Anyone tried Speedbox B-tuning dongle?

xena

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Bluetooth enabled dongle

I don't want to get into a discussion about the legalities of derestriction, I am more interested in the other available features of this dongle such as being able to disable the motor to help prevent theft, plus the data that you can get out of it.

I've bought one and am hoping to fit it this weekend. I'd be interested in other's experiences of it.

Example stats available:
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Fishy

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Haven't tried it, but very interesting idea about being able to disable the motor.
If Bosch could implement that via the e-connect app, would be a great feature, but, I'd be a bit concerned doing it via third party software, what if something went wrong and you couldn't restart it?
 

xena

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I'd be a bit concerned doing it via third party software, what if something went wrong and you couldn't restart it?
Oh don't say that now, lol. Hopefully it's just a signal that gets blocked inside the dongle rather than one that gets sent to the motor, so if it all went pear shaped you could just remove the dongle....

I'm really surprised that I can't find any reviews at all of this kit.
 

Fishy

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You're probably the only one that's ever bought it ,seriously tho, I guess most people buy the cheaper version.
 

xena

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Yeah I know the retail price is extortionate but I've seen a couple sold on ebay for as low as £50, and there's listings for new ones on there for £130. This was an eBay one for less than a ton.
 
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Yeah I know the retail price is extortionate but I've seen a couple sold on ebay for as low as £50, and there's listings for new ones on there for £130. This was an eBay one for less than a ton.
I’m looking at getting the Bluetooth version for Bosch CX. I wonder how you got on with yours? Very hard to find any user reviews!
 

xena

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I’m looking at getting the Bluetooth version for Bosch CX. I wonder how you got on with yours? Very hard to find any user reviews!
I really like it, in fact I bought another one last week for my other CX (£130 brand new posted off eBay). It's worked flawlessly. It's deactivated by default when you turn the bike on, and I activate it by pressing the walk button, so it's not obvious that it is even fitted.

I like the Bluetooth features, and it was interesting seeing the different types of figures produced between me and OH (cadence, torque etc). I don't use the Bluetooth very often currently as I don't have a phone mount on my handle bars yet.

I prefer it to the badassbox as it is more discreet and the speed display works better. I also find it more reliable and easier to use and more featured than the ASA espeed that I had before.
 

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I really like it, in fact I bought another one last week for my other CX (£130 brand new posted off eBay). It's worked flawlessly. It's deactivated by default when you turn the bike on, and I activate it by pressing the walk button,
I prefer it to the badassbox as it is more discreet and the speed display works better. I also find it more reliable and easier to use and more featured than the ASA espeed that I had before.
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xena

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31921Stats from one of the rides (the one where my OH was straining the motor with his super low cadence, grrrr!). The stats on the fly are great too, especially knowing the exact remaining percentage on the battery!
 

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