VanMoof refreshes S3 and X3 with Apple Find My network integration  + 🔋

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If you consider buying an S3/X3, use the following discount code during checkout and get €100/$100/£95 off on VanMoof accessories & PoM services:
ADV-Y78Q-4S9G-HEM7

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Here is the previous article about the rumors “S3/X3 refresh or a possible S4/X4 introduction” in English or German.

On April 7th, it turned out to be a refresh on the existing S3 and X3 models. So what has been changed, what kind of evolution the humble bike had?

The major improvements VanMoof implied in the official email received by some of the S3/X3 order owners are:

  • A more accurate E-shifter
  • A more visible Matrix Display (and an improved color)
  • Precise location tracking using the Apple Find My Network

Last but not least there are other improvements on the refresh models such as:

  • improved cabling and new buttons
  • mudguards and flaps
  • body-colored, new design pedals

VanMoof also sent a new firmware update which indicated that there will be a second battery. The refresh model hardware supports the attachment of a second external battery as a range extender. The version history of the Firmware V. 0.1.07-BMS indicates:

  • fixes back EMF issue
  • prepares for the second battery

*** Breaking News ***
VanMoof revealed the PowerBank / Second Battery / Range Extender
on YouTube but by mistake. 😅
We don’t know exactly if it can charge during the ride or only while the bicycle is in park position.

Apple published an article about Find My network now offers new third-party finding experiences.

Until today, Apple FindMy was supporting to add and locate Apple Devices and Persons using Apple devices. Starting from April 2021, 3rd party hardware also became part of the network.

There are already some vendors like VanMoof, Chipolo, and Belkin, integrating the U1 (supports Ultra-Wideband Technology) into their devices.

How it’s going to work with VanMoof, watch the video below.

As far as we know, this upgrade is not a replacement for the VanMoof’s Peace of Mind service, but an additional layer of security and an easy way to precisely locate your bicycle.

Sadly, VanMoof customer support made it clear (over the official Instagram and Twitter social media accounts) that older S3/X3 models are not suitable to have the Find My feature as an upgrade. We don’t know yet, whether it will be the same for the second battery extension.

If you consider buying an S3/X3, use the following discount code during checkout and get €100/$100/£95 off on VanMoof accessories & PoM services:
ADV-Y78Q-4S9G-HEM7

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