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CatEye Grey Velo 7 Wired Road Bike Computer - £17.72 (Prime) £22.21 (non prime) @ Amazon
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CatEye Grey Velo 7 Wired Road Bike Computer - £17.72 (Prime) £22.21 (non prime) @ Amazon

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Posted 8th May
I'm after a 'bike computer' , I only need to know the travel distance, so this would be enough for me, good brand and good reviews, so worth a shot for £17.72.
Also CatEye Velo 5 for £13.70





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Entry Level, 7 Function Computer
Easy to read larger screen
Set up is made simple with pre-programmed tyre sizes
Functions include: Current, Maximum and Average Speed.
Programmable odometer
Track distance and trips
Auto Start/ Stop and pace arrows
Product information 55.5x37.5x18.5mm
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Use your phone if you only need to know distance? Download Strava for free and you have distance, route, speed etc...
Edited by: "SuffolkLad222" 8th May
Any decent phone has more functions and is more correct than this junk from 1999
If you only need something basic, why not just go for the cateye?

Not everyone wants to use their phone for EVERYTHING. A cheap computer like this will do for the op to check distances but also be able to check his current speed etc without impacting on his phone's battery life.
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Use your phone if you only need to know distance? Download Strava for free and you have distance, route, speed etc...
Edited by: "SuffolkLad222" 8th May
Any decent phone has more functions and is more correct than this junk from 1999
I plot routes in Viewranger which also tracks from my phone. Pay for premium and get all the Uk OS maps which is great for walks, runs and cycling. Free version gives you open source maps .
If you only need something basic, why not just go for the cateye?

Not everyone wants to use their phone for EVERYTHING. A cheap computer like this will do for the op to check distances but also be able to check his current speed etc without impacting on his phone's battery life.
endofdays08/05/2020 09:45

If you only need something basic, why not just go for the cateye? …If you only need something basic, why not just go for the cateye? (confused)Not everyone wants to use their phone for EVERYTHING. A cheap computer like this will do for the op to check distances but also be able to check his current speed etc without impacting on his phone's battery life.


But I went for it, also stated that in my description. I'm not using my phone as the app for tracking bike rides needs to many permissions + it drains phones battery as you need to keep gps on
danflorin308/05/2020 09:51

But I went for it, also stated that in my description. I'm not using my …But I went for it, also stated that in my description. I'm not using my phone as the app for tracking bike rides needs to many permissions + it drains phones battery as you need to keep gps on


I meant, the cheap one, the velo 5.

As for the other stuff, I'm not sure why you're worried about the permissions needed by the apps nor why you opted to tell me about the battery life - you'd you read my post?
danflorin308/05/2020 09:51

But I went for it, also stated that in my description. I'm not using my …But I went for it, also stated that in my description. I'm not using my phone as the app for tracking bike rides needs to many permissions + it drains phones battery as you need to keep gps on


Fair enough if the phone battery life is an issue.
danflorin308/05/2020 09:51

But I went for it, also stated that in my description. I'm not using my …But I went for it, also stated that in my description. I'm not using my phone as the app for tracking bike rides needs to many permissions + it drains phones battery as you need to keep gps on


GPS on phones is a lot more efficient then in the past, don't see any great loss leaving GPS on all day. And you phone can just be turn off and kept in bag while you ride.

Free Strava then gives you great break down of your ride. Strava segment are quite addictive as the app records all pass times, giving you incentive to break your personal record
blueflash08/05/2020 11:49

GPS on phones is a lot more efficient then in the past, don't see any …GPS on phones is a lot more efficient then in the past, don't see any great loss leaving GPS on all day. And you phone can just be turn off and kept in bag while you ride.Free Strava then gives you great break down of your ride. Strava segment are quite addictive as the app records all pass times, giving you incentive to break your personal record


Agreed. I use Strava and it is so good to measure progress as well as keep an accurate diary of exercise.
Battery usage has never been an issue and I personally don't see the point of saving the battery for something else. If there is a real problem with battery life, I'd buy a powerbank for £10 rather than not use the phone for this.
Edited by: "SuffolkLad222" 8th May
endofdays08/05/2020 10:08

I meant, the cheap one, the velo 5. As for the other stuff, I'm not sure …I meant, the cheap one, the velo 5. As for the other stuff, I'm not sure why you're worried about the permissions needed by the apps nor why you opted to tell me about the battery life - you'd you read my post?


I misunderstood your first comment
Buy a 2 quid one from aliexpress does the job
Price update : £13.99
Unless you are happy to get a decent mount and phone case, such as quad lock for your phone (£40plus), seeing your distance and speed on the handlebars in real time is fine on a bike computer like this. I had an Aldi one for ages that did cadence and speed and performed well for 5 years. Now upgraded to a Garmin for the navigation and route finding as well. Phone for me is cumbersome and I prefer to keep it safe in a saddle bag/pocket.
Edited by: "Lefty" 22nd May
Why not just get the xoss g+ think it's £19 on wish . I use a wahoo but that's over 200. got one of these as a backup works pretty well. Some reviews on YouTube.
Then you get the best of both worlds and cheap.
Edited by: "PureMAD4" 22nd May
PureMAD422/05/2020 09:44

Why not just get the xoss g+ think it's £19 on wish . I use a wahoo but …Why not just get the xoss g+ think it's £19 on wish . I use a wahoo but that's over 200. got one of these as a backup works pretty well. Some reviews on YouTube.Then you get the best of both worlds and cheap.


I would still use my wahoo though lol.
I use one of these type (and Strava if going on a long ride) but phone can stay in back pocket. No point having a phone screen on all the time and at risk in a crash. And I use the phone for tunes. Besides, this thing can stay on the bike all the time so it's always ready as soon as you start riding. As long as you get the wheel circumference correct they should be as accurate too.
If you want something really basic, Aldi has wireless bike computers in for £5 at the moment. Use one myself as well as my phone. Work OK.
d8smt03/06/2020 15:06

If you want something really basic, Aldi has wireless bike computers in …If you want something really basic, Aldi has wireless bike computers in for £5 at the moment. Use one myself as well as my phone. Work OK.


Returned this one and purchased the Aldi one. It's great!
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