We recently reported on the launch of Garmin’s bluetooth-enabled Edge 510 and Edge 810 computers, which enable users to connect the unit to their smartphone, but Mio have instead incorporated WiFi connectivity into the three devices that make up the new flagship Mio Cyclo 500 range.
That allows users to connect to their MioShare account – Mio’s equivalent of Garmin Connect – via WiFi, without turning on a PC but by pressing the WiFi Sync button on the unit, and download pre-saved routes or upload a ride once home. Like with the new Garmin units, that means you don’t have to plug the device into your computer until you want to charge it.
Otherwise the unit is ANT+ compatible, so it can be used in conjunction with compatible heart rate monitors, cadence sensors and power meters, and the computer also has a 3″ anti-glare screen and a claimed 12 hours of battery life, while claimed weight is 129g.
All three Mio Cyclo 500 series computers come with pre-installed maps. The basic Mio Cyclo 505 computers costs £329.99, while the Mio Cyclo 505 HC comes with a heart rate monitor and cadence sensor for £369.99 and the Mio Cyclo HC WEU comes with a heart rate monitor, cadence sensor and upgraded European mapping for £399.99.