|Product Weight:||3.0 pounds|
|Package Length:||4.2 inches|
|Package Width:||3.0 inches|
|Package Height:||2.0 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.05 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 50 reviews|
|Average Customer Review: ( 50 customer reviews )
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15 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Needs better QC Sep 08, 2008
I bought one of this in Oct 2007. Lasted me about 10 months before it failed with semi-displayed digits that no amount of resetting or change of batteries could fix. I have since bought another one which is exactly the same model and I immediately noticed a difference between the 2 units.
The first unit that I bought had an incredible clock drift. Every week, the clock would drift about 10 minutes, even when it was newly purchased. This new unit's clock has so far been stable for the past 3 weeks. The clock drift is around the same as my PC. Now, I'm not sure if there's been a redesign of the unit since the last purchase (eg. changing from a simple RC oscillator to a crystal oscillator) but I suspect that the original unit had some faulty components in it and was doomed to fail early from the start.
Early failure aside, the things I liked about this model are:
1. Does its job well. Just plug it in and cycle. I think that the odometer's off by about 100m for every 5km but I think that a car's odometer is probably off by much more and you can tweak the settings here to match your bike more exactly.
2. Waterproof. I accidentally left my new computer in my bicycle jersey yesterday when I soaked it in a pail for 15 minutes or so. Luckily, it was still working when I tested it this morning.
3. Works in any weather condition. I've used the old one when cycling in -15C winters and it still worked after that. Granted that it failed early but I suspect it wasn't really the fault of the cold weather.
I'm happy enough to buy a new unit after the last one failed but I think that I would have rated it higher and have been less annoyed if they had better quality control. I rated it 4 here but I think that it's really a 3.5/5, an option that is unavailable.
Update: I received an email reply from Cateye within 1 week of them receiving my old unit. They identified the cause of the error and promised to replace my old unit with a new one. I'm impressed with the fast customer service.
18 of 20 found the following review helpful:
Had some problems Jun 28, 2006
By M. V.
Ive had the CatEye Enduro 8 for several years now, and ive had a little trouble with it. Sometimes it will not get out of the stand-by or resting mode. I will keep spinning the tire fast, and tinkering with it, and it takes sometimes 15 min to get it to start working, but it always gets going again. This happens when i have to take the display part off my bike when I lock up my bike in a rack, and I dont want it to get stolen. I got a free replacment wire, and it was good for a while, but now its doing it again. It only happens once in a while. Im not sure if it was a bad wire, or if its just that taking the display part on and off makes the connections get dirty, or not lined up just right again.
I didnt have any trouble putting it on my bike, and I really like all the features on it. I rode my bike to work every day, though snow and heavy rain, and the CatEye held up really well. When it was raining hard, I wrapped the display in saran wrap to make sure water didnt mess it up.
If it didnt have that annoying problem with it sometimes, ide give it 5 stars.
9 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Very nice gadget! Feb 05, 2009
By Rolando Kleen Gonzalez
I am at the begginer level on bicycling, and this mini computer is all that I want. Installation is very easy and the operation of the functions are easy too. I usually ride by night, so I guess a back light would be fine, but is not a big deal... I mean... for the price.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
works on my sunny spinner! Feb 14, 2012
I looked pretty hard for bike computer for my spin bike Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike. Didn't have alot of luck online finding anyone that had mounted one (yes I know, technically you don't go any distance on a stationary bike, but I wanted it to know for tracking). I walked into my local Sam's club, and they had a proform spin bike on the floor (looks identical other than color to my sunny), that had a computer attached. After seeing how they had it installed, I said "I can do that" and ordered this cateye unit. Ordered the 8 partly because I wanted Sat delivery with my prime membership, and just missed cut off for 5. However I also like the extra features the 8 had (timer specically).
Having a metal flywheel, I just put the magnet facing in (which normally would face out, and then mounted the sensor, with double stick tape) to the front of the chain guard as closely as possible to the screw sticking out (I will try to add pictures, if I figure out how). The sensor is mounted so the tip points toward the wheel, instead of the flat side, kinda hard to explain. The bracket for the display is big enough even for the large handles on the spinner. So there you have it, I now know from the timer when I have completed 30 minute workout, and then can log my mileage on runkeeper.
Only thing that would make it perfect, is if the display was alittle bigger.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
happy with it Jul 08, 2008
By Jason Distel
I did research and decided to try this. It works great. Nice big M.P.H. display. My only complaint is that the instructions were written by someone who has a strong dislike for humans. Other than this, I really like it
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