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This guide is also available directly in the app as „Help“ within the “Settings“ tab.


1. Introduction


B.iCycle is your next generation cyclometer. During development we had our focus on the precision of the measured and calculated values and on an intuitive user interface. On top of the standard features we offer various settings that allow you to configure B.iCycle for your needs. With this guide we want to explain all the possibilities in detail for you.


For best user experience we recommend to use B.iCycle with a bike mount that fixes your phone to the handle bar. That helps to easily read the map and the values during a ride and also greatly improves GPS quality for highest precision.


For maximum precision of B.iCycle we filter the GPS measurements and can only consider them when your phone receives a strong signal.


Attention: Please do not interact with the touch screen of your phone while you are riding! This can reduce your safety and ability to react to unexpected traffic situations. You are using B.iCycle at your own risk!


The user interface of B.iCycle is separated into three main menus that are available via three tabs. Those tabs will be explained in the following chapters.






2. Map


In the first tab "map" you will see a mixed screen with a map in the lower half and values for the timer on top: Your current speed on the left and another value on the right ("Trip calories" in the screen shot).






2.1 Display of "Current speed"


When B.iCycle launches, the field for "Current speed" display will show "Waiting for GPS". As soon as the app receives a strong enough GPS feed, the current speed will be shown and updated with each GPS measurement.



2.2 Timer


Ok, you are ready to go! To start a new trip simply click "Start" in the top left corner of the screen. All values for your trip are now being collected and the timer starts running.






After starting a tour, the button "Start" will change to a "Pause" button. With this button you can pause your trip without finally ending it. This means the recording of the trip stops but can be resumed after the break seamlessly.






To stop the recording of a trip click the "Stop" button. To avoid that you unintentionally do that, the button will change to a "Sure?" button that you have to click again to actually stop the recording.


After that a new screen appears. Here you can name your track. After confirming with "Save", your trip is stored on the device. Stored trips can be be send via email at any time, redisplayed in the map and of course deleted, too.


Please find more informations about the stored trips in chapter 4.1 "All your tours".



2.3 Auto Pause


In B.iCycle, you have is the possibility that the timer is automatically stopped if no movement is detected. Since then (with auto-pause activated), only the effective riding time is used for calculation, this feature is very useful to avoid slightly incorrectvalues of the average speed - caused for example by stopping at traffic lights. If this automatic mode isn't favored by you (e.g., it will detect tunnels as "stops" as there is no GPS signal), you find an item settings/Auto Pause within the configuration section of the settings tab, where it can be disabled.






2.4 Value field


In the value field on the right side below the timer you can see one of the values Total distance, Trip distance, Average speed, Maximum speed, Current altitude, Climbed altitude, Trip calories and Total calories for display.


The values Trip distance, Average speed, Maximum speed, Climbed altitude and Trip calories are calculated for each trip and will be reset with the start of a new trip.


If you leave the field untouched it will start the Autoscan mode where all values are automatically switched in sequence every 4 seconds. That means Total distance is displayed for 4s and afterwards Trip distance is displayed for 4s and so on. In "Settings" / "Autoscan Mode" you can also select which values are included in the Autoscan mode. By default all values are included. You can also select the time that each value is displayed. By default that is set to 4s.



2.5 Map


B.iCycle offers a powerful map during your ride that shows and centers your current position with a small biker icon. On the upper left side you will find the "Zoom out" and "Zoom in" buttons and on the upper right side you will find the "Center" button.






By clicking the zoom buttons you can adjust the zoom level to either get more details or get a better overview of your area. The "Center" button locks the map to your current position which means the map will move when you move. When the center mode is active the "Center" button is highlighted with yellow color. In case you want to browse the map to search your area you can do that by dragging the map with your finger. This will disable the center mode. If you are done and want to lock the map to your position again just press the "Center" button again to bring the biker icon in the middle of the map again. If you move the map will move as well once it is locked to your position.

The B.iCycle map needs internet connection to load map data from the server.



3. Tab "all values"


This screen is meant for all bikers that like to keep an eye on all values at once while riding. On top of the screen you will find the timer as known from the "map screen". The "Start", "Pause" and "Stop" buttons are available as well.






Below the timer you find all values that B.iCycle offers nicely arranged for easy overview. This screen is perfect if you do not need to display a map. This saves battery data, as no new map data is loaded via the mobile network in this view. We recommend to use this screen in case you run into battery shortage during a ride.


4. Tab "Settings"


In this tab you will find all the options and tweaks to configure B.iCycle for your specific needs. Please read carefully through the following chapter and learn how to optimize your experience on the bike.






4.1 "All your tours"


Clicking "All your tours" in the "Settings" tab brings up a list showing all your recorded trips sorted by date.






If you click on a trip information more detailed information will be shown. Below the trip information you have the options to delete or rename the trip to send it as an email. The email you will receive contains all track information plus two attachments (.kml and .gpx). The KML file allows you to see your track at home using Google Earth. Just go to http://earth.google.com and download Google Earth to use this great feature. Another option to analyze your trip is to upload the GPX file to portals like www.GPSies.com or any handheld GPS device that offer advanced visualization of the track and help you to manage and plan all your trips.


In the second tab ("map") you can also have your trip displayed on a map.



4.2 "General setup"


This menu in the settings tab allows you to configure the distance and weight units that you prefer.


Furthermore, here you can disable the feature Auto Pause, which is described under 2.3 of this manual. By default Auto Pause is enabled. For precise calculation of the calories burned you need to enter your bike type as well your weight and the weight of your bike here.



4.3 "Autoscan mode"


In this menu you can select the values that are included in the Autoscan mode (see chapter 2.4 "Value field") and you can also select the length of the flip interval. For example if you enable just "Trip distance" and "Average speed" and set the flip interval to 6 seconds the Autoscan mode will toggle automatically between "Trip distance" and "Average speed" every 6 seconds.



4.4 "Help"


This is the manual you are just reading.



4.5 "Credits"


B.iCycle is the best cyclometer for the Windows Phone platform and we are very proud that we have been able to develop B.iCycle for you. In this section you will find a list of everybody that we want to thank for their contribution to this great project. Their underlying technologies and digital art helped us to create a next generation cyclometer for your mobile phone.

 

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