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Old 01-09-07, 12:13 PM   #1
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what is a good computer that works in the cold?

I've got a VDO that hasn't worked since November. Can anyone recommend a good computer that works at lower temps? Will the wireless cateye work in the cold?
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Old 01-09-07, 12:36 PM   #2
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Try a new battery. My wired VDO has worked flawlessly down to -32c. Of course the LCD was a little sluggish, but that happens to all LCD screens at low temperatures.

Is yours wireless?
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I believe that there are some wireless ones that are watch type on the wrist. This way it can double as a watch and your body temp will help to keep it warm
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yeah wireless
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Anything that uses batteries is going to have some difficulties in the cold. That's the nature of batteries.
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yeah wireless
Then perhaps you should think of a wired one for wintertime, they're not very expensive.
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My brief experience of wireless Sigma in winter conditions made me change to wired unit fairly quickly. I sometimes have to leave the bike out in the cold overnight. I take the computer with me of course, but there's no practical way to keep the other powered parts of a wireless setup warm overnight.

The wristop computers (e.g. Suunto and such) have the same problem. Unless you get a wristop GPS, which doesn't require additional parts.

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My Sigma BC500 has been fine.

The BC1600 on the roadbike is hopelessly crap though.
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