Velotrend Bike Brain Computer

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $89.00

Product Description

Velotrend Bike Brain

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rob Pecor a Weekend Warrior from LA, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2001

Strengths:    Interesting product. Does not work with all of the Palm OS updates. Had to 'downgrade' an update (which I lost some functionality) to get it to work.

The mounting only offers a few options. The mounting unit has come apart at some glued seems. Had to tape back together.

However, this is great for mapping out trails for ongoing use or sharing with others. Very nifty use of an old Palm.

Weaknesses:    Hardware comes unglued easily.
Not fully compatible with some Palm OS revisions

Bottom Line:   
A bit pricey, but is a great way to track your trails, as well as log and calculate average speeds over distance. Nice sync to PC capabilities where you can edit the route in detail to list landmarks, etc.

Wish: Come with an altimeter.

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Favorite Trail:   Dirt Mullholland

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   direct from Velotrend

Similar Products Used:   cat eye.

Bike Setup:   Trek 6000

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Monte Engel a Weekend Warrior from Devils Lake, ND, USA

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2001

Strengths:    Large display with easy shifting to other views (current speed, max. speed, average speed, distance, time of ride, clock). You are able to download the recorded data from your Palm to your computer. Once downloaded, you can analyze your rides.

You can also turn on the backlight feature of your Palm, so the screen can be read in the dark. However, this does eat into battery life.

Weaknesses:    Mounting system does not offer many options. On my bike, it places the screen in a too vertical position, making the screen harder to read.

Bottom Line:   
Very good.

Recommended if you already have a Palm PDA (will work with most of the older models), and like gadgets.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Direct from Velotrend

Similar Products Used:   Cateye basic bike computer.

Bike Setup:   Trek 830 with street tires.

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