Interbike: Mio Velo transforms your smart phone into a HRM equipped bike computer

Small device offers big features and accurate heart rate information

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Mio Velo

Mio is a brand that we are familiar with because we reviewed the Mio Alpha strapless heart rate monitor on our sister site Mtbr.com a while back. At Interbike, Mio was showing their latest product called the Velo. The Velo is a wristband for cyclists that measures heart rate continously with EKG accuracy and requires no chest strap.

Mio Velo

The Velo received info from any ANT+ bike sensors and converts it to Bluetooth. Then it transmits that data along with your heart rate to your smart phone (or other Bluetooth Smart 4.0 device). This allows you to feed in data like cadence, speed and other factors.

Suggested retail price is $129 and will be available in November.

For more information visit www.mioglobal.com

This article is part of RoadBikeReview’s coverage of the 2014 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. For more from Interbike CLICK HERE.

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Portolla Valley roads. Besides being an avid cyclist, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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  • Don says:

    Do they have one that just transmits in ANT+ that I could use with my Garmin 500? I don’t really want to run down my phone on long rides, but I’d like to find an HRM that’s more accurate than the Garmin chest strap. On every downhill, or any time there’s a headwind, it shows my HR jumping up to 250+bpm. It works fine on steady or hard climbs, but any time there’s a breeze… Could be the dry Arizona air, but was hoping something like this would bypass those issues.

  • Sheila says:

    Yes, Mio has a model called the LINK for $99 and it only broadcasts HR. It will send the HR data stream to your Garmin 500. You have to wear it on the same wrist as your Garmin though but it works great. You can swim with it too.

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