Mike C., Melbourne, Australia
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Our two black Milos and accessories were delivered on 16/02/2023, and we finally got the chance to test them today.
My wife and I cycle on bike paths, and always stay reasonably close together. My hearing can be quite poor when there is ambient noise, and so, with the wind in my ears while riding, I find it impossible to hear her when she speaks. It’s enormously frustrating for me – and her, too! – and so I went searching for a solution. I came across Milo, and have been really looking forward to trying it ever since backing it in October 2020.
It’s certainly been a long wait, but I can sincerely say that for us, and for the problem we hoped to solve, it’s been worth it; we are absolutely delighted with the performance of our Milos!
My very first impression was that the quality of the packaging was very good. And once opened, set-up and updating was quick and easy. We weren’t sure which accessory would be the best option for us, so we opted for both the bike-mount and armband, as well as carry- cases, and we’re happy enough with all of them.
The Milos themselves got their first workout today, and we truly are thrilled with them. We began with the devices attached to the handlebars via the bike-clip, and while this was acceptable, we changed to the armbands because it brought both the microphone and speaker to a more optimal position. From that point, we were able to communicate effortlessly. and it was such a pleasure!
The path we rode on today is winding and heavily-treed. We lost connection briefly only once. at which point I stopped and waited for my wife to catch up (we were deliberately testing the communication distance). Judging by the time it took for her to reach me, we estimated she was 300 – 500 metres behind at the point of connection-loss. Considering the environment, we were very happy with that.
I understand that the performance may vary for other people, in different applications, but for me, in my situation, Milo is a game-changer. It has thoroughly solved the problem I had, and completely changed the riding experience for us. So far, I love it!