Polar M450 - vs MIO Cyclo 505HC

$120-$250 off a Mio/Magellan *NOW*

This looks like a pretty good deal. MIO/Magellan units are under-rated and, as you can see, cheap for what you get. The design and components are 3 or so years old but, on the other hand, what people NEED to do now is VERY similar to what they NEEDED to do 3 or so years…

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MAGELLAN // MIO CYCLO Users – *HEADS UP*

There is an issue with the latest version of Windows and how it work with MIO CYCLO products. I assume it equally affects MAGELLAN users too. You need to open CYCLOAGENT and upgrade to v2.2.13.1 – or later. Attach your cyclo unit. If there is an upgrade tot he firmware; do the upgrade. If there…

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April 2017 : Cycling/Running/Triathlon ‘Watches’: Current Models and expected replacement dates. Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, TomTom

V1.1 – 4th April 2017 This is my opinion of current & future devices across the running/cycling market. Updates to this will be issued as and when information emerges. Please let me know of errors or omissions. Thank you . Enjoy. Manufacturer Device Comments Garmin Fenix/Fenix 2 Effectively Discontinued Garmin Fenix 3 Fenix 3 HR +…

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MIO Global (the Link, Alpha, Velo people) get $15m funding

From the makers of the MIO Link wrist-based HR strap and the former supplier of licenced optical HR technology to Garmin for the Forerunner 225 comes… Something new Mio Global has announced $15 million in Series B funding through an investment led by Hydra Ventures. They plan to use this funding to develop the already-announced SLICE wearable that…

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2017: The year of the Garmin – Sports Watch MARKET predictions for an exciting year – not just for Garmin

We can already see that sports technology is exploding in many directions: the market is global and is growing globally; technology is broadening its capabilities & competencies; online services and apps are getting cleverer; corporate health consciousness is growing; basic activity trackers’ usefulness is being questioned; smartphone apps offer ever-richer experiences; wearability/fashion is important; and the big boys…

MIO Slice – Tracker

MIO (MIO Global…the Link/Velo/Alpha/Fuse people) have a new activity tracker and associated app. They have a new HR/activity index to base their interpretation of your advice on – called PAI. I’m not sure if this is the same good-old MIO sensor that is on the LINK and the one used on the Garmin 225 – I…

MIO Cyclo 505HC – Firmware, software, configuration/pairing and sharing

This is part of the main review for the MIO Cyclo 505HC which just covers the less interesting firmware, software and configuration, pairing and sharing sections. Go back to the main article ———————————————————————————————— Firmware & Software a. CYCLOAGENT – Update and Transfer You need to install cycloagent (here) to update your device’s firmware and upload your data. It…

MIO Cyclo 505HC – Unboxing, Box Contents, Weights, Dimensions & Installation

This is part of the main review for the MIO Cyclo 505HC which just covers the less interesting unboxing, contents, weights, dimensions & installation of the components. Go back to the main article ———————————————————————————————— The box is nice looking and everything comes well packed. We get our first sight of the sleek-looking Cyclo 505. There are rather…

Review – MIO Cyclo 505HC

The MIO Cyclo 505HC is a high quality top-end bicycle satnav and training computer with a colour touchscreen. It’s designed for a cyclist who wants to explore, navigate and, also, to train – and maybe race from time to time. Positives: It has a huge number of positives including: pre-loaded with region-specific, cycle-, path-  and…

Review – MIO Cyclo 200

The MIO Cyclo 200 is a high quality bicycle satnav with colour touchscreen. Positives:  Comes pre-loaded with region-specific, cycle- and road-maps. Specific routes/tracks can be downloaded from the mioshare site or you can create and follow your own routes. I like the back-to-start functionality and the intuitive navigation. Speed, distance, navigational- and other-data are shown…