CatEye Mity 3 Computer

4.3/5 (88 Reviews)
MSRP : $27.00


Product Description

Building on the tradition of one of the most popular cycle computers of all time, Cat Eye proudly introduces the Mity 3. A dual trip distance allows you to keep track of intermediate distances. Now when map reading, you can keep track of just how far away that last town was without losing your daily trip distance! Dual tire settings allow you to quickly switch between a road and mountain bike. Other new features include a programmable screen, odometer, and average speed pacer arrow. With big buttons and a large screen, the Mity3 is now even easier to use.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roger West

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2013

Strengths:    Basic computer that refuses to die! Mine is at least 20 years old and going strong. I rode around lake Taupo with it back in 1993 and it wasn't new then..! I'm coming back to cycling after being off the bike starting a family and working - lots! This computer has sat dutifully on the bike waiting all this time - ok, I had to replace a tired battery, but yet that's it. Display is basic, but shows all you need to know clearly.

Weaknesses:    After 20 years, it is not as waterproof as it used to be, now in persistent rain, the screen modes will change like the left button is being pressed - I don't remember it doing this 20 years ago, but then, that was 20 years ago and my memory isn't what it used to be!!! The handlebar mount is rather wiggly, and finding spares is not easy any more, it still functions and nothing is broken.
Being a wired computer it is both a weakness and strength, if you catch a branch while mountain biking, you can break the cable - however, there are no sensor batteries to go flat either and the signal is always solid.


Bottom Line:   
brilliant reliable large display computer with no frills, goes for a very very long time - shame it doesn't do heart rate and cadence, otherwise I'd have no want or call to replace it!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by somethingchanged a Weekend Warrior from Singapore and Melbourne

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2011

Strengths:    Simple to use, provides all the functions that I need.

Weaknesses:    None for what it tries to be.

Bottom Line:   
I've had this on my bike for close to 9 years. Cycled 40,700km in four countries, from dry conditions to tropical rainstorms. Not only is it still going, but it's still on the original battery and with the original bracket and cables. Brilliant.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Treknology 3, Singap

Similar Products Used:   Cateye Mity 2 (lost)

Bike Setup:   Trek 7700 Hybrid

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Henk a Cross Country Rider from Groningen, Netherlands

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2009

Strengths:    This is by far the best available. So when I found them on sale for only $10 I bought a couple of them to fit out all my bikes and have some spare.
Best strength is the info cycle: dist>triptime>avg . That's all I need when cycling. Another one is the option to set avg etc to the large display.
And I do like the positioning of the button, it makes it easy to just grip the computer, rather than positioning your finger on a top-button while driving a bumpy road.


Weaknesses:    No holder for stem-mount. Is sold seperately but could have been a dual function mount. No backlight.

Bottom Line:   
With ongoing 'improvements' in cycling computers I wonder who actually designs these things .. there is not one out there I know of that lets me program what info is displayed, and in what order. Or an option to automatically return to one. Pressing a button while riding is distracting and troublesome. So why do I have to cycle through items I don't need ( who needs to see odo during a trip ... ).
The mity-3's minimalistic setup is great. It is not ideal, there are some wishes left, but it is a lot better than the current models.
And that's the bottem line: for $10 there is no better buy, and there are still a lot of them out there on dusty shelfs in the back of the store. Buy it!

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Favorite Trail:   flat dirt

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   local dump store

Similar Products Used:   The first ever cateye, sigma , velo-5

Bike Setup:   a couple of them

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jion a Cross Country Rider from Poland

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2006

Strengths:    Good price, reliable and durable. Totaly waterproof. Many functions and good, clear display (easy to customize). Setting it up can be a bit confusing at the beginning but is actually quite easy (just RTFM...). The sectional distance function is precise and REALLY cool - saved me lots of time when navigating by the map.

