Sigma Sport Rox 9.0 Computers

4.04/5 (28 Reviews)
MSRP : $300.00

Product Description

Sigma ROX 9.0 Wireless Heart Rate Computer

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dennis Christensen a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2011

Strengths:    All the needed features

Weaknesses:    Eating the battery very fast.
When no Herth rate signal it keeps showing last mesured value - showing 0 would be correct.
Fails to start showing hearth rate after signal has been gone.
Clock is always wrong.
Support is really bad.
No cadence logging.
Temperature logging not needed.

Bottom Line:   
Has used 5-6 batteries in one year. The LCD screen has stopped working properly after 15 months. The PC SW is a bit quirky. Looks like I have to buy a new computer.
Going from 20 degrees celcius indoor to 10 outdoor it takes 30 min for the temperature logging to be correct.

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Price Paid:    $999.00

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Old Trek 2300 carbon/alu frame with Ultegra.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ole a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2011

Strengths:    - Speed and HR are very consistent.
- A lot of features.
- Good Data center software... after updates!

Weaknesses:    Many small things make me rate this product average:
- Can't keep track of time - looses like 2 minutes pro day, making the simple WATCH-function a joke!
- Battery status is useless - always green, even when obvious low!
- Temp. feature isn't even close to measure right.
- Non existing costumer service - Really BAD!
- Can record MANY hours with LOG-function, but need to be synced after only 7 rides (no matter length), if you wan't your rides in Data Center.
- Expensive

Bottom Line:   
Ok product, but has some quite big mistakes.

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Similar Products Used:   Polar CS100

Bike Setup:   Used product on 3 bikes - works seamless on all, but with all the same disadvantages as mentioned.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Allan Nielsen a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2011

Strengths:    Records most things that you need
Customizable display
Great pc interface

Weaknesses:    Take about 8 hours to get completely used to using the computer (without reading the manual)

Bottom Line:   
Brilliant piece of kit this! Sigma pulled the rabbit out of the hat with the Rox. Quality is great and I have yet to experience a problem which hasnt been 100% due to me learning the workings of the little gadget. I very rarely go on rides where I need a GPS to tell me the way (plan you ride - ride your plan) and if I do, my smartphone does that and a ton more. I have yet to ride at night but the lighting function works great. Compared to my polar and suunto heart rate monitors the calorie counting function is accurate and there hasnt been any loss of signal while riding. Recommended I got mine on ebay for 147 including shipping - beat that garmin! The Sigma Sports Center software is brilliant and easy. I have had tons of fun analyzing my rides so far. There is also the ability to export data to various formats, compare rides - you name it. Spot on!

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Favorite Ride:   Southern Circle

Price Paid:    $147.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Sigma BC1906

Bike Setup:   Stock Scenario 1.1
Full ultegra set up
Other stuff - all good

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

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2011

Strengths:    Intuitive menue navigation, amazing number of feature-rich functions (which are fully customizable), wireless transmission w/o signal loss, downloadable trip and log options for after-ride analysis, good software support, excellent customer service, reasonable price for a computer this versatile, neat unit demo feature on Sigma's web site (try befor you buy). Many other strengths too numerous to mention in this limited space.

Weaknesses:    Little things here and there, but nothing major at this time.

Bottom Line:   
Perfect computer for my purposes. Just downloaded the v2.0.2 software and can't wait try it out. Looks like Sigma upgraded quite a bit and addressed several of my "wish list" items.

This is my third ROX 9.0--the first was replaced by Sigma n/c because of a software glitch with the early models that made some of them lose 40 seconds each time they entered sleep mode. The second unit again was recently replaced because the mounting tabs on the bottom wore down. Again, n/c and excellent customer service. Turn around time in each instance was less than a week. Software allowed me to reload previous computer info and set-up data with no missed beats. Had to replace one cadence sensor after epic weekend of rainy riding, but cost was reasonable--hopefully an anomaly.

I have no need for GPS so all the other functions in addition to the basics (plus on-screen heart rate) were just what I was looking for. I have logged over 8,000 miles between two bikes with many saved trip and log data entries. As a race organizer, the log function has been great for mapping out course information (especially elevation and %grade) for the longest point to point race in Michigan (Le Tour de Mont Pleasant). Highly recommended for a do-all computer if GPS is not important to you. Once familiar with the operating logic, navigating the computer menue on and off the bike if very intuitive. Based on the performance of this unit, I bought a ROX 8.0 for my spouse.

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Favorite Ride:   They're all good!

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   Tree Fort Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Cateye products.

Bike Setup:   Giant Carbon TCR-1/Jamis Supernova CX. Ritchey cockpits. Dura Ace and Ultegra groups. Selle San Marco Regal and Regale saddles, Mavic wheels, Look Keo and Shimano SPD pedals.

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

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2010

Strengths:    Comprehensive set of data collection and display/analysis.

Weaknesses:    Lack of cadence logging; mounting brackets wear out and bc falls out of mount; have replaced 2 sensors so far; the Battery Status check in software is unreliable; units prone to moisture (only water resistent but expected better); lack of comprehensive technical specs (eg no mention in my documentation of Speed Sensors' green/red Bike I/II reset)

Bottom Line:   
The ROX9 is a great bc and value for money, when it works. Apart from the frustrating lack of cadence logging and the occasionally flaky Data Center 1.1b software (can't wait for 2.0). I've had to replace 1 x HRM, 1 x main unit because of disappearing LCD display possibly due to moisture, and 1 x Speed Sensor in about 8 months of use and 16,000kms riding.

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Similar Products Used:   Huffy, Sigma 1606L

Bike Setup:   Malvern Star Oppy Bol d'Or, Shimano 105

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