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Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:33 am quote
Did either product make it to the US yet?
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Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:22 am quote
ashbrook wrote:
Did either product make it to the US yet?
TomTom Vio has not. I don't know about the other one.
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Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:22 am quote
Last update received was on March 10 announcing another 3 week delay

Beeline Moto: Update #6

Hi everyone,

We thought that it was about time that we got back in touch to let you know how things are going at Beeline! The key news to share is that we're making an upgrade to the backlight, which means a three week delay (definitely worth it).
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Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:46 pm quote
Waiting for mine as well.
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Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:02 pm quote
Mine arrived in the post today. Charging it up. Got the app. Will report back once weíve tried it out.
Now, what I had hoped to have last June in Lake Geneva will be going on my wife's Super. Surrendered my GTV to the insurance company the last week of July after bumping into a deer coming home from work. Took delivery of a New SuperTech Saturday. The SuperTechís on dash routing makes my Beeline Moto redundant; so the wife gets it.

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Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:54 pm quote
usmusket wrote:
Mine arrived in the post today. Charging it up. Got the app. Will report back once weíve tried it out.
Now, what I had hoped to have last June in Lake Geneva will be going on my wife's Super. Surrendered my GTV to the insurance company the last week of July after bumping into a deer coming home from work. Took delivery of a New SuperTech Saturday. The SuperTechís on dash routing makes my Beeline Moto redundant; so the wife gets it.
I look forward to your report.
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:42 am quote
So no display?
That can get confusing in areas with streets close together.

I just did a long trip using my GPS and not having a display would have been a problem for a few turns in the routes.
At times when your GPS only has 30 or 40 foot accuracy and there are two streets 20 feet apart it's nice to have a display to look to for ref.
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:45 am quote
breaknwind wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Get a smart phone
If you're buying, I'll take the most expensive one they make.
You can get a free Galaxy A10 for free from most carriers.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:32 pm quote
My BeeLine Moto also has arrived. And for me, once I get experience using it, I expect to be very happy with my decision to invest in this Kickstarter. I do not want to mess with my smartphone when I am out riding, and I do run through plenty of areas with a lot of no cell reception. Itís not the device for everyone but I was sure enough to buy a mount for each of my rides.
The upcoming scooter rally will give me plenty of time to play in the city with it, and maybe between now and then I can find time to play in my neck of the woods, but we are running 6 day work weeks all month except the very last 1, no paid vacation day for me to enjoy the scooter rally.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:09 pm quote
After playing around with it for a few days; I like it! It has two methods for getting you to your destination; they both work as advertised. Iím not going to go into detail about how it works. The company has videos to cover that better than I can. I was attracted by the ďcompassĒ routing method and the minimalist display, my mind has trouble with visual clutter. There US web site went hot today.

https://us.beeline.co/collections/beeline-moto
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:44 am quote
I'm glad you posted in this thread reminded me that orders for Oct delivery started today. I ordered with two extra mounts one for the mirror stem and one for a ram mount so it's can be switched between scooters. Though I wish TomTom would make maps for the US available since I like my Vio.
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:08 am quote
Maybe I missed it, but what is the size of the display?
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:25 am quote
Cool.

Would like to see someone do a comparison review against the TomTom. Interested to see how well it works on small roundabouts.
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:16 am quote
maggiegirl wrote:
My BeeLine Moto also has arrived. And for me, once I get experience using it, I expect to be very happy with my decision to invest in this Kickstarter. I do not want to mess with my smartphone when I am out riding, and I do run through plenty of areas with a lot of no cell reception. Itís not the device for everyone but I was sure enough to buy a mount for each of my rides.
The upcoming scooter rally will give me plenty of time to play in the city with it, and maybe between now and then I can find time to play in my neck of the woods, but we are running 6 day work weeks all month except the very last 1, no paid vacation day for me to enjoy the scooter rally.
You don't need cell server to use your phone as a GPS anymore if you have a Android, just download google maps to your phone for the area you ride. They update every month automatically. I have the whole east coast on my phone.

Bought a www.QuadLock.com 100x more secure than any other phone mount I have seen. There is no way the phone will come out of this mount from hitting a bump. You could use this mount on a ATV off road.
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:27 pm quote
But I do not want to fasten my phone onto my scooter. I like it tucked into a pocket, preferably turned OFF or on airplane. But I do that at home most of the time also....
Which makes the BeLine Moto far better for me than it might be for many others
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Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:47 pm quote
maggie: Looking seriously forward to your take on the Moto; I'm still somewhat interested in it, even though I do pretty well with voice-nav so far.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:24 am quote
So, this works WITH your smart phone? You still need your phone on your person and "ON"?
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Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:17 pm quote
Vintage1 wrote:
So, this works WITH your smart phone? You still need your phone on your person and "ON"?
No, it uses an app, which is in my phone, I plan my ride with the app and itís map and then via Bluetooth which pairs with my little dedicated purpose device load that trip/journey into my little device. I can then shut off my phone or just shut off Bluetooth and put the phone on airplane. The little waterproof, shock proof device then goes onto my scooter with an easy twist and off I go, that arrow helps guide me. And I can just input a destination and wander my way there with no preset roads lined out. It doesnít care if itís sunny or the dark of night, itís not going to find me a gas station or restaurant, itís not voice capable but maybe down the line that will be enough in demand for that to happen.
It is Not a multi function device, it does not need my cellphone once I load my planned route into it, and I can set up several journeys in advance and then pair and load them as need or wanted. With a very long battery life I can go for hours, or down for the weekend and play without getting lost.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:05 pm quote
maggiegirl wrote:
Vintage1 wrote:
So, this works WITH your smart phone? You still need your phone on your person and "ON"?
No, it uses an app, which is in my phone, I plan my ride with the app and itís map and then via Bluetooth which pairs with my little dedicated purpose device load that trip/journey into my little device. I can then shut off my phone or just shut off Bluetooth and put the phone on airplane. The little waterproof, shock proof device then goes onto my scooter with an easy twist and off I go, that arrow helps guide me. And I can just input a destination and wander my way there with no preset roads lined out. It doesnít care if itís sunny or the dark of night, itís not going to find me a gas station or restaurant, itís not voice capable but maybe down the line that will be enough in demand for that to happen.
It is Not a multi function device, it does not need my cellphone once I load my planned route into it, and I can set up several journeys in advance and then pair and load them as need or wanted. With a very long battery life I can go for hours, or down for the weekend and play without getting lost.
I thought it needed the phone for GPS? It has its own built in GPS?
Molto Verboso
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:28 am quote
Their website could explain how the thing works a little better rather than just repeating how great it is. "Look at this neat thing, YOU NEED this!"
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:47 pm quote
I took it to Pizza Hut last night and handed it across the table to son! In the case, with the charger tucked in and asked him to tell me what it was. The zipper on the case does have a little tag/pull that reads ĎBeelineí but I knew he would not look at that.
He checked out that cute and handy little charger and the little device, and got it turned on, and then had fun watching the little motorcycle move as he tilts the thing and the arrow move and grinned big, itís got a built in gyroscope and gps.. then he says itís kinda Ďdumbí. No, itís a dedicated purpose device, no frills and no clutter, just does the job. Yes, it has built in GPS and gyroscope. It will not tell me whatís on eBay or Facebook or make phone calls, it will simply make it easier for me to ride and get to somewhere I plan to end up. It will easily tuck in my front jeans pocket or pop into that case and go in a cargo pocket, the inside jacket pocket, clip on or end up tossed into my knitting bag.
Yes, they did ship more than were preorder and so have them in stock here in the USA. Somewhere in VA, it went to NC on the way to central IL.
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