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MIO CYCLO 505

MIO CYCLO 505
alaScore 93

5 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the route planning. There are some mixed reviews about the screen. Some have doubts about the performance and value for money.

route planning

value for money, performance

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 5 reviews)

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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...

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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...

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