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.
This is a first for me. I do not break *anything* new within minutes of unpacking it. I knew things were sketchy when I tapped on the casing and it sounded thinner than a credit card, and weaker material to boot. But I held out hope, because I tend not to spend a whole lot of time with my handlebars moving against the trail while I ride. Next to pick up the sensor unit, which affixes to the chainstay. Same shoddy material here has me a bit worried a stray insect might destroy it upon contact at riding speeds. I go to remove the sticker covering the battery cover, and the cover itself comes with it. Mmmkay, odd it's not already fastened but no biggie. Remove the sticker and align the cover tabs up with the slots on the sensor unit and lightly turn it in the "closing" direction. Cover keeps turning. Remove the cover to re-align and 3 pieces of plastic scatter in my hand. These are the notches in the sensor unit, 1 further broken in half, the other just came off whole. Seriously, I'd be embarrassed to include this thing as a toy in a happy meal. The build quality is THAT bad.
This comp is bang for your buck! It has all the functions you need for your bike. Only cons I had were the batteries that came with it were both dead already. The comp mounting with the zip ties I didn't like too much since my stem is wider than usual and they only supply the exact amount of zip ties which snapped off right away and I can't find a zip tie that fit so far. I wish they used the rubber O-rings instead. Other than that it's a great value product!
I have used this for the past 3 years and it has worked up to a point. It clocks MPH, distance caliores and time. The cadance part has not worked on it and I have not been able to get to. other thatn that it works like a gem. very pleased with all the other features. Would buy again.
When I first purchased, I took it to a LBS to have it set up. My rides are on the streets, paved trails and I ride twice a week. I have had this device for 3+ years. Cons: Once in awhile, the cadence sensor moves out of range, and I have to readjust. The battery doesn't always seem to last very well. I often have to reset the watch time. When resetting the stats on device, I often have to verify each stat is reset, and if not, multiple attempts are made to ensure all stats are set before starting my ride. Pros: Works as wells as when I first bought it. I have found cycling through the different stats is easy to do when riding. Also, it has a nice feature (SCAN) where it will scan through all different stats with a 1 second delay at each stat. Definitely worth the money I paid for it. I bought it 50% off at 40 dollars.
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.