For information on Year 9 vs Year 10 GPS device and app updates, please see our guide here.
Year 10 and Newer GPS Devices (2017-2018 Model Years)
For Mega GPS Devices:
FE-C Trainer Data: Record data from “smart” stationary bike trainers.
Manually set base elevation before starting a ride
If you are in an area where GPS signal is poor (surrounded by mountains or tall buildings) and you know your starting elevation, go to: Menu > Info > GPS > Set Elevation. Here you can set your starting elevation and it will remain correct for the duration of your ride. When starting a new ride, it will default back to "auto."
New Device Data Fields:
Total Work in Kilojoules
Optional data fields for navigation and/or map pages
Improved Ant+ and Bluetooth connection with external sensors
Note: When connecting to a sensor for the first time, GPS device must now be held within a few centimeters from sensor’s signal point.
Bluetooth connection improvements between GPS device and Ally v2 phone app for new and recently updated phones.
Improved step-by-step device setup for first time GPS device users.
Improved barometer data fusion with GPS data for more consistent elevation readings.
Improved auto-pause functionality when GPS signal is lost while riding through a tunnel.
Increased file size for map transfers from GPS Root to Mega GPS devices.
Improved map transfer interaction and clarification for offline maps in the phone app. New icons detail which maps are on the phone and/or on the device. Plus, app map will now outline which areas have already been downloaded.
Improved graphic design and layout formatting—including menu orientation when in landscape mode on the Mega XL.
Improved Strava Live Segments list of synched segments in the device menu. Includes segment name and KOM/PR times.
For Super/Micro/Macro/Mini/Micro C/Watches:
Minor bug fixes to the device, but major improvements to the Ally V2 app greatly improve overall functionality.