Sette Alpha X 17 Function Wireless Comp with CadenceLet's face it. Up until now, wireless computers have always been a compromise. If you wanted a wireless computer without breaking the bank, that meant giving up on having cadence. If you wanted to go deep with a wireless computer with wireless cadence, that meant reaching deep into your bank account.
I've had CatEye, Blackburn, Sigma and other brand cyclocomputers in the past and had high hopes for this one. The instructions were written in sub-par English, so if this is your first one, you may want to get help installing it. It ran fine for a couple of months (+/- 700 miles) and then needed a new battery in the sensor unit. After that, no matter how closely I adjusted it or what I did, it failed to display the cadence, which was a key factor in my deciding to buy it. Oh well, I thought. Not well! On a descent, I hit a bump and the thing flew off - I never found it. So another drawback is the design of the cradle it sits in: after a while it slips of too easily- certainly more so than the other system where you slide it on instead of twisting it on. Conculsion: this product has some good potential, but failed to impress or deliver. Too bad.
One ride in the rain and the sensor died. Replaced the battery after drying the unit and it died again shortly thereafter.
12000 on the clock and going strong!
works fine if set up just right. I was getting intermediate readings until I tilted the sending unit out toward the crankarm, and put the crankarm magnet on the underside of the crank to allow the sending unit to get a better signal line to the head unit on the handlebar. It would not work hardly at all with the head unit on the stem, and was intermittent until I set it up as outlined above. Works fine now.
I recently purchased the Sette computer, specifically looking for a wireless comp w/ cad, that would allow me to view 2 to 3 items while training on the road or on rollers. Not only does this product show 3 clear numbers but it SCANS thru: Speed, Max, Total; Cadence, Max, total, time, clock, Calories, & more. It is more than I anticipated at an amazing price! I'm an avid cyclist, on the Road since the mid-70's, & used a number of cycle odometers & computers thru the years. So I'm familiar w/ what works or not. I did not want a GPS system. (Guess I'm old school) The Sette is easy to set up, however one must follow the directions closely. I would highly recommend this product to my cycling friends.
Bought this for my road bike. Install was fairly simple, the magnet/cadence sensor was a bit finicky, but overall easy. I find the display nice, I am just not used to have so many functions and having to search for the one I'm looking for. Works fine for my basic use.
Once i got it hooked up, battery in sensor was dead, replaced battery and it works good now, Haven't hit the rough trails or water yet. But for the cost great deal
This thing is spot on with average speeds an distances I upload from my phone to strava. I would not recommend for mtb, the cadence/speed sensor would slide out of place. The cadence/speed sensor filled with water when I was washing my bike, so watch out when spraying a hose at it. I've had no problems with rain rides so it is mostly waterproof. Also make sure to tighten down the zip ties extra tight or the sensors will slide out of place an you will not get readings.