When this little black box from the guys at Macete Electronics arrived at our offices we were all very excited – and the Mio Cyclo 315 impressed us immediately with its sleek design and colourful display.
The unit comes with a cadence sensor, charger, premium heart rate monitor and two bike mounts neatly boxed up. You also get some colourful silicon covers to protect your unit; and the guys from Macete Electronics obviously know that testing units go through some rough times and decided to add one to our package.
The Cyclo 315 and 505 which competes in the same market as the Garmin Edgo 1000 has a 3” vibrant colour screen and measures 61mm in width and 103mm in height. Although the unit seemed bulky at first is weighs as little as 129g and the touch screen is easy to navigate.
It has a full customisable dashboard and you can set up multiple profiles on it – and setting up the unit is a simple process of selecting what your feel your needs would be. You will also find that your unit has some preloaded maps all ready to ensure a simple plug and play experience.
Installing the unit’s software on your PC is also a seamless process, the software is loaded on the unit and once you plug the unit into your PC you can simply install the dashboard, register your unit and check for any updates.
From here on the app will navigate you to the web based MioShare Interface where you can see your workouts and other stats which we will go into at a later stage. And then the one question that most of the guys had – can it link to Strava? Yes it can.
In the coming weeks we will put the unit through some rugged testing and see how it matches up to its competitors – for now we are definitely impressed.
The Mio Cyclo 315 is available from Macete Electronics – http://www.macete.co.za/product-category/mio/mio-cyclo/