First released across Europe and Australia, Magellan now brings their Cyclo line of GPS bike computers to North America. With feature rich devices that could rival their Garmin equivalents but at a more affordable price, expect to see the Cyclo bike computers mounted on many a handlebar this summer.
The Cyclo 315 and Cyclo 505 GPS bike computers not only record all your ride stats, but help you navigate with detailed road maps, including POIs, and turn-by-turn directions. Via the 3" touchscreen, the easy to use graphical interface shows you everything you need at a glance, such as menu options, performance metrics, maps, and connected sensor data.
The Cyclo GPS bike computers are ANT+ compatible, meaning they connect with your heart rate, speed and cadence sensors, power meter, and even indoor trainer. Similar to the Garmin Edge 1000, the bike computers also support wireless Shimano Di2 ANT to be able to read and record shifting information from compatible Di2 electronic shifting units.
When you are riding in a new area, the Surprise Me feature suggests up to 3 loops based on your preference of time or distance. Probably one of the coolest features is the Shake n Share – simply shake your Cyclo bike computer and exchange route info with your fellow Cyclo riders.
Throw in Bluetooth Smart and WiFi connectivity on the Cyclo 505, along with Android and iOS smartphone support for call/SMS notifications and music control, and you now have a feature packed bike computer.
The Magellan Cyclo 315 and Cyclo 505 retail for $349.99 and $429.99, respectively, and will start shipping in May.