Strava has partnered with the Mio cycling GPS brand to offer Strava Live segment functionality on Mio's computers
Strava Live was launched last year. It allows you to see when you’re approaching a Strava segment which you’ve flagged. Once you’ve completed the segment, you get immediate data on your performance and relative rank – albeit provisional until you sync the data from your computer back to Strava.
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It was initially only available on higher end Garmin devices, but now Mio has announced that the latest software release for its Cyclo 310, 315, 500 and 505 cycling computers will add Strava Live support. Users also need to have bought a subscription to Strava Premium to have access to the feature on Strava.
Distributed in the UK by Raleigh, Mio says that finding Strava Live segments to ride is just a case of riders synchronising their MioShare account to Strava, then selecting one or more segments on Strava for which they want live performance data.
MioShare exports the selected segments onto the Mio device, which will then alert the rider as they approach a segment. Segments can also be searched for on the Mio device itself. After riding the segment, MioShare will allow results to be synched back to the user’s Strava account.
And Mio users will be able to claim free 60-day trial access to Strava Premium via their MioShare account to try out the new functionality. Strava and Mio view the new functionality as the first step in building a strong partnership between the two companies.
Along with Strava Live support, Mio’s software version V4.4 adds a number of other features including offering ferries as a return route option – useful if you get lost in the Hebrides.