Bosch has had three displays in its line-up for the past couple of years, after the simpler Purion display joined the Intuvia mid-mounted display and the highly-capable-but-rarely-seen Nyon. Now there's a fourth option, the Kiox, which is deigned "for sporty eBikers". All the launch pictures are very mountain bike focused, suggesting that Bosch is aming the display primarily at e-MTBers.
The Kiox is quite a different beast to the older displays. It's centrally mounted; the computer uses a magnetic mount and Bosch is keen for manufacturers to integrate the display as neatly as possible. The Kiox uses a 208 × 274 pixel colour display behind a tough Gorilla Glass protective screen. It runs from the system battery but also has an internal battery that gives 20 minutes of run time, which is useful if you want to run through your ride stats when you've turned your bike off at the end. More than the other computers it's designed to be taken on and off the bike.
As well as integrating with the motor system, the Kiox display is Bluetooth-compatible. That allows the computer to be paired to external sensors: heart rate monitors to begin with, with other sensors supoorted further down the line. The Bluetooth connection also allows users to update the computer's firmware over the air. There's a Micro-USB port in the Kiox, too; that can be used for updates and also to charge devices on the go. With the USB port closed the Kiox is fully IPX7 water and dust proof.
The wired handlbar remote has buttons for changing the assistance mode, and also to cycle through the various display modes on the Kiox. The walk-assist function is also accessed from the remote.
Bosch Kiox specs
|Transmissive 1.9-inch colour display with gorilla glass 3 (208 × 274 pixels, 29 × 39 mm active area)|
|Operation of the Kiox via the separate ”Remote Compact”|
|Walk Assist button on the separate control unit|
|The display mount is installed on the stem or the bicycle manufacturer has developed a specific holder solution using the modular mounting plate|
|Two buttons for on/off and light directly on the display|
|Brightness sensor automatically controls the display‘s backlight by day and night|
|Integrated rechargeable battery delivers power in off-board mode for approx. 20 minutes; on-board, it is charged by the eBike rechargeable battery:|
|Rugged and IPx7 waterproof when the USB cap is closed|
|Micro-AB-USB port can be used by specialist dealers to perform diagnostic tasks, to charge the Kiox rechargeable battery and to charge external devices, such as compatible smartphones|
|Temperature range: –5 °C to +40 °C (operating) and –10 °C to +50 °C (storage)|
|Bluetooth connectivity (BLE) for heart rate monitors|
|Wireless update option available|
|Displays current power, cadence and heart rate|
|Displays current speed in relation to the average speed|
|Support for integrated electronic gear shifting from Shimano, Rohloff and enviolo (eShift)|
|Summary of the current trip in off-board mode|
|Resetting the consumption values for the Drive Unit (trip and range data)|
|Displays the charge state of a battery or of both batteries in DualBattery in the status screen|
|Service interval display available|