Sigma Sport BC 1606 L Cycle Computer W/ Cadence Computers

3.33/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $75.00

Product Description

The Sigma BC 1606 L Cycle Computer W/ Cadence provides a better overview of the essential information during your ride. The backlight gives optimal readability of this information even in the dark. The Sigma BC 1606 L Cycle Computer W/ Cadence features an integrated storage chip that prevents the loss of set values during battery change as features such trip section counter, timer, and second wheel size are programmable. Includes wired cadence.

General functions
* Language setting, 7 languages
* LCD backlight
* Low battery indicator
* Backup function/through saving chip
* Two wheel sizes adjustable
* Clock and model name in standby

Bike functions

* Actual speed
* Average speed
* Comparison of actual and average speed
* Maximum speed
* Trip distance
* Programmable trip section counter
* Total distance bike 1
* Total distance bike 2
* Total distance bike 1+2
* Actual cadence
* Average cadence

Time functions
* Clock
* Stop watch
* Riding time
* Total riding time - bike 1
* Total riding time - bike 2
* Total riding time - bike 1+2
* Programmable time meter (countdown timer

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mark a Commuter

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2013

Strengths:    Just works, whatever the conditions. I've tried a few others, wired and wireless and end up returning to this simple, robust computer. The batteries last forever, there are no issues with interference, the display is easy to read. I commute year round and this computer has never had any issues no matter what the weather.

The trickiest part of mounting the computer is getting the crank magnet solidly mounted. Its easy on cranks with mostly flat backs but harder when the back of the crank is hollowed out.

Weaknesses:    User interface for set-up is confusing. Fortunately for day to day use you really only use the button to reset and the button to flip between screens.

Bottom Line:   
Very reliable and trouble free.

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Purchased At:   LBS

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by DWF

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2012

Strengths:    Rox 8.1 - not this one, but speaks about the company: It seems to have a lot of functions, although it does not set up well. It promises on its website to set up on the computer but guess what? the docking station the Rox 8.1 does not match the unit.

Weaknesses:    ust got the bc sigma Rox 8.1. Beware: despite the promise to do so, there is no computer interface, despite their willingness to sell you an old one. After spending several frustrating hours trying to get it to work, leaving a message and email which were not responded too, I got a tech who told me that there is no docking interface that currently works with the newer 8.1 and 9.1. I suggest that I just blew 200$ for a promise unkept on their website and vote that Sigma is Buyer Beware.

Bottom Line:   
Huge waste of 200$ so far this year.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jay a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2011

Strengths:    Readout is easy at a glance, has back light if desired. Most non-exotic functions are included. I like the wireless version which looks cleaner and avoids snags on the cable. There is an 800 number to call for support -- they are polite and knowledgable.

Weaknesses:    Company consumer support. Manual serves multiple languages on small pages with pictographs instead of instructions. Confusion is easy if you don't already know how to install. Also,manual instructed to open xmitter battery compartment w "the tool" -- but there was no tool (reciever opened w a coin, xmitter had 2 tiny holes; ultimately I used small nails).

Bottom Line:   
Had a Sigma bike computer for years but cable went bad & asked Santa for a wireless version. Appears it will serve well -- easy to read, has functions I want. But I do have customer service issues w Sigma. Unit wouldn't work on arrival, called - closed for holidays, then did not return call. Finally got 'em; said was a battery problem in reciever & bad battery problems were ongoing. With MY new battery, receiver appeared to work but wouldn't mate with transmitter - so no MPH etc. Xmitter battery check light showed OK, did all trouble shooting, reinstalled, no help. Called again. Result: xmitter battery also bad. Asked if they would cover $11+ in lithium 2Vs, said no, as it was a 2009 model and 2Vs died on the shelf. Asked how a consumer would know; they said it was a good question but it wasn't their problem. BTW, the manual is NOT user friendly. Just little stuff maybe, but Sigma shows a lack of customer concern.

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Favorite Ride:   Giant Sadona

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Champion Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   I owned a wired Sigma bike computer and was very happy with it until cable connection became unreliable and repair was nearly as $$$ as a new one.

Bike Setup:   See weaknesses. The manual is designed to save money by avoiding translations and using as little paper as possible. That and the battery issues turned what should have been a 15 minute job into a lenghty hassle.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kynuna a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2010

Strengths:    Cheap
Easy to install
Wired (no interference)
Big nummber on screen

Weaknesses:    Instruction Manual- very confusing

Bottom Line:   
Cheap and Easy. Does everything you need except heart rate monitor. Instruction are somewhart confusing but once it was master the computer works great. As a Weekend Basher I don't need to be spendin hundreds of dollars on a unit and this one does everything thing i need. If I get more serious about my riding I may then require a more advanced computer

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Favorite Ride:   Bianchi

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Polar CS200 CAD (crap)

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

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2009

Strengths:    Inexpensive and easy to mount with rubber o-rings

Weaknesses:    Way too hard to use even after multiple manual readings and re-settings. Falls off the bike sometimes.

Bottom Line:   
Easy to install, LArge visible numbers. Has most basic functions. Agree with other reviews. "The buttons and screen selection make zero sense, very unintuitive." Spent lots of pulling over to stop on the road attempting to figure our the buttons and multiple screens. Better to be riding instead of messing with the buttons. Gave up and replaced it with a Trek 9i and am now a happy rider with reliable features and easy intuitive large number screens.

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Favorite Ride:   Around OC Calif.

Price Paid:    $36.00

Purchased At:   Small local shop

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Cateyes, Trek, Garmin.

Bike Setup:   Trek 5700

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