Mio Cyclo 300 and 305HC: Two Terrific Bicycle Navigation Devices

Mio launched the Mio Cyclo Series, including the Mio Cyclo 300 and Mio Cyclo 305 HC. This new product range has been designed for the fast-growing cycling community, with the bicycle navigation devices perfectly suited to both recreational and sportive cyclists. With cities and the countryside becoming ever more bicycle friendly, this product will help both recreational and sportive riders take advantage of the growing cycling opportunity everywhere.

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The Mio Cyclo series allows cyclists to easily navigate from A to B or to follow preferred routes. However riders can also choose an exciting new feature unique to Mio Cyclo devices, Surprise Me™ mode, which calculates three bicycle routes based on a chosen time or distance. This is ideal for anyone looking for new routes in their home area, or for those who would like to explore an unknown region, without having to prepare routes.

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I tested both for few days and I can say I like the intuitive interface and simple menu structure are truly user-friendly. And because both devices come with pre installed maps, there is no need to go through any trouble when I got the device, and I was able to get on my bicycle right away. With the unique Surprise Me™ feature, I didn’t have to do any preparation anymore. I just choose my time or distance and pick one of the three proposed routes. The feature combines the adventure of new roads and the comfort of not having to download or prepare anything before getting on your bicycle. The Mio Cyclo Series truly is the best experience in bicycle navigation I ever had.

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This Cyclo devices aim to help cyclists of all levels get more out of their bikes, consequently encouraging people to cycle more frequently. Cycling is a great aerobic physical activity to help keep your heart healthy. So, this product is for you!

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More information about Mio Cyclo:

Surprise Me™ feature
If you choose to use the unique Surprise Me™ feature, the Cyclo 300 Europe will coordinate three surprising bicycle routes based upon your entered time or distance. This is the ideal feature for anyone who has seen all the local routes, and for those who like to be surprised in an unfamiliar region. This feature will continuously offer new bicycle routes, even if you always opt for the same starting point.

Pre-installed maps
Bicycle (Open Street Map) and road maps (TeleAtlas) are preinstalled on the devices, so a rider can start using the Mio Cyclo device straight out of the box. The combination of both maps ensures optimal coverage of roads and cycle routes. Based on the type of rider, maps are suggested based on personal needs and bicycle type. And if desired, the integrated car navigation mode will even give you turn-by-turn directions to the nearest or starting point of a chosen bicycle route.

Thanks to the large, anti-glare 3” touch screen, all information displayed will be available quickly and clearly, whether the device is being used recreationally or by a trained mountain biker or racer. The robust and waterproof casing (IPX7) also makes the Mio Cyclo resistant to any type of weather.

The Mio Cyclo measures time, speed, distance, height, calorie consumption and more. With the Mio Share desktop application, you are able to store your data, manage your route history and share your experiences with your friends. The easy-to-use application allows you to download routes and enjoy new roads and areas that others find interesting. The application is also a one-stop shop for managing your device and downloading map updates or latest product information.

The Mio Cyclo 305 HC is packed with the same practical features as the Mio Cyclo 300, but comes with an ANT+ sensor, allowing you to connect the included heart rate monitor and cadence/wheel sensor, to tune all options to the training schedule you want to follow.

 

Image source: Mio
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