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    Rox 5.0 vs Cateye Strada 430 vs Wahoo

    Looking to get a wireless cadence monitor, think I have it narrowed down to these. There is a version of the Cateye (410) without the heart monitor, but it only adds $25 (vs $50 or so to add on later) and since the Rox comes with one, thought this was the fairest comparison. The Strada 4xx series looks to be the replacement for the Double wireless.
    Cateye is around $110+ tax delivered, Rox about $15 more.
    The Wahoo is nice in that you get the other functions of your phone like being able to use cyclemeter and other apps, but it's about $160 for the sensor and computer (I don't want to mount my phone) and doesn't have the heart monitor.
    Any opinions or anything else to look at?
    GPS support is not important.

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    I only have experience with the Cateye 430 which is wireless and includes HRM, cadence and speed. It was easy to install and set-up and works every time. I'm recovering from a heart attack so I wear the HRM every ride and it's very useful to me.

    I bought 2 small rare earth magnets that make the set-up even easier because the clearance from magnet to sensor is increased and less finicky. I put one of them inside the pedal spindle and one directly on the provided spoke magnet.

    I don't know anything about the other brands but the Cateye works very well for me. Good luck with your purchase.

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    2 things I like about the ROX 5.0.
    1. I can see all the info displayed while on the bike, without my reading glasses
    2. I got a docking station that allows me to dump all the data into the Sigma software on my laptop; charts, graphs, notes, that sort of thing. I think I pais $25 for it off Amazon.

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    I have a Wahoo RFLKT+, and it does support HRM. You add the sensors you want (and it doesn't matter who makes them as long as they are ANT+ or BT), and just sync them with the computer. I have a Wahoo speed and cadence sensor and a Garmin HR strap. My wife has a Bontrager DuoTrap speed and cadence sensor (pops into a spot on her Madone frame- very clean install), and a Motorola HR strap. They all work great.
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