Author: ElectricBikeReview.com via YouTube
https://electricbikereview.com/forum/threads/bosch-kiox-ebike-display-settings.26715/ In this video, I show how to change units from miles to kilometers, how to activate lights, and how to enable walk mode. This display is a lot deeper than the Bosch Purion and includes more settings than the Bosch Intuvia. It is removable but doesn’t swivel (to reduce glare) because it’s mounted to fixed over-stem clamp… and sometimes inset into stems, it has an active Micro USB port for charging accessories (5 volt, 1,000 milliamp output). The remote button pad is extremely easy to reach and very responsive to presses, though a little bit more firm than the Intuvia button pad. All buttons produce a tactile click. This is my personal favorite electric bike display because it offer so many features, is easy to use, and feels very sturdy.
– How to activate ebike lights at 0:40
– How to activate walk mode at 2:34
– How to enter the settings menu at 4:57
– How to remove the display at 9:04
– How to use the Micro-USB charging port at 9:04
One note about the color LCD display unit, there is a coin cell lithium-ion battery inside that may eventually expire and need replacement. You can turn the Kiox on when it is not connected to the mount. You need to remove the display and unscrew it in order to replace this little battery, much like the Intuvia display. It happened to my Uncle, who thought that the display had broken… Nope, just an expired battery in the display. Note also that the Intuvia and Kiox screens can be more permanently fixed to the mount interface by using an included set screw underneath. If it feels like your Kiox is not coming off easily, consider looking for this set screw by completely removing the mount from the handlebar. Many shops and ebike events use this set screw to keep displays with their respective bikes for security and convenience. Depending on the motor in use, you may have eMTB mode (which replaces Sport mode) for dynamic power output based more on torque… it offers 120% to 300% assist and requires less hand/button input while riding.
Pros: The LCD screen is made from Gorilla Glass vs. more fragile glass or plastic. The idea is that it won’t get scratched up as easily if the display takes contact or pops out of the magnetic mounting bracket. The menus can cycle from the last screen to the first and visa-versa which saves clicks. There isn’t a lot of confusion about how to turn on lights, activate walk mode, or adjust settings because the control pad has seven buttons and screens that are all labeled clearly. The battery menu will actually show two battery packs at once, so you know exactly how full each one is! The Bosch controller system will drain two packs evenly and will also charge them evenly by plugging the charger in to one location on bike frames… this helps to reduce wear and saves you time and hassle.
Cons: The display mount doesn’t usually allow the angle to be adjusted, it’s usually a fixed mount above the stem and some ebikes have custom stems where the display is sunk down in, here’s an example from R&M. Compared to the Intuvia and European Nyon display panels, the Kiox is a bit smaller and some of the fonts may be difficult to read at a distance. Being a backlit color display, the Kiox may utilize more electricity to operate.
– The buttons on the control pad include Walk (top edge), +, -, left, right, select (unlabeled diamond shaped key below the left and right arrows)
– The buttons on the display panel include power, and light
– To change units from miles (imperial) to kilometers (metric), navigate to the far left screen then select “settings” then navigate down to imperial
– To activate lights (if they are wired in), press the light button for a couple of seconds
– To navigate through the trip stat menus and heart rate, press the left and right arrow keys, these include: Trip Distance, Odometer, Clock, Max Speed, Average Speed, Trip Time, Range
– To activate walk mode, you must be in one of the four levels of assist, then press the walk mode button on the top edge of the control pad and then hold +, not all ebikes have walk mode enabled
– The display is always backlit, you can raise and lower the brightness in the settings menu or let it adjust automatically in the settings menu
– The man views for this display starting at the second dot (which is the default view) include Assist Level Animation + Clock + Battery Infographic, Clock + Range, Trip Distance + Ride Time, Pedal Power + Pedal Cadence, Average Speed + Maximum Speed, Heart Rate Beats Per Minute (BPM), Battery Infographics + Settings
The official Bosch website lists all of their display panel specifications at: https://www.bosch-ebike.com/us/products/kiox/ and I welcome your feedback, tips, and corrections below. I have included some official Bosch images along with a photo I took so you can look closely at the unit.