Vetta Vetta V100 Altitude Computers

3.09/5 (22 Reviews)
MSRP : $99.00


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Vetta Vetta V100 Altitude


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott P a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2011

Strengths:    Easy to use, tons of info, seems to be accurate.

Weaknesses:    Only available wireless. And the wireless stuff is marginal at best.

Bottom Line:   
A few years back, I was looking for a computer with cadence AND altimiter. Bought a Specialized, it pooped out after a few months and they'd already discontinued it. The V100A was the only replacement option at the time, and it's turned out to be a good one, with one caveat: ditch the wireless stuff immediately and go wired. My first wireless speed sensor died after one (!) ride in the rain. Vetta replaced it, but I just don't trust 'em any more. The wired setup may not look as tidy, or be as "bling", but it works, and doesn't burn thru batteries like the wireless. As far as the computer itself, I've had zero problems and everything seems to be plenty accurate. Yeah, the operating processes take some getting used to if, like me, you're a life-long Cateye user, but it does become second nature. My one continuing nitpick is with the altimeter reset: if you do that BEFORE the t/s/d reset, you lose everything and it won't record altitude info. But that's kinda like ragging on Subaru because their cupholders block the radio. Overall, an excellent unit. Just wish it was available wired from the get-go.

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Favorite Ride:   Any and all

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   'bay

Similar Products Used:   Various Cateye, Avocet and Specialized.

Bike Setup:   Which one?


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bri a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Great for cadence and telling time, but resetting it is a pain. The manual isn't clear on this, at least not to me, each time I do get it right, it feels like a small victory. Besides that seems to work as promised.


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by carbonframehuman a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2008

Strengths:    nice array of functions

Weaknesses:    unreliable, and short battery life

Bottom Line:   
The Vetta V100HR is the sister unit to the V100A, with a heart rate monitor instead of the altimeter. When the unit is working it is a nice computer, but it is notoriously unreliable. If any one of the batteries (head unit, fork transmitter, cadence transmitter) is the least bit weak, the unit will display only time. And the V100HR eats batteries like Colonel Sanders eats fried chicken. On a recent morning with temperature in the 50's, even brand new batteries in the fork transmitter and the head unit couldn't keep the display going for more than 30 miles. I've given up on Vetta and will replace this with a Cateye... an earlier Astrale worked anytime it wasn't raining.
The new model that has superceded the V100HR has a low battery indicator for the two transmitter units. That's a slight improvement, but what is really needed is less battery draw, or ownership of a Batteries Plus franchise.


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Len Lewis a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2008

Strengths:    None.

Weaknesses:    Poor quality

Bottom Line:   
My first unit stopped working in the first season of use, after its first exposure to rain. Vetta replaced it with a new unit under warranty. The second unit lasted about 3 months, and stopped working without even being exposed to rain. I'm with the earlier reviewer who will never buy a Vetta again. Their customer service was fine, but their product is crap.

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Bike Setup:   Seven, DA.


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Len Lewis a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2008

Strengths:    None.

Weaknesses:    Poor quality

Bottom Line:   
My first unit stopped working in the first season of use, after its first exposure to rain. Vetta replaced it with a new unit under warranty. The second unit lasted about 3 months, and stopped working without even being exposed to rain. I'm with the earlier reviewer who will never buy a Vetta again. Their customer service was fine, but their product is crap.

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Bike Setup:   Seven, DA.



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