CatEye HB-100 Computer

3.29/5 (7 Reviews)

Product Description

The HB100 offers a full-function cycle computer and heart rate monitor in one easy-to-use design. Features such as Current Heart Rate, Average Heart Rate, and Upper and Lower Limit signals provide some of the best heart rate training information available. Included with the owner's manual is a section on basic heart rate training. This information can be used for everything from helping you to win the local bicycle race to riding to lose weight.

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stupe a Weekend Warrior from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2004

Strengths:    All in one HRM and spedometer.
I got it FOC from a friend, brand new!

Weaknesses:    HRM Strap not lasting, worn mine off, and it broke at the rubberised section. Replacement hard to come by.

Bulky meter!

Bottom Line:   
Great stuff while the strap lasted.

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Favorite Trail:   Ulu Langat -Teratak Tekala

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Bicycle World

Similar Products Used:   Cateye Kosmos
CicloPuls CP8

Bike Setup:   Rincon - Deore mega 9 with alexrim.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Javier del Castillo a Cross Country Rider from Bogotá, Colombia

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2004

Strengths:    Economic, easy to use, reliable, lots of features

Weaknesses:    Bulky sensor
Bulky computer
No light

Bottom Line:   
Buy it if...
your budget is small
you don't care about looks

Don't buy it if...
You wanna use it while swiming or wet sporting
You wanna look like David Beckham

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Favorite Trail:   Churuguaco Heights

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Trocha y Cross

Similar Products Used:   Polar Beat

Bike Setup:   Alluminum 7005, shimano stx rc, specielized tires, sun rims

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Luis Gomes a Weekend Warrior from Portugal

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2002

Strengths:    Like other Cateye products this HRM is simple to use.
Works well. Sometimes I found interference in the proximity of electrical fields or when riding near people with other brands HRM. Wireless sensor is confortable, easy to disassemble and can be found several wear components to substitute, like the elastic straps.

Weaknesses:    Two major ones; the two buttons have a tendency to stick after some use, mainly the left button, the one you use most.The major weakness is that CatEye people didn´t think about how to input odometer old values, like when you change bateries. I like to check regularly total Km but with this unit this value is not reliable.

Bottom Line:   
All explained above

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $95.00

Purchased At:   Portugal-Casa das Bicicletas

Similar Products Used:   Tried VDO and Polar

Bike Setup:   Mondraker Pensacola full suspension, Mavic CrossRoc wheels, Formula Hidraulic brakes(B4), Marzochi front suspension.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Cross Country Rider from Calgary, AB

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2002

Strengths:    Works great, never had any problems at all. It's even still on the original batteries after 2 years and over 7000km. It's nice to be able to change batteries instead of just replacing the strap. The stra

Weaknesses:    Could use a night light, and a dual wheel size switch.

Bottom Line:   
This thing works great, doesn't take up that much space considering. It's also dirt cheap. It does everything advertised, I just don't have to think about it.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   MEC

Similar Products Used:   many different cyclocomputers.

Bike Setup:   ATB

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Sarah a Racer from Pittsburg, KS

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2002

Strengths:    easy to read display

Weaknesses:    uncomfortable HR strap, bulky display unit

Bottom Line:   
After one year of almost daily use, I say with confidence the following things:
1.) Heart-rate strap is not ergonomically designed (read sharp edges) and likes to bite into your rib cage.
2.) It has behaved reliably but the buttons tend to stick and resist being pushed at all from time to time.
3.) The bulky unit on my handlebars has almost been sheared off several times, like when I go too fast (kidding!) but it has a dorky look to it.
4.) I enjoy having a heart-rate monitor yet trying to get service info is almost impossible, Cat Eye is based in a foreign land with no tech suppost in the US (or Canada apparently.) Distributors of Cat Eye computers are equally lost.
5.) Next time around, I'll go Polar. In the meantime, it's still working...

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Favorite Trail:   Devil's Den, AR

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   none yet

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Roger Partington a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ont, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2001

Strengths:    Integrates HRM and computer into one unit. Good value, especially compared to separate units.

Weaknesses:    HRM only worked for 4 months
Poor aerodynamics on handlebar mount

Bottom Line:   
HRM began to blink off and then eventually stopped all together. New batteries did not help. Also reset buttons sometimes stick. I have used Cateyes on all the family bikes for years. This product sucked and I had no company to deal with in Canada, just a uninterested distributor. I am looking at buying another brand because I liked the HRM while it was working

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Erie to Port Colbourne

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   CyclePath

Similar Products Used:   Many Cateye products over the years

Bike Setup:   Merlin Extralight, Ksyriums, Dura-Ace

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Sorin Srbu a cross-country rider from Uppsala/Sweden

Date Reviewed: November 8, 1998

Bottom Line:   

Great cyclocomputer with lots of goodies, for instance the pulsemeter. The pulsemeter sensor can be disassambled in parts and the battery easily switched, no need to buy a complete new sensor as in most other meters (read Polar). The wireless pulsemeter is somewhat sensitive to electric fields like from high-voltage cables and stuff, but it works ok. Sort off. The two buttons have a tendency to stick or get stuck if one crashes with the computer in a mudhole. A thorough rinse with water usually fixes this, but it will never be as when it was new. The wheel sensor is quite big, and it makes me wonder when I will snag it in the brush and snap it off. Hasn't happened tey but...

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