9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
cable ties and hard to remove from bike,
This review is from: CATEYE Velo Wireless (Misc.)
First, I should point out that I have the velo plus wireless. However, my understanding is that the two are pretty much identical except that the velo plus has two extra featues (calories consumed and carbon offset), so my comments should still apply.
I have a Sigma Bc1009 10 Function Cycle Computer - Black on my old bike. I have been pleased with the sigma but wanted a wireless one for my new bike.
I haven't had it long, but so far it works, but I have been disappointed by two things - particularly compared to the sigma.
First, the sigma uses strong rubber bands to attach the computer and sensor to the bike, while this uses cable ties. I don't know if these could scratch the paint, but I would prefer to use the rubber bands. Also, the rubber bands just look neater than cable ties.
Second, the computer is not easy to take out of the mount. The sigma has a simple twist and lock which is very easy and quick. The cateye just slides in and out, but is very stiff (which is presumably better than not being stiff and falling out) but makes it a pain to slide off.
One other difference to point out:
On the sigma, each reading (e.g. max speed, average speed) etc. is reset individually. On the Cateye, these are all done at once. Personally, I prefer the Cateye in this respect, as I typically do want to reset all at once. The sigma gives you more control, but the cateye is simpler.
Obviously, the odometer is the exception, and this isn't reset.