Weaknesses:    No backlight. Well, for me it is not a big deal. After dark I am usually riding back so... - maybe better not to calculate how far it is :)

Bottom Line:   
I am actually writting this review because recently I accidentaly dropped my Cateye from the fifth floor. It hit the concret below, the battery lid opened and I had to find the battery itself - it rolled quite far. When I put it back and set the values - MITY was working perfectly ok!
I never had the wire problem some people mentioned, even though I often ride offtrail through dense forests - but I don't do regular downhill.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Bike Setup:   Wheeler 3600. Sort of "long distance cross country" - the tires are large AND wide (700 and 43C). Shimano rapidfire shifters and STX.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by bernie a Weekend Warrior from Laguna, Philippines

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2005

Strengths:    Weatherproof

Weaknesses:    poor wiring in the insertion are, do not remove the computer from time to time, sensor sometimes doesn't work

Bottom Line:   
A nice buy for its price.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Neals

Similar Products Used:   Velo 1, 2

Bike Setup:   Rigid BIXS XT Group, GTS 24 spokes wheelset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Norm a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2004

Strengths:    Works, long battery life, seems to be accurate, computer itself is durable (unlike Vettas which kept dying on me). I think I've had it about 5 years.

Weaknesses:    Setting it to kilometres sets it to 24 hour time, buttons harder to press while riding than computers with top mount buttons, on long boring flat straight sections of road I obsess over the mileage and feel like I'm not going anywhere (but I try to avoid those).

Bottom Line:   
People comment on the durability of the wiring harness... which is definitely better for road bikes. The computer itself seems to be similar (the same?) to the Enduro that's recommended, and can use the same wiring harness. It also has a dual wheel size option so you can use it on more than one bike. So I bought the cheaper computer, put it on my road bike, and got the heavy duty Enduro wiring replacement kit for my mountain bike bike. Just so you know that's an option.

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Favorite Trail:   yonge street

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $17.00

Purchased At:   MEC

Similar Products Used:   Vetta, other Cateyes, an old Avocet, dead reckoning

Bike Setup:   One speed, no coasting

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tae Ahn a Weekend Warrior from Victorville, CA US

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2004

Strengths:    It is CCateye Mity 8. Cool design and multi function. Price!!!

Weaknesses:    fragile. Because of my front shock, the wire can not be tightened securely that the cable kept hitting the wheel and makes noise.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased Cateye Mity 8 paying only $20.00, thought it was a great deal. With a light crash, the cable broke on me that no information is shared between the sensor and the computer. I have to buy a new one.

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Favorite Trail:   Chino Hills

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   aebike.com

Bike Setup:   K2 Proflex 5000 frame, Fox Talus front, Noleen Rear shock, XT Component.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dow(mtn/roadie) a Cross Country Rider from Sac. Ca. USA

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2004

Strengths:    Very good product if purchased at discount. Trip distances in hundreths is a very good feature.

Weaknesses:    No back light. Wire may be prone to breakage on mtn bike use.

Bottom Line:   
This is an excellent bike computer with good features. I would recommend this product for the casual to intermediate rider.

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Favorite Trail:   American river bike trail & Auburn area trails

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   performance bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Specialized brand.

Bike Setup:   Lemond "Buenos Aires" with gel saddle and gel grip tape, Michelin kevlar tires set at 115psi air pressure. >>For dirt...Specialized "Rockhopper Comp FSRxc" with Avid disc brakes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kilian a Racer from Leiden, The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2003

Strengths:    A lot of functions; easy to control when you take some time to study the manual; weatherproof; it can be used for two different bikes, as you can program two wheel sizes in its memory.

Weaknesses:    The start/stop button. If you're using manual start/stop, like I am, you always have to check the display to see whether having pressed the button has actually started/stopped the timer. This is really annoying when riding in the dark. A button that lights up the background for a second would solve this problem. Alternatively you could mount a small sort of torch light next to your computer, aimed at the display (these are in fact being sold somewhere).
However, if you're not going for speed but for distance, you can just turn the auto start/stop on and you won't have this problem.


Bottom Line:   
This is the best computer I've used so far, mainly because of the large number of functions. It might not be perfect for riding rough terrain, since pressing the buttons is difficult when your bike is dancing in all directions, but for smooth roads, especially in daylight, it's a very good buy.

