And researched the differance between Resistive and.
Capacitive screens . I researched it and learned one was plastic layers, and the other was glass , and the new mglass screen not being as weather resistant to water . Thanks Blue Cat for checking with Stromer Campus. Hqts. I hope they can enlighten more on this topic.
 
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Bing

New Member
Stromer didn't mention it in the email the specs of the Omni c-kit ( you could purchase ) is where I learned that the screen was constructed differently And researched the differance between Resistive and.
Capacitive screens . I researched it and learned one was plastic layers, and the other was glass , and the new mglass screen not being as weather resistant to water . Thanks Blue Cat for checking with Stromer Campus. Hqts. I hope they can enlighten more on this topic.
My new upgrade to OMNI C works like my iPhone glass screen.
 

Bing

New Member
Appreciate you mentioning this, OP. I recall reading a thread that someone upgraded to Omni C, got caught out in the rain, and then water got under the screen. Useful info for me as I occasionally get caught out in the rain on my 2016 ST-2 with old omni. Haven't had a problem with rain.
I upgraded my ST2 s to the OMNI C in November. My rides are about 50% rain the time of year here in Portland, Oregon. Had no issues with rain and the large font I can see so I use the recuperation more. My issues is loss of connection to my iOS app.
 

mike156

Member
I upgraded my ST2 s to the OMNI C in November. My rides are about 50% rain the time of year here in Portland, Oregon. Had no issues with rain and the large font I can see so I use the recuperation more. My issues is loss of connection to my iOS app.
Ok, awesome to hear, thank you!! I've been weighing loss of ability to ride in the rain vs loss of all connectivity. Thanks!
 

Bing

New Member
I think my Omni C upgrade from November is finally communicating with my smartphone app. Last week a download showing "BATTERY" loaded via WiFi to my Stromer ST2 S. The app showed the battery level and the GPS location but no ride data. Then this week the ride data loaded on the app but none of the past rides loaded. At least it appears to be functioning like it should. Will see how it behaves in coming weeks.