Lezyne launch new GPS units – meet the Mega XL and Mega C

by Tom Hill 0

It’ been a few years now since Lezyne stepped into the GPS market. Going toe-to-toe with the likes of Garmin, the company may still not be the first that many cyclists think of when it comes to recording their rides, but we’ve been impressed with its units.

Someones happy with their new GPS. Photo credit: Tomas Montes, Arrière du Peloton

Could the Mega XL and Mega C be the devices that win more riders over?

The Mega C is Lezyne’s first colour-screen GPS

Even longer run times
One of the most impressive features of both computers is the extended battery life, up to 48hrs on the Mega XL and 32hrs on the Mega C. This feature will very much appeal to the growing number of distance and ultra-distance and Audax cyclists, as well and regular cyclists that do not want to worry about losing data from a long week of commuting.

Both devices have a longer battery life than many of their rivals.

Increased screen size with high resolution
The Mega C features a vibrant 240 x 320 pixel color screen and the Mega XL has a large 240 x 400 pixel high-resolution screen (see device dimensions below). Additionally, the Mega XL can be oriented vertically or horizontally. The larger screens display up to 10 data fields across five pages on the Mega XL and up to eight data fields and five pages on the Mega C device.

The Mega XL can be mounted vertically, or horizontally.

Full mapping capability with total backup via off-line mapping
Mega GPS now uses open source for full mapping in navigation mode. In addition, Offline Navigation Capabilities mean maps from anywhere in the world can be downloaded and transferred to the Mega GPS devices using Lezyne’s GPS Root website or GPS Ally phone app. Once users save and load an area, they can create routes, search for destinations, or find their way home without a live data connection being required.

Lezyne has an app and website to support the devices

Stay totally connected whilst riding and train better
Lezyne designed, developed, and produced the Mega GPS in house, and the units feature everything a rider needs for an enhanced experience. The Lezyne Ally phone app makes setup quick and simple, while also allowing riders to receive incoming phone calls, text messages, and notifications from popular social medial platforms. In addition to alerts, Lezyne’s GPS platforms sync with Strava, TrainingPeaks, or Today’s Plan to follow Strava Live Segments and custom, structured workouts.

Proper mapping is available on both devices

Engineered and built for life
Furthermore, as an engineering first brand, Lezyne constructed the Mega GPS computers to withstand the roughest riding situations. This places these devices in a class of their own when it comes to durability and reliability. All backed by Lezyne’s global warranty program.

Dimensions
The Mega C:
Dimensions: 50.5mm x 77.2mm x 26.9mm
Screen: 55.9mm / 2.2”
Mega XL:
Dimensions: 57.5mm x 78.3mm x 26.6mm
Screen: 68.6mm / 2.7”

Price
Both devices will retail for £180.00 each. A “loaded” package is also available which bundles in heart rate, cadence and speed sensors. The GPS Root website and GPS Ally app remain free.

Photo credit: Tomas Montes, Arrière du Peloton

 

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