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are wireless compurers as accurate as wired ones?

Old 08-31-05, 06:41 PM
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are wireless compurers as accurate as wired ones?

eg Cateye MicroWireless (CC-MC100W) vs Cateye Mity 8 (CC-MT400)?
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Old 08-31-05, 06:44 PM
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Sorry about typo in title. Of course meant "computers".
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Old 08-31-05, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by TJHOO
eg Cateye MicroWireless (CC-MC100W) vs Cateye Mity 8 (CC-MT400)?
I just switched from a wired Specialized to the Cateye Micro Wireless and the wireless is dead-on accurate as far as distance goes. (I verified this with computer mapping software.) The only thing that got whacky is when I was in a timed race last weekend, the electronic timing sensors goofed up the Max. Speed setting so it read 93kph, when I know I never went over 50kph. Otherwise, I've had no problems with it, even when using it along with my HRM. Thumbs up from me!

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I have a Polar wireless w/heartrate monitor and it works great. It's very accurate.

My wireless Cateye on my other bike is also dead on accurate.
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Have had my Cateye wireless for three weeks and love! No wires...dead on...great display.

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In general the accuracy is going to be the same and depends more on how you calibrate them (wheel size).

One thing that's an occassional problem with wireless is you get interference from vehicles and in pavement traffic light loops. This can throw off your average and distance readings because it will cause your computer to shoot up to 75 mph or more while you're standing still.
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I have a sigma wireless and have not had any problems at all. Its way better IMO than the wired ones.
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The only quirky thing is they don't immediately stop with the displayed speed when you stop. There's a few seconds while the speed winds down to zero. I don't know if this really affects average speed or not thoough. My mavic takes maybe 4 or 5 seconds to get to zero. I've had a Cateye take about as long and I still use an old Specialized that takes 3 seconds or so.
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I use a Cat-Eye wireless set up and have done for about 5 years. Works fine in all conditions, but the total trip distance always seems to be far less than my aching legs seem to think
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I just started with my Cateye Micro and don't have a bunch of experience with it, but it definitely stops running as soon as I stop....usually at the same time as my foot hits the ground.
I'm still fiddling with the settings for wheel circumference so I'm not sure whether it's 'dead on' yet.

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I have compaired my Polar HRM with cycling funtions (wireless) to my wired Avocet. Speed and distance were about the same but the wireless is much slower to respond to changes in speed, etc. The wireless seems to take a few seconds to respond to what I am doing where as the wired is like real time response. Given that lag or delay, the benefits of wireless seemed to be offset by the speed and quickness of wired.
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