Monday, August 26, 2013 11.00am
By Guy Kesteven
It was inevitable that GPS driven bike computers would drop down to the price of wheel sensor driven ‘cordless’ computers, but credit to CatEye for getting there first with the Stealth 10.
With no wires or sensors to complicate things, it’s just a case of working out which way round you want the head unit on bar or stem and then winding the strap tight with the thumbwheel. You do sometimes need to wait a few minutes for a locked GPS signal but, otherwise, once you’ve clicked the power button – hidden away from accidental pressing on the back – you’re good to go.
The actual onscreen display – speed at the top, time in the middle and average or max speed, overall mileage, trip time, and two trip distance options at the bottom – is pretty basic but easy to see and scroll through with the single mode button. You can also programme the back light and sampling rate schedule to manage battery life from 12 to 60 hours from a single charge.
Because it plugs into a cradle rather than a USB plug the Stealth 10 is also totally sealed, which is great for UK use. While the upload to CatEye’s own site is glitchy, it uploads to Strava or Training Peaks fine for simple ride analysis and KOM checking.
If you want more info, the otherwise identical Stealth 50 can be upgraded with optional ANT+ speed/cadence/hear rate sensors or as a bundle.
This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.
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