Record a ride
- Once your bike is connected, select Ride → Start Ride. At the end of your ride, tap Stop Ride → End Ride → Save Ride.
- You will be able to view your saved rides in My Rides.
Note: In Settings, you can turn ON the “Auto Start Active” feature which will automatically start a ride without needing to tap “Start Ride.”
Watch the video How to track your rides in Specialized Mission Control
In order to track your location on the map, you need to allow Mission Control to access your device’s location. The app will ask for permission during set-up, and you can also change permissions for Mission Control within your device settings. For accurate route tracing and to maintain a continuous connection with your bike, we advise to set your location permissions to "Always Allow".
To zoom in and out of maps, use the pinch-to-zoom gesture by moving two fingers on screen closer together (zoom out) or farther apart (zoom in).
Stats shows you real-time data (speed, distance, battery level, etc.) from your ride. To customize a data field, press and hold on the field you want to change and then choose the content from the drop-down menu.
To see all the rides you've recorded on Mission Control, navigate to My Rides. This is where you’ll see a list of all your previous rides, with the most recent ride at the top. Each ride is labeled with the serial number of bike you rode. Each ride also summarizes the time duration of the ride, distance, and total power consumption.
In the top right corner, there are options to share to STRAVA®, Komoot, or via .fit file. If the ride has been uploaded to STRAVA® or Komoot, the icon will be highlighted. To upload a ride to STRAVA® or Komoot, your account must be connected in Settings.
Activating Smart Control means you don’t have to worry about the mode setting or battery capacity during your ride. During your ride, Smart Control uses an algorithm based on multiple parameters, such as energy consumed, time/distance/elevation completed and remaining, in order to optimize the motor power so you don't run out of battery on your ride.
To activate Smart Control:
- Go to Ride → Smart Control → ON
- After turning on Smart Control, you will then be able to define your choice of settings.
Smart Control works especially well on the time-based setting, and we strive to constantly improve it. The system doesn’t know the route profile ahead, so it’s advised to not set remaining battery capacity lower than 10%. This will give you a safety margin on your ride.
There are several options for Smart Control to automatically control the motor power:
Heart Rate Control
With Heart Rate Control, you can set a target heart rate and the motor power will adjust so you maintain it throughout the ride. The bike will decrease motor support if your heart rate is below the target and increase support if your heart rate exceeds it.
Heart Rate Control works with some expected limitations. For example, if you continue to push harder than your target heart rate, the bike will naturally reach the limit of motor support it can provide. On the other hand, if you consistently ride below your target heart rate, there will always be motor support (minimum of 10%).
Alongside setting your target heart rate, you have the ability to set a "Minimum Support Level." Minimum Support Level means that you will have Turbo support throughout your ride regardless of whether you are below or above your target heart rate.
To connect a heart rate sensor:
- Go to Settings → Devices.
- To see sensors you can pair with, ensure the BLE device is active, in range, and has enough power to be paired. Heart rate belts/straps need to be worn to transmit a signal for pairing.
This function takes into account elevation gain to control motor support. You can define your expected elevation gain before the ride and the motor will give you more assistance on climbs and less assistance on flat terrain. This way, Smart Control gives you more support where you need it most, resulting in more accurate range control.
Note: The precision of your mobile device elevation sensor is important. In case of GPS-based elevation detection, the elevation gain might not be 100% accurate. You can expect a more accurate elevation reading if your phone features barometric measurement to assist GPS.
Climb Response is a sub-setting of Smart Control based on Remaining Elevation and is used for consistent motor support when riding short, consecutive uphill sections. Climb Response allows you to set a threshold for moderate climbs without any change in motor support. For example, if you set Climb Response to 75ft, then your motor will not adjust its motor output until after you’ve gained more than 75ft of elevation. This threshold setting can be useful whenever you have lots of small changes in elevation on your way to a longer climbing section.
For more guidance, watch the video How to use Smart Control in Specialized Mission Control
Export to Strava
Tap on the STRAVA® symbol to upload the desired ride to STRAVA®. If you activated Auto Upload for STRAVA® in Settings, all of your tracked rides are uploaded to the STRAVA® E-Bike category automatically.
Note: You need to connect your Strava account in Settings to see an upload symbol in My Rides.
To connect your Mission Control app to STRAVA®:
- Go to Settings → Linked Accounts →Strava.
- Select Login and enter your Strava credentials.
- You can activate Auto Upload for STRAVA® to upload all of your tracked rides to the STRAVA® E-Bike category automatically. Alternatively, you can upload individual rides by selecting a ride from My Rides and tapping on the STRAVA® icon on the upper right corner.
Note: If you activate Auto Upload, you can choose a minimum ride length of up to 10km. This feature is useful for excluding short-distance rides, such as commutes, transportation, or errands, which you don't want to be uploaded to STRAVA®.
Export to Komoot
Tap on the Komoot symbol to upload the desired ride to Komoot. If you activate Auto Upload for Komoot in Settings, all of your tracked rides will be uploaded to Komoot automatically.
Note: You need to connect your Komoot account in Settings to see an upload symbol in My Rides.
To connect your Mission Control app to Komoot:
- Go to Settings → Linked Accounts → Komoot.
- Select Login and enter your Komoot credentials.
- You can activate Auto Upload for Komoot in Settings to upload all of your tracked rides to Komoot automatically. Alternatively, you can upload individual rides by selecting a ride from My Rides and tapping on the Komoot icon on the upper right corner.
Export fit file
In addition to uploading the ride to STRAVA® or Komoot, you can access the fit file of your ride via email.
To export a fit file:
- Go to My Rides and choose the ride.
- Tap the export icon in the upper right corner. This opens a new email window, from which you can send the fit file.
Delete a ride
To delete a ride, press and hold on the desired ride. A pop-up box will ask you to confirm if you wish to delete the ride.