How do I wear my Milo?

Milo comes with one Milo clip included: the Action Clip. It's a versatile clip that you can attach to clothing, a bag strap, pocket or sleeve, or even to a bike handlebar. Other purpose-designed clips and clip accessories, including an adjustable armband, are available for purchase on our website. Each clip incorporates an innovative clip system that uses magnets to connect and trigger a secure mechanical lock.

Each Milo comes with a lanyard pre-attached. A second short wrist-strap and one longer neck lanyard are also included.

For added security, attach the other end of the lanyard (or one of the others, if you want to swap) to something near the Milo & clip. This way, in case Milo somehow gets detached during your activities, it won't escape.

For the best experience, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Position Milo high up. If the clip is attached to your body, the best place is high & front on your shoulder, or attached to your helmet, while also keeping Milo close to your mouth. If Milo is attached to nearby equipment, like a handlebar or mast, the same holds: as high up as possible while also near your mouth.
  • Position Milo to be unobstructed. Obviously you want to avoid keeping Milo in a pocket or bag. Also, plan for how you'll use it and where you'll be relative to others in your group. Your body is an obstruction for radio waves, so if you are often to one side of (or in front of or behind) your nearest group member, attach the Milo such that your body will be least likely to be between your Milo and theirs. 
  • Create a repeater. If you have one more Milo than people in your group, you can group the extra Milo and put it in an unobstructed location that increases range for the group. This tip clearly is appropriate where the Milo is in a safe location and doesn't risk getting left behind.  
  • Move. All radios work better in more open or higher locations than between tall buildings or behind steep hills. If you drop out of range, look around: Can you move slightly to avoid being behind a big rock or building or in a dip in the road? Can you move to a more open location? Even turning 180 degrees can sometimes get you back in range quicker.

Check out our How-To videos to see examples of how to best wear your Milo. In particular, this one on securing Milo with a lanyard, and this one with performance tips.