In contrast to many others, I really do not mind the new in ride graphics in general. Separation between data fields seems like a good idea and it could improve readability. The field titles seem more readable now. But the whole UI (not only the new changes) looks like it has been designed in front of a 32 inch screen and then never tested on the road. Have you actually tried riding and seeing anything while there is traffic, vibrations, reflections, sweat and you are under an effort?
It is impossible to see a thing with the now EVEN SMALLER data font! If you want to see anything you need to spend so long looking for it that you risk crashing.
One of the most upvoted posts from two years ago on this forum talked about the poor use of space, small icons, thin lines and tiny fonts (https://support.hammerhead.io/hc/en-us/community/posts/1260803144990-Use-the-Space-How-it-is-vs-how-it-could-be-?page=2#comments) What do they do? Make it even smaller. It is just ridiculous at this point. If you need an example of a device with a tiny screen and a very readable in-ride UI look at Wahoo. It is just a world of difference.
- The font sizes for data are way to small
- There is loads of unused whitespace, surely the data fields can be rearranged to use this space better
- Icons everywhere in the system (control center, app gallery) are ridiculously small.
- There should never be the need for a two line field title. Use the space for the actual data and shorten field titles
- Drastically improve the quality control for the design process. A dumpster fire like this should have never made it past the prototyping phase. There is something seriously wrong with your design process!
Feel free to add anything you would like to see improved in the comments and I will try to summarise in this post.
I was thinking about recommending the device to my dad and a couple of friends looking to buy a cycling computer. But with this update, Hammerhead broke my trust and I will definitely not recommend the device to anyone.
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