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MIO Cyclo 505 HC

We have collected and analyzed 5 expert reviews and 37 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 71/100 and users rate it 73/100. The average review date is Sep 23, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 490772 reviews from other GPS. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 18, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of MIO Cyclo 505 HC from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviewers are impressed by the route planning and performance, but some have doubts about the durability and price. Views are divided on the reliability.

usability, performance, route planning

price, durability

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MIO CYCLO 505 HC BUNDLE UKMIO CYCLO 505 HC BUNDLE UK

Dec, 2018

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 : Matt Hanson (

Mio Cyclo 505 HC review


Satellite navigation for your bike

Works well ; Good features ; Easy to attach to bike

Very expensive ; Slow touchscreen

It's very expensive and the touchscreen is slow, but it's a great addition if you're a keen cyclist who wants to explore new routes. It's really hard to justify that price tag, though, especially if you already own a smartphone. It's not perfect, but...

Aug, 2013