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Favorite Trail:   Any 'polder' trail: bicycle paths through flatlands

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $28.00

Purchased At:   Halfords

Similar Products Used:   Always Cateyes (CC7000, Velo 1, Velo 2, Mity 1, Mity 2)

Bike Setup:   Koga Miyata Terraliner, Shimano Deore XT; and MBK race bike, Shimano 105.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ned a Cross Country Rider from Williams Bay, WI

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2003

Strengths:    Looks good, easy to set up, cheap

Weaknesses:    very fragile wire, hard to access max speed

Bottom Line:   
I wouldn't recommend this unit to most mountain bikers. I've used similar products with no problems, but I broke the fragile sensor wire on two separate occasions, and tossed it after the second time. It was easy to install, though, and it would probably be a good roadie computer. It was really cheap, I think because of the orange color. It was also harder than most other units to access the maximum speed. I bought a Sigma Sport Targa and I think it'll be much better. For the same money or slightly more you can get a far better unit than the Cateye.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   cateye micro, ACT C-1, Vetta wireless, many others

Bike Setup:   Amp B-4 w/sram 9.0 shifters and derailleur, Truvativ Stylo Crankset, Manitou Mars front shock, Avid SD7 brakeset, Chris King headset, LP braids bar and barends

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mr Buitenhuizen a Cross Country Rider from Groningen,the Netherlands

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2003

Strengths:    Good protection againt all weather conditions, own experience: +45,-20 Celsius,used in all months of the year.
Easy to use.


Weaknesses:    none, about that wire; I still use (more than 3 years) the orginal wire and I have done a lot of extreme things with it. Just fix the wire good at your bike and nothing can happen. When you don't place the wire at a good way the wire could break also when it is thick.

Bottom Line:   
No compains about this product. The only reason I would upgrade to another bike pc, is to have a wireless one at my arm.

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Favorite Trail:   Cap Grinez (France)->The Hague (Netherlands)

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $26.00

Purchased At:   Local bikeshop, Gouda(Netherlands)

Similar Products Used:   pfff...I have tested a lot for one day the only differences between the bike pc's are the amount of functions and weather resistance.

Bike Setup:   about my bike? It is a long distance bike made by Koga
Miyata.about the product? Easy to use and to fix at the bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Cross Country Rider from SLC

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2003

Strengths:    Durable, accurate, easy to use

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
No complaints here. Supposedly not designed for MTB but I have never had one problem. Very easy to use. Great product. Save some money and get the mitty 3 now that the new ones are out.

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Favorite Trail:   Milcreek Canyon

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Bike Setup:   Ariborne Ti with Marzocchi and XTR

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SGT. ROCK a Racer from Edmonton, AB

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2003

Strengths:    Price
Easy setup
Useful functions
Aero fork mount


Weaknesses:    Not suitable for mountain bikes

Bottom Line:   
Bought this unit to replace an old Vetta on my road bike. The aero fork mount works very well - setup was easy. This computer is great for road bikes, but I wouldn't use it for mtb's - the wire is much too fragile, even for rigid forks. Use the Enduro 2 instead - big, fat wire, same functionality.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $17.00

Purchased At:   MEC

Similar Products Used:   Vetta


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben C. a Cross Country Rider from Fredericton NB Canada

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2003

Strengths:    Tough as hell

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great Piece of equipment. Ive had mine for years, and Ive never had a problem. It's tough. After forgetting to clip it all the way on, ive had it fly off from a blazing speed, and smash on a curb. No problem. Ive run it through the washer at least a half dozen times. No problem. Even the dryer a few times. No problem.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Bike Setup:   doesnt matter

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim a Weekend Warrior from Pomona, Ca, USA

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2003

Strengths:    Waterproof (even through the washing machine, opps dont want to try that again...), cheap, durable, multi-functional,

Weaknesses:    none so far....

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike computer. It has a lot of funtions and is pretty easy to set-up. It mabey hard to set up in the beginning but after you get use to it, its easy. Also, My mitty 3 cracked and i brought it into sport chalet. I got it replaced that same day. (thanks to RJ). Overall these are great to use and inexpensive.

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Favorite Trail:   Chino State Park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $24.00

Purchased At:   Sports Chalet

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   marin shoreline-trail w/ shimano spd m424 pedals

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