All-new electric bike from VanMoof boasts boosted battery life and theft-proof lock

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You’ll never need to worry about getting on your hands and knees and threading a chain through the wheel and frame to lock up your bike. Instead, it’s a tap within the app, and when you get back to the bike, you’ll be able to jump on and ride into the distance. Simple.

Like previous models, the VanMoof S5 and A5 have built-in GPS, which can be used to keep tabs on the location of your bike. If the worst happens and your bike is stolen, you’ll be able to keep tabs on its movements within the VanMoof app as well as Apple’s Find My app, which is used to track the location of your iPhone, AirPods, and other gadgets. If you sign-up for the optional Anti-Theft subscription (£328 for three years) a dedicated team of Bike Hunters from VanMoof will track down your lost or stolen bike using the baked-in GPS signal.

VanMoof has created an optional phone mount to secure your handset in the middle of the handlebars when you’re riding to follow turn-by-turn directions, keep tabs on the remaining charge, switch on the lights, and other smart features. The S5 and A5 both arrive with a USB-C charging port, which uses the built-in battery to charge your phone, so you should never arrive at your destination with anything less than 100% charge.

Published at Sat, 09 Apr 2022 07:01:00 +0000

All-new electric bike from VanMoof boasts boosted battery life and theft-proof lock