£180 Is the fea­ture-packed Mega worth the spend?

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The Mega XL is one of two new GPS de­vices launched by Lezyne in 2018, claim­ing to of­fer a huge 48hrs of bat­tery life. It has a mono­chrome screen yet is priced the same as their colour-screened Mega C, but the Mega XL boasts a larger 320 x 400 dis­play and can show up to 10 data fields at once. On pa­per it has ev­ery­thing the Wa­hoo has for less money, and even ex­tras in­clud­ing off­line map­ping and rerout­ing. There are plenty of mount­ing op­tions, with Lezyne’s X-Lock out-front mount in­cluded in the box that’s use­ful for adding an ad­di­tional front light and/or ac­tion cam­era. While there are many fea­tures and Lezyne’s app is easy to nav­i­gate, in gen­eral use it’s a lit­tle clunky. The but­tons aren’t in­tu­itive and are awk­wardly po­si­tioned on the sides mak­ing them dif­fi­cult to ac­cess when you’re rid­ing. But there are loads of con­nected fea­tures, in­cluded struc­tured work­outs, auto-sync­ing with Strava and off­line-map­ping and rerout­ing. The map­ping is im­pres­sive, with the turnby-turn nav­i­ga­tion clear and easy to fol­low on the screen. With GPS on and oc­ca­sional use of the back­light it didn’t quite last 48hrs, but run time is far longer than any other GPS we’ve used. up­grade­bikes.co.uk

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