- Ride Screen: Simplified Look and Speedometer
- Ride Data Page: Track Your Ride Progress
- Map Page: Explore New Routes
- Landscape Mode: Sideways Phone Mount Support
- Connected Island: Manage Your Connected Devices
- Dark Mode: Improved Battery Performance & Visibility for Night Riders
- Radar Support: How to Use Garmin Varia Radars with the Cannondale App
Ride Screen: Simplified Look and Speedometer
The Cannondale App v5.0 includes an improved ride screen that features a simplified speedometer display. This updated screen makes it easier than ever to track your speed and other important ride data while you're cycling.
To access the ride screen, simply navigate to the ride screen and start a ride. You'll notice that the screen is now less cluttered and easier to read, with a focus on the most important information - your speed. You can also customize the data fields that appear on the ride screen to suit your preferences.
Ride Data Page: Track Your Ride Progress
The Ride Data Page allows you to easily view your ride progress and customize the ride data during your ride.
You can choose which fields to display, and in what order, to suit your preferences and make it easier to track your progress.
To access the Ride Data Page, simply start a ride in the app and swipe right.
From there, long press on the data field you’d like to change. You can choose from a range of data fields, including speed, moving time, distance, ascent, calories, average speed, and max speed.
Map Page: Explore New Routes
The Cannondale app's map view is a great way to keep track of your ride progress and explore new routes.
The Map Page displays your ride on a map in real-time as you cycle. The Map Page has a few features that make it flexible to your preferences including fullscreen mode, north orientation toggle, and satellite map view.
We've also included a red trail so as you cycle, the app tracks your progress and leaves a red trail behind you on the map. This allows you to see the route you've taken, makes it easier to find your way home, and tracks your progress during your ride.
To access the Map Page, swipe to the left after you start your ride on the ride screen.
Landscape Mode: Sideways Phone Mount Support
If your bike's phone mount is capable of being mounted sideways the Cannondale App has you covered with landscape mode.
To switch to landscape mode, simply rotate your phone and the ride screen will adjust automatically. You can switch back to portrait mode by rotating your phone again. Please note that landscape mode is only available if your phone supports it.
Connected Island: Manage Your Connected Devices
The Connected Island allows you to manage all of the connected devices assigned to your bike, such as the SmartSense Radar, lights, and wheel sensor.
The Connected Island provides easy access to settings for these devices and displays icons to indicate the state of the devices.
To access the Connected Island make sure your SmartSense, radar, lights, and/or wheel sensor are added to your bike in the Cannondale Garage and connected via Bluetooth. The Connected Island appears on the Ride Screen, Ride Data Page, and the Map Page.
To access connected device settings, simply tap on the connected devices icon in the ride screen. From there, you can view the status of your connected devices, adjust settings, and access other useful information.
Dark Mode: Improved Battery Performance & Visibility for Night Riders
The dark mode option for the ride screen makes it easier to view your ride data at night or in low-light conditions.
To enable dark mode, simply tap the settings icon on the ride screen, then select "Dark Mode."
The screen will automatically adjust to the new color scheme, making it easier to view your ride data in low-light conditions.
We recommend using Dark mode at all times since in most cases it will consume less of your phone’s battery. Actual battery savings may vary depending on the phone model and usage.
Radar Support: How to Use Garmin Varia Radars with the Cannondale App
The Cannondale App supports Garmin Varia Radar models via Bluetooth (including RVR315, RTL515, RCT715, eRTL615).
This means that you can now use these radars with the app to enhance your riding experience and stay safer on the road.
To use a radar with the Cannondale App, turn on your radar and go to your Cannondale Garage and tap “Add Device”. The app will detect your radar via Bluetooth. You can then access settings and data for the radar after it’s connected in the Cannondale Garage or through the ride screen by tapping on the radar icon.
How do I mount my phone to view the Ride Screen on my handlebars?
There are many options out there for mounting your phone to your handlebars. Some Cannondale bikes (Treadwell, Quick) have an integrated SP Connect mount which is compatible with this hardware or you can shop at the SP Connect website for more mount and case options.
How do I change the data fields on the ride screen?
To change the data fields on the ride screen, tap and hold the data field you’d like to change and a menu will appear to choose a new data field.
The Ride Data fields are customizable per bike. This means that you can set different data fields for each bike in your garage.
Can I use Garmin Varia Radar with my phone and the Cannondale App?
Yes, you can add a Garmin Varia Radar to view approaching cars with the Cannondale App. The ride screen and radar view can be used with any bike even if it is not a Cannondale.
How can I test radar functionality?
To test radar functionality, you can use the demo mode feature available on some radars. For SmartSense, this is found in the Radar Ride Settings drawer.
For other Garmin radars, press and hold the power button on your radar device for several seconds while on the ride screen to activate demo mode.
You can also test the radar by riding with it in different environments and observing how it detects objects and triggers alerts.
Why is altitude data not updating?
Altitude information is only available if your phone has a barometer sensor. If your phone does not have a barometer, the app will not be able to display altitude information.
How can I prevent the phone from rotating while in a ride?
To prevent your phone from rotating while in a ride, you can lock the screen orientation. In Cannondale App Ride Settings you can select “Orientation” and choose your preferred setting.
Why doesn’t the entire Cannondale App have dark mode?
While the ride screen can be toggled to dark mode, the entire app cannot be set to dark mode at this time.
What does auto-pause mean?
Auto-pause is a feature that automatically pauses your ride when you stop moving, and resumes the ride when you start moving again. This feature can help you accurately track your ride data.
Does Dark Mode save battery?
Dark Mode is more energy efficient and consumes less of your phone’s battery. However, the actual battery savings may vary depending on the phone model and usage.
What does it mean when the Wheel Sensor icon turns blue?
When the Wheel Sensor icon turns blue, it means that the Wheel Sensor is active and connected to your phone and is transmitting data.
Do the ride screen functionalities work without any Internet connection?
Yes, the ride screen functionalities work without an internet connection. However, some features, such as firmware updates and adding a new bike will require an internet connection to function properly. Maps will sync in the background once you have service again.
Other ride problems?
Please contact our support team via our online request form.