Wireless syncing, dedicated cycling navigation and routing on Cyclo 500, Cyclo 505 and Cyclo 505HC
The Cyclo 500 series from Magellan GPS brings wireless connectivity and detailed colour maps to the handle bars of New Zealand cyclists.
The Cyclo 500, Cyclo 505 and Cyclo 505HC are specially designed for Kiwi cyclists, introducing a number of New Zealand-firsts, such as pre-loaded dedicated New Zealand bike tracks and navigation, as well as wireless uploading using built in WiFi.
The device also has innovative features such as “Shake and Share”, which allows groups of cyclists riding together to share destinations and routes wirelessly across Cyclo units on the go.
Your Magellan Cyclo account will also allow for seamless and automatic sharing with other third party apps and sites including Strava and Facebook.
Simply press the “WiFi sync” button when connected to wireless internet, and any saved routes on your device and data from your ride is automatically synced to your Magellan Cyclo account, even when your computer is switched off.
The ‘Surprise Me’ feature of the Cyclo 500 series provides users with a selection of round trip routes to choose from based on the time, difficulty or distance they want to ride.
“It also comes preloaded with Open Street maps which contain user generated data on where the best cycling routes and amenities are. Depending on your bike type, you may also be taken along bike-friendly off road bike paths too,” said Wendy Hammond, Country Director, Magellan New Zealand.
Open Street maps is an open source mapping project that extensively collects its own data and allows cyclists with GPS devices with syncing capabilities like Cyclo to contribute their own journey information every day.
“The Cyclo 500 series is also the first in New Zealand to come preloaded with some bike specific tracks, bike centric turn-by-turn navigation and some points of interest information such as bicycle repair shops, bike friendly cafes, toilets and emergency services,” Wendy said.
“The latest figures from local government reveal that in 2013 more than 88,000 Aucklanders were out cycling. On top of that, more than 700,000 bicycles have been imported into New Zealand since 2010.”
“Meanwhile the Ministry of Transport has found that 69 percent of households in NZ own one or more bicycles. Among them is our Magellan product and marketing team, made up of incredibly keen cyclists, who understand what people like them want and need. As a result we have developed dedicated devices loaded with New Zealand firsts. They’re packed with useful features to suit every type of cyclist from off road bikers to commuters and recreational cyclists,” says Wendy.
The stylish Cyclo 500 range offer a three-inch, colour, fully customisable, toughened glass touch screen that is water-resistant (IPX7) and can measure all aspects of your performance including calories burnt, speed, distance, laps, time, heart rate and cadence (Cyclo 505 and Cyclo 505HC).
The rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 hours on a full charge. The Cyclo 505 and Cyclo 505HC come with a built-in ANT+ sensor so you can track and measure even more aspects of your ride by pairing with any ANT+ compatible heart rate monitor, cadence sensor or power meter.
Other features of the Cyclo 500 series include:
- Surprise Me feature – Giving you two to three routes to choose from based on time, distance and difficulty you want to ride;
- Turn-by-turn route guidance so you know where you are going at all times;
- A handy backtrack feature so you can track your ride and follow it back to your starting point;
- G-sensor/accelerometer which detects when you are moving and prompts you to start recording;
- A Shake and Share feature which allows you to share tracks wireless with other Cyclo 505 and 505HC users. Simply shake the device alongside another Cyclo device and the route is wirelessly transferred;
- Magellan heart rate monitor, cadence and speed sensor kit with the Cyclo 505HC.
- Barometric altimeter for accurate elevation information;
For a full list of stockists or further information, please visit www.magellangps.co.nz
Recommended retail prices:
Cyclo 500 $449
Cyclo 505 $479
Cyclo 505HC $579
HC includes heart rate monitor.
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