Di2 E-Tube Software and Tools

Published October 12, 2020 by BetterShifting, Last updated October 13, 2020

Shimano have several software tools and mobile apps available for use with Di2 bikes. This page describes what they are and what they do - and when you’d use one over the other.

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It is important to realise that, in order to use the mobile apps, your bike must have a wireless (BluetoothLE) module installed. These do not come standard on road bikes, but on mountain bikes and E-bikes these are usually included in the main junction box.

If you want to know for sure, have a look at the E-Tube Compatibility charts - all BluetoothLE capable components have a Bluetooth logo next to the model code. You can figure out what components are installed on your bike by connecting it to a Windows computer.

Let’s take a look at the different apps.

E-Tube Project For Windows

E-Tube Project for Windows V4 Update tab

The E-Tube Project desktop software is a tool used by both bike shop mechanics and home users. You use the software by connecting your charger to the main junction box and plugging the other end into a USB port on a Windows computer or laptop.

At home you can use the E-Tube Project application to:

Most bike shops will own the SM-PCE1 or newer SM-PCE02 diagnostics tools. These can be used to perform all of the above and a couple of other functions:

Besides connecting to the bike as a whole, the PCE tools can also connect to single components.

You can download the Shimano E-Tube Project desktop app on the E-Tube Project website. There is also a manual available online and that can be found here: Shimano E-Tube Project desktop manual.

The Mobile apps: E-Tube RIDE and E-Tube Mobile

E-Tube RIDE on a bike

Note: in order to connect to the bike using a mobile app you need a wireless module. These do not come standard on Di2 road bikes.

E-Tube RIDE is Shimano’s app that turns your phone into a bike computer. It helps you plan your route, record your ride and upload it to Strava. Also, it lets you pair sensors and displays your current speed, cadence and even power (if you have compatible sensors installed).

Its main use is as a cycle computer on E-Bikes and Urban bikes, but it also connects to road bikes and mountain bikes.

E-Tube Project Mobile

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Shimano’s other mobile app, E-Tube Mobile, is exactly what the name implies - E-Tube for mobile. It is the mobile equivalent of the desktop application and lets you:

Manuals:

Shimano E-Tube Mobile User Manual
Shimano E-Tube RIDE User Manual

E-Tube Project mobile and E-Tube RIDE downloads

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