Posted by Logan Watts
Lezyne has quickly established itself in the GPS category. We’ve been tinkering with the Super GPS, primarily for route tracking and scouting, and have been impressed overall for the device’s battery life and Lezyne’s commitment to the platform, issuing multiple upgrades over its first couple of years. Now the San Luis Obispo, California company improves the platform even more with the new Mega XL and Mega C GPS units. In addition to full mapping capabilities, both devices evolve in style, and increase in size and battery runtime (a claimed 48 hours and 32 hours respectively).
One of the biggest platform upgrades is the offline mapping. Now maps can be downloaded and transferred to the Mega GPS devices using Lezyne’s GPS Root website or GPS Ally phone app. According to Lezyne, once users save and load a region basemap, they can create routes, search for destinations, or plan routes without a live data connection. This could certainly be beneficial for on-the-fly reroutes.
Lezyne designed, developed, and produced the Mega GPS in house. The Lezyne Ally phone app is designed to make 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.
The Lezyne Mega C features a 240 x 320 pixel color screen and the Mega XL has a slightly larger 240 x 400 high-resolution screen. The biggest difference between the two is that the Mega XL can be oriented vertically or horizontally. The Mega XL displays up to 10 data fields across five screens, whereas the Mega C features eight data fields across five screens.
Lezyne Mega C
50.5 x 77.2 x 26.9mm (2.0 x 3.0 x 1.0”)
Screen – 55.9mm (2.2”)
57.5 x 78.3 x 26.6mm (2.3 x 3.1 x 1.0”)
Screen – 68.6mm (2.7”)
Specs for Lezyne Mega XL
- WEIGHT: 83g
- RUNTIME: 48 hours
- MEMORY: 800 hours max
- Receive text, email, phone call and message app notifications when paired to smartphone
- Sync rides via Bluetooth Smart to the Lezyne Ally phone app
- Instant download of ride files (.fit) via plug-and-play flash drive technology (Windows/Mac) and upload directly to GPS Root website for ride analysis
- Auto-sync to Strava, TrainingPeaks and Today’s Plan
- Pairs with Bluetooth Smart or ANT+ enabled heart rate monitors, cadence/speed sensors and power meters
- Connects with compatible electronic drivetrains
- Turn-by-turn navigation
- Off-line maps and rerouting
- Follow starred Strava segments and routes
- Follow structured workouts from Today’s Plan and TrainingPeaks
Both devices will retail for $199.99 USD. The GPS Root website and GPS Ally app remain free. Bikepackers will surely appreciate the battery runtime and mapping capabilities, while ultra-endurance athletes might benefit from added training screens and functionality. We look forward to testing the Mega XL and reporting back. In the meantime, learn more over at Lezyne.com.