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69 reviews | 3 out of 5
I have read reviews where the unit didn't work properly or didn't work at all. I suspect they installed the wheel sensor improperly just like I did initially. The wheel sensor has to be mounted with the battery port facing "out" (away from the wheel, on the front of the fork post) and the magnet crossing the top portion. This is opposite what you would think it to be, you would want the "smooth" side facing out because it has a better, cleaner look. Also, I installed my magnet at the "X" cross of the spokes and the sensor in the appropriate place. The instructions do not clearly state that and I think it leads to incorrect installations. I hope this information helps, enjoy the outdoors!!! :-)
As described in review posted 2/12/08.. instructions are not very descriptive on how to install. Just shows small pictures of installation.
1. Instal meter display on handlebars (of course). 2. Remove screw peg on the magnetic clip for spokes and place on spokes as close to crossing where remote sensor will be placed on fork.
3. Instal sensor on fork with battery side out (so battery is easy to replace without removing entire sensor casing). ****Sensor and magnet must pass within 2mm of each other to work.*******
4. Power up the unit and spin the wheels for test reading and you are ready to ride.
Unit powers it's self off after a delay. Works GREAT!
I was really impressed once I installed the speedometer (comes with 3 sizes of O rings to fit your handlebar). The magnet took a little adjusting to get the suggested spacing right.
The trial front wheel spin didn't work, so I thought I had a bad unit. But when I rode the bike, it came on and gave me the changing speed, plus the time. End of first run I checked the Calories, time used, distance, average speed, odometer. Great info! At first the labels for these were a little hard to read--need to be out in the light.
The odometer keeps track, while all the rest can be easily erased for the next ride.
Get one, you'll like it.
This unit meets all expectations. Easy to install. After talking to the manufacture rep, I returned the first one I purchased due to a faulty sensor. This unit work fine.
This product is a piece of (for lack of a better word)JUNK! It would work then not work. Had to keep readjusting the unit. The magnet would literally have to touch the sensor when it was going by for it to work at all.
Do yourself a favor spend a little more and buy a Cat's Eye Enduro 8 they work beautifully
Mine looks a little different than the one in the picture
on here, maybe newer version. But has exact same title and 15 functions, and after reading the reviews,
same directions, pretty easy to install. Here is a short
YouTube clip on it.
i have to agree, i have had to reset the device before every ride, it goes out in the middle of rides!!!! Get a wired one, or just a better known brand.
Many useful features in this multi-function speedometer, such as a timer, calorie counter, min, max and avg speed, as well as the usual functions you'd expect in a bike speedometer (i.e. actual speed when riding and odometer).
Once I got it adjusted to register--which took quite some time--I loved it. It keeps track of calories and fat burned which is helpful if you're trying to lose weight. I also like the wireless feature. The only thing I found different from the instructions is that the computer does not come on automatically--which caused me to believe it wasn't working--when I start pedaling. I have to turn it on first. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a speedometer that does more than keep track of speed and miles.
Just purchased this speedometer. Has not worked one time. Placed the sensor right on the magnet and still won't work. Do not buy. Am returning asap.
I just got this product today and installed it in like 5 minutes or so. I took the bike for a spin and it worked perfectly. It showed all the functions working properly. Just make sure once you install the magnet, that it passes right in front of the sensor point so that it can read it. I have used it just once but I think its a great product. Especially when looking at the price and all the functions that it comes with.
Once I found a location on the front fork that would get the magnet and sensor close enough to each other, this baby worked perfect. It has all the functions I could want and more. At $20 a good value for a wireless solution that makes a clean looking install.
This product is excellent once I got it working properly. The only drawback was the directions/instructions, they can confuse you easily. Luckily another reviewer posted how to install and his instructions were perfect. By the look of the picture in the directions you would think to install the sensor with the good side out, but it's the opposite. Once you figure that out, it works perfect for the price.
I was able to program it, install it, and make it work in minutes w/o any difficulties at all. It works just like I wanted it to.
for how little this cost, it is perfect for my son who is 10
easy to install and big screen for easy viewing
i just got my speedometer for Christmas eve and set it up on my pocket bike and it took time but it was all worth it ,the speedometer does work on a razor pocket bike, it works! Setting it up was a little bit hard but i finally got it to work it is a good product.
This little speedometer works great if you install it right.But it took me a while to get it to work.Some times it would just stop working for no reason. Then it would start to work again.So I went to a bike shop here and ask what I needed to do to get it to work.He told me to bring it to him so I did and now it works great.And what was nice was he did not charge me any money to fix it for me.
For the functions delivered this unit has an awesome price point! I came across a computer I hadn’t seen before now ~ Bell’s Platinum Series Wireless PN: 1000849, which goes for a whopping $19.95! It has what I was looking for in a bike computer. It is wireless and had the other functions I was seeking but the price point was way less than half of what I expected to pay! I ran this baby through the “grinder” on my mountain bike for a week. How can Bell make an accurate, wireless bike computer with a price point of less than 20 bucks is unbelievable! Nobody else comes close. And yes, it has rubber O-rings to seal the battery compartments. The Bell Platinum Wireless Bike Computer is easy to set up and fun to use. Just make sure you set up the spoke magnet and sensor accurately and correctly and chose the appropriate wheel value for your bike. It isn’t stated in the setup manual but my guess is that the distance parameter for the computer and sensor is the usual maximum 27 inches because it even works with the computer zipped inside my baggy mountain shorts front pocket ~ a handy way to prevent an intense sun from deteriorating the LCD screen! I’m on my way out to get another Bell wireless computer for my other bike!