Meilan C1 Cadence and Speed Sensor

Meilan C1 Cadence and Speed Sensor.

Thanks to Meilan for this chance to test out and review there C1 Bicycle Speed and Cadence Sensor.

The C1.



The C1 comes with a battery and two rubber rings for fitting. 

On the reverse of the C1 there is a rubber strip that will protect your pedals or rear wheel.
Battery cover, remove the rubber  strip to,reveal the battery cover.

Battery protection strip will need to be removed and the cover replaced.

Refit the rubber strip.

For this review I will be using the Cadence feature of the C1.

The cadence sensor fastens to any crank arm size to track pedal strokes per minute. 
The speed sensor attaches to your wheel hub and self-calibrates to provide you with accurate speed and distance.

Position the C1 on your left leg pedal just off centre. 

Attach the rubber ring and hook it on the tabs of the C1

Having the C1 on the inside of the crank will keep it from getting knocked off when you are peddling.

Nice and tight, neat looking as well. 

Scroll through the menus until you find the Connections 

Open the Connect tab. 

Look for Add Device and scroll down when you see the  Meilan CAD click Add.

Note the Tick in the box for the Cad. 

All set up, now fit to  your pedal. 

Cycling Cadence refers to the speed with which you turn your pedals. As with an engine, your cycling cadence is usually defined by revolutions per minute or RPM. One RPM would be how many times one leg or the other makes a complete revolution. Determining your RPM is fairly simple. You pedal, you count how many revolutions you make in one minute and you arrive at your RPM. No big deal.
Or is it.. 

Meilan C1 RPM Speed and Cadence Cycle Sensors can be effortlessly mounted to your bike in seconds, before pairing up to your device of choice. These Lightweight sensors will provide accurate, real-time data to help you improve your ride.

It becomes a big deal when you ride your road bike for 300 minutes instead of one. The longer and further one rides, the more one is concerned about power, endurance and exertion. How much exertion does it require to obtain maximum power, and how long can you maintain that level?
 The amount on the web about Cadence is mind blowing, and far too complicated to try to add here on this review blog, after all I’m just a ordinary type of rider, certainly no Mark Cavendish! you need to establish what your ideal cadence is for various conditions, and you need to understand how this will affect your riding performance. A good bench mark for an endurance cyclist is 95 rpm apparently.

 Low cadence cycling can help increase endurance and the ability to handle tough climbs and accelerations. If you struggle on climbs like I do and suffer from sore muscles after difficult rides, low cadence cycling can help support your training. Adding low RPMs allows your body to perform at a more intense level, stressing power over speed. By incorporating short periods of low-RPM intervals, you will become more efficient during uphill climbs. This I must try to get to grips with, as my Slopes are not the fastest and find I mostly struggle, I will try to work on this now I have a Cadence C1 on the cycle computer. 

I will be updating with more photos and info, in the mean time take a look at the Meilan range. 

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Meilan C5 Heart Rate monitor strap

Meilan Heart Rate Monitor Review.

The guys at Meilan sent me a nice addition to the M1 GPS Cycle Computer in the form of a Heart Rate Monitor strap, it’s a light, and easy to wear chest strap that has Bluetooth and Ant connection so it is a really easy to link up with the M1 computer and other makes as well being Bluetooth. 


Instructions are on the reverse of the card the C5 is packaged in, so just a case of cutting the front open to remove the strap.

Battery will need to have the tab removed, follow the directions on the card. 

This will need to be removed, open the rear case. 

Set the tab to one side, replace the cover making sure it’s in the right place and the tabs  match up.

The satrap can be removed by uncle-ping the two press studs. 

Adjust the strap to fit around your chest at the right height as explained on the card. 

Nice clip, easy on off. 

Be Carfull how you open the front and remove the start.

Once the battery is in place, all you need to do is place it around your chest and adjust the strap so it feels comfortable, to link up the cycle computer simply get to setting’s. Connect and look for the C5 in the List of items, push connect and you should now see it on your device.

Now on your rides you can see the Heart Rate on your ride....

My Verdict:
Very easy to set up and comfortable to wear, I found no problems with the strap as in it being uncomfortable to wear, major benefit is the ease of connection to to Meilan M1 Cycle Computer.

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