Does the job!
I bought this because I have an increasing interest in how fast I'm riding, my exact miles, etc., and I was heading up to a long rail-to-trail ride and needed to keep track of my miles.
The setup was not difficult, once I figured out how it worked. It's simple: don't stare too long at the instructions, just start putting it on the bike and it makes sense.
The device is easy to use, intuitive: click through the distance, average speed, max. speeds, etc.
I don't need to talk to satellites when I ride, but it's nice to know mph and distance and time. This is lightweight, wireless, and for two weeks it's worked fine so far!
Nice Bicycle Addition
Although the installation and configuration instructions are not the best it's a pretty simple process. I chose to mount the pickup on the r/h fork leg and therefore changing the battery is easier. I mounted the display on the headstem. The configuration is a pretty simple process as a first time installer. I ride a 29er and the instructions read to use a figure of 229 which was close but I wanted it spot on so I measured the circumference of my front wheel and came up with 230 and its spot on for distance. I believe this is a great addition to using my bike as a low impact fitness tool.
Very Cool for the Price
Love this computer, but beware: the instructions are ridiculously bad. They comprise almost exclusively pictures only, and unless you've done this before, you'll have a tough time installing and configuring it. I had to go online to learn some of the tire-size terminology to complete that setting. The mount is flimsy plastic, which surprised me considering the price of this computer, but once the computer is seated in the mount, it's stable and attractive.It looks good, it's easy to use once you burn the instrutions and figure it out yourself, and it has great features. I tested it on a 30-mile ride on a mile-marked trail, and it's on-the-dime accurate.
Excellent if you are doing a timed ride
It works great once it is set right. You can follow the directions to the letter and it may not work, keep moving it and it will work. I'm pretty good at it now but when I first got it, it took hours of messing with it and I could not get it to work, I finally took it to REI they finally got it to work. Before I bought it I would drive the route in my car to get the miles, it is as accurate as my car.
Great product for the price
I tried another wireless speedometer, but you had to remember to re-start it every time you stopped for any period. Then it failed, REI took it back and I got this one. It's been great. I never have to worry about re-starting it and it's very accurate. I do a lot of birdwatching on my bike, and sometimes I stop for long periods. Now I don't have to remember to re-start the odometer.
Wireless, easy to use, and a good value
Wireless with simple functions, an excellent value and good quality. Before I bought this I read a bunch of reviews about the instructions being confusing. After setting it up on my bike rather easily, I thought the instructions were ok. They use a flowchart to help direct you through the set up.
It's All That I Needed
I wanted a basic computer that told me speed and distance. I love it. It tells me that as well as the time of day and the elapsed time of the ride. And I love that it's wireless.
Great product, but non-intuitive manual
No complaints about the product, but the manual that came with it was non-intuitive. There is a better manual online through Cateye's website.
Excellent- easy to install/use, accurate, and wireless. Simply a great product!
This is the best product on the market.