CatEye has several new cycle computer developments for 2013, including key updates to its ultra-compact Strada Wireless plus two new GPS-enabled models, both with direct-to-Strava download capability.
The new flagship models are the Stealth 50 and 10. Both have GPS connectivity for a convenient and compact all-in-one setup, plus a backlight and easy-to-read three-line/four-field LCD display, and the ability to download ride data to both Strava and TrainingPeaks. The 50 adds an ANT+ wireless chip, too, so it can be paired with power meters, heart rate monitors, and speed and cadence sensors as desired.
Riders looking for something a little simpler can look to the updated Strada Digital Wireless, which improves on the original with a digital 2.4GHz receiver and transmitter for reduced interference. Carrying over are CatEye’s versatile FlexTight mount and clever ClickTec design, which turns the entire lower face of the computer into a button for easier operation.
For the utmost in tiny, however, there’s the new Strada Slim. CatEye says it’s 35 percent thinner and lighter than the original Strada Wireless but also offers an LCD screen that’s 23 percent bigger for faster viewing at a glance.
The Strada Slim passes on conventional buttons – it is one
Even the matching wireless speed sensor is less than half the thickness of its predecessor – although, ironically, some fork legs might be too widely spaced for it to pick up a wheel magnet. The Slim also carries on with an analog wireless protocol, so keep that in mind if you live in an area that’s prone to interference.
For more information see www.cateye.com.