The new Magene C606 smart GPS bike computer is designed to offer a high spec at an affordable price, with Magene saying that it provides much of the functionality of a higher priced computer at the cost of a mid-range device. Although prices do vary a little by country, the base European price for the C606 is €159.
Magene is one of the most influential cycling brands in its native market of China, and has a large market share in other countries in Asia. Its brand awareness in the UK, US and Europe has also been growing in recent years.
In China, Magene holds a market share of over 75% in some product lines. In addition to its own brand, Magene also collaborates with globally renowned bicycle and cycling equipment companies to engage in OEM business and is probably Asia’s largest manufacturer of bike trainers, power meters and bike computers.
Magene C606 bike computer empowers smart riding
The new Magene C606 adds to the brand’s range with new functionality, to provide comprehensive ride tracking, navigation, indoor training support and a smart riding assistant. It’s a sleek, compact cycling computer with a modern look, a large screen, support for 11 languages and a weight of 105g.
At its heart is a 2.8 inch diagonal scratch and fingerprint resistant colour touchscreen. For comparison, that’s a little larger than the 2.6 inch screen on the Garmin Edge 540/840 series and the 2.7 inch screen on the Wahoo Elemnt Roam computers. Magene also provides three physical control buttons.
As you’d expect from a modern cycling computer, the Magene C606 provides a wide range of data – 103 data items across 13 categories – as well as complete configurability, with support for 12 riding modes. You can add and parameterise up to 10 screens of data for each mode, with options including graphs and speedometer-style dials as well as more typical numeric data screens.
There’s also comprehensive navigation support, with base maps and turn-by-turn directions when following any route worldwide. The GPX file import function makes it easy to download and import your favourite routes directly.
Wide connectivity options
The Magene C606 supports both ANT+ and BLE connections to third party peripheral devices such as speed and cadence sensors, heart rate monitors, radar tail lights, smart trainers and more, all of which Magene also produces itself. You can connect to Shimano Di2 and SRAM AXS drivetrains, to provide gear usage…