Mio have launched the Cyclo 210 GPS bike computer, offering simplicity yet a whole host of sophisticated features such as turn-by-turn navigation with audio commands, an 8.9cm touchscreen and full European mapping.
Replacing the Cyclo 200, the 210 has an updated touch screen with a 320 x 480 resolution, and the rugged IPX5 waterpoof casing should keep the unit safe in the worst downpours. Battery life is a claimed 10 hours, and the unit charges via mini USB. A quarter-turn mount is supplied to fix it to your bike (Mio out-front mounts are available separately).
The Cyclo 210 has plenty of navigational features, and has the unique 'Surprise Me' function; this calculates three different bike routes based on your preferred time and distance, allowing you to explore a new area or just some different routes in your own back yard. It continuously offers fresh routes to keep things interesting even if you start from the same point, so could be a decent way to quell boredom if you often ride the same local roads on your training rides.
The turn-by-turn navigation includes voice commands, and there are also pre-installed points of interest if you need to find a cafe stop or a bike shop on route. At £189.99 it looks like a good value little unit, and we're expecting a test sample soon...
After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining road.cc in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing the road.cc live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.