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    CicloSport HAC 4 PLUS

    I am contaplating buying one of these, and wondering about peoples opinion about them. So if you have/had one please let me know what you think, or if you almost bought one then didn't please let me know why.

    Steven

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJR3t2
    I am contaplating buying one of these, and wondering about peoples opinion about them. So if you have/had one please let me know what you think, or if you almost bought one then didn't please let me know why.

    Steven
    I've had one for over a year. It's awsome, but not without some small bugs.
    The total distance reads in Km but the computer printout shows the miles.
    The trip distance is in miles.
    If the heart rate belt transmitter fails, you can supstitute a Polar brand belt.

    The computer software, although hard to understand during the install, is great, allowing printing of profiles of your rides. I keep a library of files of all my rides for comparison.

    It has it all in one package. Altitude, incline, heart rate, Temp, milage, PC download.

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    I have had mine for a good 6 months or so. My computer reads out in miles. I believe either you chose during the install which units you want or there are metric and english unit computers available. The biggest gripe I have with it is the mounting. My version has a rubber band thing that goes around the handlebar and hooks onto the computer mount which additionally has a sticky glue/tape on the back of it. Maybe it's because of the heat here in AZ but that glue didn't last long I lost my computer a few times. I finally bought some small 3M double sided sticky squares that I put onto the computer mount. I was replacing them fairly frequently. Then again some of the road I was riding on were pretty bad and I'm surprised more bike parts didn't fall off. I love the altitude/feet climbed feature. The setup was pretty easy. Replacing the batteris is easy as well requiring no shipping to the manufacturer and not having a transmitter for weeks like polar. Overall I rank it very high. I have never used a polar so I can't offer a comparison with those. I have heard that the HAC4 is a cycling computer with a heart rate monitor and the polar is a heart rate monitor with a cycling computer. Personally I only use mine on the bike so I didn't feel the need for a watch type setup like polar has. The HAC 4 does come with a wrist strap though if I ever wanted to use it that way. Hope this helps.
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    Thanks. I am planning on buying one in the next couple of weeks.

    Steven

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    If anyone is intrested, I bought a CicloSport HAC 4 PLUS brand new off eBay for $289.00. Just got the unit today and am playing with it.

    Steven

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