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Wireless computer range?(6 posts)

Wireless computer range?Rolf Sindoe
Feb 16, 2003 12:46 AM
Which wireless cycle-computer has the longest range (possible functional distance btw. sender-reciever)? I would like to mount the sender at the rear stay [for cosmetic reasons ;-)]
There is a enough trouble with them as it is.the bull
Feb 16, 2003 4:25 AM
My experince with them was bad enough when mounting then to the fork.You will probally have more trouble when the signal is being blocked by your body.I dont think it can be done but I could be wrong.
re: Wireless computer range?Tosh
Feb 16, 2003 7:32 AM
I don't know much about the other systems but POLAR S710.
I also wanted to place the speed sensor on rear wheel so I can get the training data even on the trainer. I finally found that the small tap selector inside the POLAR speed sensor and this allow me to change the sensitivity of the system. It looks working fine so far even on rear wheel after then.
Hope this helps you!
re: Wireless computer range?Rolf Sindoe
Mar 3, 2003 12:58 PM
Can you please be a little more specific? How do I get inside the sensor of a s710 to adjust the settings?
Messing with the other guy's headKerry
Feb 17, 2003 5:30 PM
Yeah, mount the transmitter on the rear wheel so that when someone comes up behind you or you pass them, your signal goes to their head unit and they get the readings off your bike. Then they can post here about the strange bouncing around they see in their unit. Or maybe that's why wireless computers are designed with such short range, just like HRMs.
Avocet 45 and Specialised - No Joy with eitherGeoCyclist
Feb 20, 2003 2:03 AM
I have tried using both my Avocet and Specialised wireless with rear wheel mounted sender and had no luck. I also tried to use wireless computer for the stoker on my tandem (both front and back wheels without success). I've stuck to the front wheel mount on my RB, and went to wired computer on my tandem for the stoker.

After reading the previous post, I might look at Polar now; as the wires on my tandem are a pain to deal with.

Ride on!