Magellan Mio Cyclo

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The Magellan Mio Cyclo 505 is an affordable GPS unit which manages to provide reliable navigation at a low price point. The Mio Cyclo comes pre loaded with Open Street Map based maps and is ready to go without the need to install additional map data. It also supports BTLE and ANT+ device connections, allowing you lots of options for sensor connectivity. 

Leverage Ride with GPS's suite of Route Planning tools and sync to your Magellan Mio Cyclo for navigation and metrics on your bike computer. Advanced Route Planning tools are unlocked with a Premium membership


Setting Up Your Cyclo 505

First things first, create a profile for each type of bicycling you like to do. Each profile can correspond to a different bike. This is helpful for several reasons. If you have multiple bikes all with speed/cadence sensors, you need different wheel circumference values setup for each bike in order to correctly calculate speed and distance. Additionally, multiple profiles let you share a single unit between two separate riders, where each rider has a different weight, gender, and age. This allows the Cyclo to more accurately calculate calories for each rider.

To edit the default profile:

  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Select Profiles.
  3. With Default selected, click the edit icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
  4. Change the name, birth date, and other values too.

We recommend changing a few routing-related settings on your Mio Cyclo in order to provide the best navigation experience:

  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Select Routing.
  3. Ensure each option is set to Allow.

Since you are navigating a pre-planned route from our site, you already know where you want to go. By making sure each option is set to Allow you are ensuring the Cyclo won't redirect you from your pre-planned route if it thinks you are traveling along an unpaved section, etc.

A common question we receive from users of both the Mio Cyclo and Garmin Edge units is related to map orientation. If you prefer "north up" as it is commonly called, meaning you always want the top of the map to be north instead of the direction you are riding, change settings as follows:

  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Select Maps.
  3. Ensure North Up is checked green.


Loading A Route Onto Your Cyclo

The one downside to the Cyclo as compared to the Garmin units is the lack of a simple browser plugin to send files directly to the unit. However, you can manually load a pre-planned route onto a Mio Cyclo with these steps: 

  1. Visit our website and open the route you wish to load onto the GPS device.
  2. Click the More menu in the upper left toolbar and select Export as File.
  3. Select the GPX Track file format and save it to your desktop.
  4. Plug your Mio into the computer. When prompted on the Mio, select Connect to PC.
  5. Open up the drive labeled Mgn_data.
  6. Open the Dodge and then the tracks folder.
  7. Click/drag the exported GPX Track file into the tracks folder.
  8. Safely remove or eject the Mgn_data and Mgn_system drives from your computer.
  9. Disconnect the Mio Cyclo from your computer, then power it on.
  10. Once the unit is powered on, select Navigate from the main menu.
  11. Click Tracks and find your route.


Uploading Your Ride

You can sync rides recorded on a Mio Cyclo to your Ride With GPS profile using the following instructions:

  1. Plug your Mio Cyclo into your computer.
  2. Select Upload from the left-hand toolbar on your Ride with GPS home screen.
  3. The Browse Files button will bring up a browser window, allowing the selection of GPS files from your computer.
  4. Once the dialogue pops up, open the Mgn_data drive.
  5. Open the Dodge folder.
  6. Open the tracks folder.
  7. Open the folder associated with your profile. In my case, Profile1_Vaya_City bike.
  8. Select the file with the correct time stamp that corresponds with your activity. 
  9. Click the Open or OK button. The button text might be different depending on what browser or computer you are using.
  10. Your file should upload to the site successfully.