Cateye Velo 5 computer review

No-nonsense reliable unit

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
£14.99 RRP
Cateye Velo 5

Our review

Ultra-simple wired option. Low on information but high on reliability
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This simple wired computer gives you the no-nonsense basics in an easy-to-use format. You get a two-line display with your speed up top while on the bottom row you scroll between trip distance, total distance, maximum speed and time of day using one chunky rubber button, a solid ‘click’ letting you know you’ve pressed it. And that’s it.

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You don’t get your ride time or average speed – it really is just the basics – and the mount will only attach to your bar, not your stem. For £15, though, you can’t complain.

The figures are certainly on the small side but you’re unlikely to have any difficulty reading them and interference from other electrical devices won’t be an issue.

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The skinny sensor is pretty unobtrusive and setting up this computer to begin with isn’t complicated – you just need to wind that wire around a cable to keep it out of harm’s way.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Velo 5 (10)
Brand Cateye

Description 5 functions: • Current speed • Maximum speed • Odometer • Trip distance • Clock
Wire Transmission Yes