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  • Not the best speedometer

    posted by Capricor on 01/03/2014
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:

    The speedometer has plastic quality like some glossy red alarm clock texture. Very big screen, you can see it very clearly without glasses if you are no more than 250 degree short sighted. For the long sighted, I am not very sure whether this size is ok for you. The installation is easy to do. You just have to tie cable ties, long enough to secure the meter base and sensor. The magnet attached on one of the spokes will generate magnetic field and induces the switch inside the sensor where you can hear soft clicking sound. That's show there is no wiring between the sensor and receiver (which is the speedometer itself). Without wires, it makes the ride comfortable and safer.

    Cons:

    First of all, I forget to check the listing that it does not include any back light for night time so that will be a minus point for me. Only can use it in day riding would be good. Secondly, the wireless thing will require both sensor and speedometer to contain a battery each so that means 2 x batteries. An increase in battery operation, resulted in more cost for future riding if the thing continue to live. More money will be needed for it to run, you know what I mean, right. Lastly, though it has a large screen, it will not automatically generate a speed reading when your wheel starts to move. The screen will always in hibernate mode that is the time mode when the wheel has been resting to long. All you have to do is touch the mode and come back to real life scanning of how fast your front wheel can spin during the cycling process. That's why with all these ideas, this is not a really perfect speedometer for my first wired speedometer also bought from DX.

    OtherThoughts:

    It would be perfect with the existing touch operating speedometer to combine with additional back light, automatic start reading cycling speed, and but battery is not choice as for wireless it is expected to have both side batteries in each sensor and speedometer. Who knows in the near future, the wireless sensor will not require a battery, and it would really be a break through in the technology, right.

    Bottomline:

    It is not the best. For the time being, I would still consider wired speedometer arrangement. This saves sensor battery. Maybe it is more accurate than a wireless?

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