CatEye V3 Triple Wireless W/HR sensor Computers

2.93/5 (29 Reviews)

Product Description

Redefining elegance and power. The latest 2.4GHz digital data transmission virtually eliminates interference and cross-talk, while the large screen simultaneously displays speed, cadence, heart rate and time information.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by robm90 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2011

Strengths:    Eay to use

Weaknesses:    display could be larger

Bottom Line:   
I have had this unit about 3 months and everything works as adverised. It was relatively easy to install and program. So far I hve no complaints

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Price Paid:    $135.00

Purchased At:   wiggle

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by New_user a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2011

Strengths:    Slick looking set up. Makes me want to remove the saddle bag and front and rear lights because it looks so clean with the bike.

Weaknesses:    Instructions could be a lot more clear. Some steps of the set up you have to figure out with trial and error. Almost pulled out some hairs due to irritation. Its not like an iPhone that is super intuitive. But hey, if I can do it you can do it.

Bottom Line:   
I just got this unit and first read all the reviews here. I just wanted to address the issues with this unit.

The sensor mount ($80 one) can be attached to the chainstay with 4 of the tie wraps provide. They all fit snug! Instructions show to use two, but I used 4 to be super safe, and it still looks neat and clean.

The sensor on the cranks for cadence may slide due to centrifugal (centripetal?) forces so when you attached it with a tie wrap put some rubber or even electrical tape between the tie wrap and crank so it wont slide around.

I did not use the spoke speed sensor magnet provided because I had one from before from a Target store Bell speedo -- it has never ever fallen off or gotten loose. If I were to use the magnet provided, I would put some locktight or mild glue in the threads of the magnet to prevent vibrations from making it loose.

Overall a pretty sweet product for the price thats needs a little bit of simple custom install make it right. This is the case with may things, thats life.

Considered a Garmin EDGE 500, but why not just get the Cateye V3 and then save the money for a powermeter?

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Favorite Ride:   Cloisters to World Trade Center -- 10 miles of NYC madness

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Bell, Specialized speedos

Bike Setup:   Bianchi road bike

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by oskian a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2011

Strengths:    Pretty accurate, to me displays some useless information, but others doing laps for instance might find some funcions appealing.

Weaknesses:    Small bezel,hard to see numerals and letters, no temperature display.
I should have listened to the guy who sold me the bike!

Bottom Line:   
This review pertains to the CatEye V3 bike computer.
Somewhat difficult to program, a little easier each time one reads the instructions, this unit's bezel is about as big as a man's dress watch Far too tiny, it needs to be about 3"x2" minimum. This is miniaturazation gone awry! If it weighed an ounce or two more, it would really not make the bike any heavier or more difficult to ride! What is the idea of making it so tiny? Additionally, it needs more dedicated buttons rather than multi-function, multiple use buttons which have a hard feel. If you don't have eagle eyes, it can be very difficult to read. As for the magnetic connectors and transmitter, another joke that if you're wearing jeans or pants, the slightest rub against the transmitter may well throw the whole unit out of kilter.
If it were not so miniaturized, it might cost less to build, be more visible, display more things at any one time. And it has no temperature display. Huh?

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Favorite Ride:   Trek 7.5 EX w/Disc Brakes

Price Paid:    $925.00

Purchased At:   C.W. Bikes

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by loo a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2010

Weaknesses:    TWO out Three that I have owned have shorted out.

Bottom Line:   
The functions are nice and the computer is easy to use. I have owned THREE V3 and TWO have died from shorted out.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2010

Strengths:    Single wireless sensor. Ability to replace battery. Awesome Cateye customer service. Best unit that I can imagine short of buying a GPS or power meter.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Product is great. Love the fact that there is a single sensor for speed and cadence. Bought this after using a Polar and discovering the cost of getting a new chest sensor after the battery died. Love the fact that you can replace the battery in the chest strap on your own. $3 to replace as opposed to $20 to ship my Polar sensor back to the manufacturer and have them change it (not to mention the hassle factor). The unit performed flawlessly for nearly 2 years. Did my 3rd battery change and was unable to get the unit to restart, so I sent it to Cateye. It turned out that I sent it to an old address and they never received it. I called them and they didn't even question it. I just provided the UPS shipping information and they sent me a new unit right away. Awesome customer service!

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Favorite Ride:   Wildwood, MO

Price Paid:    $160.00

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Similar Products Used:   Polar CS200

Bike Setup:   Specialized Roubaix. Mavic CXP-33 rims w/ Chris King hubs. Ultegra SL compact crank. Dura-Ace derailleurs.

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