[UPDATE: New version for Europe has been released – scroll down to the bottom of this post]
It is very disappointing that NIU enters the international market with a product with one of its key features -connectivity- completely crippled. So while they ask for a a four times higher price than in China they give you a quarter of features/stability/usability with the outdated App :-/
We don’t deserve that
What we, living outside China, get is version 1.2.xxxx – while our friends in China are happy chaps with v3.x which does not only have a plethora of features but it actually works!
As for Android, you actually can download the App and install it (if 2nd source is allowed in your preferences),
but as for now, you can’t log in – even your account does work with the Chinese website.
For those adventurous enough, there’s a way to actually use the Chinese App provided down in the comments by fellow MyNIU.org reader Thomas (Thanks mate!):
“Just make an account on the European app and then install the Chinese version, preferably on another device. Your password doesn’t seem to work so just reset it.
You will receive a text message with a six digit code. Enter it, reset password and enjoy the app!” – Woohoo!
Let’s have a peek!
For your convenience, here’s a quick run-through of what the Chinese app is offering – including translations of the important buttons/fields, just in case you want to try it yourself:
The splash-screen, login and registration (click into the gallery to enlarge)
To log-in, the phone number has to be without any leading international code or zero, i.e. +49 171 1234567 is supposed to be entered as 1711234567… as said, I got an “unknown user” error.
Because of this, you can hit the button in the upper left corner. That’s the “experience mode”, i.e. fool around with a fake account.
The conclusion is probably: Give us something that works – that means the status page, the detailed stats (which were even nicer if you’ll save them for longer than a week) and the “me” page. We would be grateful and happy as a pig. Thank you.
Update (March 2018)
Woohoo! NIU just released a new App version for Europe!! (v3.2.3.030202)
Don’t mind the date in my screenshots – the app hadn’t had a connection to my NIU yet, the battery is removed for (winter) storage…