Before I pre-order, I want to know if it is safe to have a 7" screen on AppScooter? And how protected is this from rain?
While driving, touch functions are disabled. You can control the screen by using the controls on the handlebars. This is to keep you safe and focused on the road, allowing you to leave your phone in your pocket, and hands on the handlebars. When standing still, the touchscreen becomes active and provides a wider range of functions.
The touchscreen and speakers will be protected by the rain, but we don’t advise you to hose it down with a pressure cleaner . The speaker is currently designed to have an IP54 rating, meaning that it can take a rainstorm.
You are welcome to read more about how AppScooter’s touchscreen works here: https://etergo.com/#appscooter-cockpit-safe-handlebar-controls
What about protection from scratching the screen?
Use gorilla corning glass 6.
Also please test the screen in direct sunlight. So 1 it is well visible, but also that it doesn’t give problems when your scooter stands in the sun for multiple hours. Other brands have issues that the screen stops working when the owner comes back to start riding!
Also have an automatic day and night mode.
The AppScooter will feature a toughened glass (Dragontrail or Gorilla Glass) as well as impact resistance IK07. So the screen will be well protected from scratches
If you would like to read more about it, please feel free to read about it at www.etergo.com
We thought it would be a great idea to let the Etergo community see behind the scenes at Etergo. We just released a first blog post where we put the spotlight on our User Interface team lead, Bob van Iersel. Here we go in-depth regarding the touchscreen. Check it out here
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Nice article! Show us the engineer of the engine
Regarding, the Bluetooth connect. Will there a certified helmet headset available?
Or is it forexample possible to us the apple earpods?
Glad you liked the article @jeroen_breuer and thanks for the feedback! If enough people like the behind the scenes series we will make sure to provide more in-depth articles of topics that the community would like to read about.
To answer your questions; at the moment we do not have any status or information to share on certified (branded) headset helmets. This is something we will have to keep you updated about. However, we are aware that there are plenty of compatible helmets on the market already! Lastly, every Bluetooth headset should be compatible with the AppScooter as well, so using Apple EarPods shouldn’t be a problem at all