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Magellan Launches Cyclo 500 Series in Australia – Sets New Standard in Cycling

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Magellan Cyclo 500

Magellan Cyclo 500

Magellan has launched a new range of dedicated cycling devices in Australia – the Cyclo 500 series. The Cyclo 500, 505 and 505HC are designed to suite Australian cyclists and usher in a number of new features not seen in Australia before:

  • Preloaded Australian and New Zealand bike tracks
  • Wireless uploading via inbuilt WiFi
  • “Shake and Share” feature for sharing of data
  • “Surprise Me” feature where the unit will recommend a route based on time, difficulty or distance

According to Paris Basson, brand manager in Australia/New Zealand:

“The Cyclo 500 series is the first in Australia to come preloaded with bike specific tracks, bike centric turn-by-turn navigation and points of interest information such as bicycle repair shops from map provider HERE™. Data is collected from reliable sources such as Bicycling Australia to ensure you are guided safely along bike-friendly routes, transitioning seamlessly from streets with bike paths to independent bike paths. Depending on your bike type, you may also be taken along bike-friendly off road bike paths too. Riders also have the alternative option of using Open Street maps that come preloaded on the device.”

The Cyclo 500 series come with a 3″ customisable colour toughened glass screen. It’s also water resistant (IPX7) and can keep track of calories burnt, speed, distance, etc… The units run of a rechargeable lithium ion battery which gives approximately 12 hours of use when fully charged.

Magellan Cyclo 505

Magellan Cyclo 505

Other features include:

  • WiFi syncing with Magellan Cyclo account
  • Turn by turn route guidance
  • Backtrack feature to return to the starting point
  • G-sensor/accelerometer
  • Barometric altimeter for accurate elevation information
  • Heart rate monitor, cadence and speed sensor kit (Cyclo 505HC model only)

Stocks should arrive around November 2013, just in time for Christmas. The recommended retail prices at time of writing are:

  • Cyclo 500 – AUD$379
  • Cyclo 505 – AUD$399
  • Cyclo 505HC – AUD$479

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