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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of MIO CYCLO 505. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the maps. The screen also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability and performance.

route planning, screen, maps

price, usability, performance, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the MIO CYCLO 505 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of MIO CYCLO 505 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Many are less positive about the usability. Views are divided on the route planning.


71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Mio Cyclo 505 HC western europeMIO CYCLO 505 UK

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (

Mio Cyclo 505 HC review


We've had a love/hate relationship with the Mio Cyclo 505 in the number of weeks that we've been using it. Love because there's as much here as any cycling computer can offer these days and its full mapping and routes have come in handily plenty of...

Full navigation including on-screen maps and routes, screen visible in variety of conditions, shows active time in addition to session time, heart rate and cadence monitors included (HC model only), good variety of active views, history viewable on...

Cable tie fittings are poor - should use bands and tape, cadence monitor unreliable on all frames due to method of fit, slow start-up time, online monitoring less proficient than some competitors, hugely expensive, no custom screens available, route...

The Mio Cyclo leaves us feeling torn. Despite the quality of the device and the sensor abilities, it's the sub-standard cable-tie method of attachment which fails to deliver. Pricey kit such as this - it's a pound shy of £470 shouldn't have overlooked...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: James Morris (

Mio Cyclo 505 HC


A clever cycling sat-nav and workout monitor in one that should delight serious cyclists

Bike and car navigation with maps of 23 European countries ; Cadence and heart-rate sensors ; 12-hour battery life

Premium price ; Hard to transfer between bikes

It's worth noting that the route is likely to be quite different for a bike compared to a car, and probably quite a bit longer. The 505 can be set to follow bike routes that avoid ways likely to be heavy in automotive traffic, such as major roads, and...

Aug, 2013