CatEye HB-100 Computer

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HB-100

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.

User Reviews (7)

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Greg   Cross Country Rider [Oct 31, 2002]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: many different cyclocomputers.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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Luis Gomes   Weekend Warrior [Nov 07, 2002]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

All explained above

Similar Products Used: Tried VDO and Polar
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Roger Partington   Weekend Warrior [Jun 27, 2001]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

HRM only worked for 4 months
Poor aerodynamics on handlebar mount

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

Similar Products Used: Many Cateye products over the years
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Sarah   Racer [Aug 26, 2002]
Strength:

easy to read display

Weakness:

uncomfortable HR strap, bulky display unit

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...

Similar Products Used: none yet
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Sorin Srbu   cross-country rider [Nov 08, 1998]

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...

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
Stupe   Weekend Warrior [Aug 08, 2004]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

Bulky meter!

Great stuff while the strap lasted.

Similar Products Used: Cateye Kosmos
CicloPuls CP8
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Javier del Castillo   Cross Country Rider [Jul 01, 2004]
Strength:

Economic, easy to use, reliable, lots of features

Weakness:

Bulky sensor
Bulky computer
No light

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

Similar Products Used: Polar Beat
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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