[Yak] A computer that switches off
deanwisleder at comcast.net
Wed Sep 3 10:02:42 CDT 2008
Having tried a number of different computers, Cat Eye is the only brand I will use,
wireless or otherwise. The Cat Eye Strada Wireless model does not require pushing a
button to restart as long as the bike doesn't sit idle for more than one *WEEK*.
I agree that 5 minutes is the normal period beyond which manual intervention is
required to wake up most wireless computers. I think this is an extreme battery
conservation strategy. My Cat Eye wireless computers (I currently have three) run
more than one year without any battery replacement.
Unfortunately, all of the wireless computers with cadence I have seen won't work on a
Friday because the single sensor/transmission units won't span the distance between a
406 wheel and a crank arm.
> Stan Hill
> Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 9:24 AM
> To: yak
> Subject: [Yak] A computer that switches off
> So far, all the wireless computers that I've found ALL
> switch off after five minutes and a button must be
> pushed to start them again. This is the main reason I
> don't like wireless computers--I frequently forget to push
> the button to start it again, which skews the odometer
> reading (a critical issue when following a route sheet in
> unfamiliar areas). They all say "automatic start/stop,"
> but that apparently means only for the short time a bike
> stopped at a traffic light.
> As to why both of your computers are picking
> up the signal from the wheel magnet, my guess is that t
> he start up button is somehow getting pushed on as they
> lay in your ditty bag.
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