Mio launch Cyclo 300 and 305 HC cycling navigation systems

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305_UK_MainMenu.jpgThe summer sun is finally out, and if you’re looking to make the most of our inevitably brief seasonal respite from the cold, you may well be planning to get on your bike for a leisurely cycle this coming Bank Holiday weekend. Helping you get the most out of your two-wheeled excursions are Mio, who’ve just launched a new range of Cyclo navigational devices.

Two different models launch, the Cyclo 300 and 305 HC, each offering pre-installed UK regional mapping provided by Open Street Map and TeleAtlas, with the 305 also coming in a configuration that features maps for Western Europe.

Clipping onto a bike’s handlebars, the Cyclo’s offer turn-by-turn navigation and 3 inch touchscreen controls, good for 12 hours of usage from a single charge. I can barely stay awake for 12 hours, let alone cycle for that long.

Water resistant, both models have a feature called “Surprise Me” which offers three unique cycling routes based upon parameters that you specify, with cycling specific points of interest included on the way.

If you pick up the slightly fancier 305 HC edition, you can add an ANT+ sensor, a heart rate monitor, cadence monitor and wheel sensor to the list of specs, all useful when paired with the device’s fitness-focussed programs.

Iwan van Hende, Product Director Outdoor & Fitness for Mio, said: “The launch of the Mio Cyclo range arrives at an exciting time for cyclists in Britain. With cities and the countryside becoming ever more bicycle friendly, we’re delighted to be launching a product that helps both recreational and sportive riders take advantage of the growing cycling opportunity in the UK.”

Pricing for the range kicks off with the Mio Cyclo 300 with Regional Maps at £259.99, followed by the Mio Cyclo 305 HC with Regional Maps at £309.99 and the premium Mio Cyclo 305 HC with Western-Europe Maps setting you back £349.99.

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Gerald Lynch
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