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Wireless computer with cadence?(12 posts)

Wireless computer with cadence?NewDayNewWay
Mar 23, 2003 6:30 AM
Comparing bike computers has become almost painful...

Can anyone recommend a wireless computer that also has a cadence function?
re: Wireless computer with cadence?Ambishawn
Mar 23, 2003 8:07 AM
I've got the Vetta V100 with wireless cadence. I got it from performance for around 89 bucks. I belive it's still on sale www.performancebike.com. So far so good but I've only had it for a few weeks and have yet to explot it's long list of functions.
wireless cadence?Frith
Mar 23, 2003 9:04 AM
does it work as a function of your gearing and do calculations to figure out cadence or does it use a sensor on your crank?
for a computer programmer, I'm bike puter dumb!
wireless cadence?Ambishawn
Mar 23, 2003 10:01 AM
The Vetta V100 uses a sensor like the one on the fork and a magnet that has adhesive backing and a small zip tie to the crank. This computer does not know what gear your in like a Flight deck or a Camp Ergobrain. It's a really clean installation.
Any problems with interference?superdog
Mar 23, 2003 8:54 PM
Have you noticed any problems with interference using the wireless cadence?
re: Wireless computer with cadence?kevinmd
Mar 23, 2003 9:51 AM
The Shimano Flight Deck. A bit spendy, but the best computer I have ever had. It calculates cadence, but it works great!
Two Choices.Len J
Mar 23, 2003 12:25 PM
Polar s710 Heart rate monitor & Bike computer does both wireless actual cadence & wireless speed sensor. A Little pricy bu provides everything you could ever need.

Shimano Flight deck 6501 with wireless harness. It's virtual cadence (which some people hate) calculated based on what gear you are in & what speed you are going. It's clean looking & very effective. If you have Flight deck compatible shifters I would highly recommend it.

Len
Two Choices.Fez
Mar 23, 2003 5:35 PM
My Polar S710 HRM is affected by electromagnetic interference. It isn't just powerlines, I get the dreaded no reading or 235 heart rate reading in several other places around the area.

I have not set up my speed and cadence sensors yet.

Question:

Is the wireless speed and cadence sensor as prone to inteference as the heart rate monitor?
Two Choices.Len J
Mar 23, 2003 6:26 PM
In Both the Speed transmitter & the Cadense transmitter, there is and adjustment to the strength of the signal. It comes at the lowest setting (I think). I'm not sure how to adjust it (as I only have one place I ride where interference is a problem) but The techies at Poar are pretty good at walking you through it.

I found with the speed sensor, That if I kept my receiver level on the bars (as opposed to tilted towards me) the reception went up dramatically. I don't use the cadence, but have a riding bud that swears by his.

In my experience, Wireless+Interference occasionally. It's the tradeoff for the clean look.

Len
vetta 100??Struggle
Mar 24, 2003 11:13 AM
I have had a Vetta 100 since Christmas and put about 400 miles on using it. The cadence has quit working alltogether so a new sensor was put on and it works now. Now the speed/distance does not work properly. For the last three rides it show a max speed of 70mph and then this past weekend while doing a century ride with a friend the computer showed a 97mph max speed and mileage showed up at 118 miles when we were at 90 miles. When my friend and I spilt different ways at the end of the ride I cleared my computer to go home and had to use his mileage plus the distance since the computer was cleared and it came out to 114 miles for the day (I knew the mileage from where we split to my home). The point in this is I like the Vetta features but am going to see if LBS will let me return it to get flight deck as my friend has that and he seems to really like it. The Vetta would be a great if it would work right for me. But I get the feeling this thing is just going to be problems for me. I called Vetta about the problems and they would not return my call. It really ticked me off on a century ride to have questionable mileage.
Struggling Onward
vetta 100??NewDayNewWay
Mar 24, 2003 12:38 PM
Might be worth it then to have two separate computers (one for cadence one for distance, speed, etc.). i.e., trying to combine a lot into one gizmo sounds nice until it breaks or doesn't work right. Also, jack of all trades...

Are there computers that ONLY do cadence?
vetta 100??Struggle
Mar 24, 2003 8:44 PM
I have never seen a cadence only computer. What I think makes the vetta a problem and selling point was that it is cordless. Cateye makes one with rear wheel mount hardwired and with cadence that is very reliable. It seems to me the cordless part is what is not working with mine. I am not sure if it is recieving another signal some how. I have always used the Vetta with a Polar HRM and it did not bother it right when I started using it so I am not sure if the unit is reliable as it did work for a little while. Sometimes I think I would be better off just to not even track mileage and save myself the agrevation.
Struggling Onward