Earlier this morning I had to go meet a friend at a local coffee shop – as usual I bike to the place. Why? It gives me a chance to exercise – round trip on the bike is 10-miles. The weather though was not exactly cooperative – when I rolled my bike outside of the garage it was misty, foggy and not quite pleasant. However, I decided that I need the exercise and after all my phone was in a weather proof case!
So off I went. By the time I reached the coffee shop (about 5-miles later) I was wet and cold and so was the bike and phone console. And the story repeated itself on the way back. But the phone was fine… Here are a couple of links to earlier reviews of the phone case I am referring to – check them out
After 5 weeks of using the bike mount I am overall pleased with it – it does provide a relatively good way to attach your iPhone 6 Plus to your bike. This (as usual) will allow you to use various applications for tracking your exercise and mapping your bike routes. Having said that, there are also some negatives / or inconveniences with using the Tigra BikeConsole
you have to remove any other case you have on your phone during your normal use as the BikeConsole expects that you have a bare phone to be encased in it.
after several weeks of bike rides it appears that the mount has loosened as a result the BikeConsole tends to tip (rotate down) on my handlebars – i.e. you cannot easily see the screen – the screen / phone tilts and you have to rotate the whole assembly back into position
for some reason the screen cover of the BikeConsole is matted which somewhat reduces visibility of the screen and you have to increase the display intensity for visibility which in turn causes battery to drain faster
Even with these small issues, I still think the Tigra Sport BikeConsole is a good option for your iPhone on your mountain bike. It protects the phone and allows for its use while on the tracks.
Here are the options you could consider from Tigra Sport based on which iPhone you have: