VDO X1DW computer review

Reliable but slightly bulky

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £45.00 RRP | USD $79.99
VDO X1DW computer

Our review

Tall head with busy, unlit display but reliable and easy to use
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This computer offers slightly bulky but comprehensive data in a user-friendly, easy to see display. The head is chunky and the mount adds a bit more height, but it can fit onto bars or stems and the sensor zip-ties on easily.

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The multiple display is busier than most, with time permanently displayed in the top left corner, speed functions nice and big in the top right, and the sub-menu with description tag underneath. The flashing zero where cadence should be presented is a bit annoying if you haven’t got the optional cadence kit however, and there’s no backlight.

The two forwards and back buttons for the sub-menu save a lot of scrolling. Side buttons, full menu text guidance and automatic recognition for two bikes makes set-up simple too. We had no interference issues with the coded transmission, and the computer comes with a five-year guarantee.

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This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.

Product Specifications

Product

Name X1DW computer (11)
Brand VDO

Description 11 functions: • Current speed • Trip distance • Total kilometres bike 1 / bike 2 / totals • Ride time • Average speed • Maximum speed • Clock • Digital wireless • Easy menu control • Water resistant • 5 year warranty
Weight (g) 64