CatEye Mity 3 Computer

CatEye Mity 3 Computer 

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.

USER REVIEWS

Showing 1-10 of 88  
[Jun 28, 2013]
Roger West

Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 31, 2011]
somethingchanged
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

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

Weakness:

None for what it tries to be.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Cateye Mity 2 (lost)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 30, 2009]
Henk
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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

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!

Similar Products Used:

The first ever cateye, sigma , velo-5

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 10, 2003]
Mr Buitenhuizen
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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

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.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 03, 2001]
Bob
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Good display-easy to read
weather proof

Weakness:

Cable has snapped on two of the three Mity 3's my other bike riding mates have

Yeah. Not too bad at all, especially compared to my old Sigma (which was total cr#*p).
Good functions, good value, seems well put together.
I would suggest buying one of these if you dont need cadence functions.
Dual distance is very handy too

Similar Products Used:

Sigma enduro

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 09, 2002]
reckless rickie
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

pretty robust

Weakness:

needs a firm push to activate

this has top value rating, its cheap, simple, and does the job. i had alot of problems with accuracy at first, as every bump that engaged the front suspension wld cause it to miss a revolution; but then i changed to the 'B' mode (which i think calibrates on every second revolution) and have had no problems. been out in florida thunderstorms with it several times. i was in a crash and broke one of the plastic clips on the mount, but i added a rubber band to my setup and the cateye continues to work just fine.

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 28, 2001]
Gary Gao
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

durable, easy to install, large LCD screen, many functions

Weakness:

the wire is not heavy-duty,

this computer is the only one i have used. i love it very much, after numerous crashes and many scratches on the surface, it still works without a hitch. so many functions make me easy to know everything in time. the big LCD screen makes my view comfortable. but the wire is not so good as the rest. it snapped after a crash recently..a new bracket with sensor and wire is expensive. but i managed to solder the rest wire into the bracket. and it now works again! a great stuff, worth recommandation.

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 26, 2001]
Top Cat
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

big numbers for speed, very accurate clock (error is only ~5sec/mo)

Weakness:

very tough buttons. it is really tricky to hold 'em for 2 seconds,
functions not resettable separately

the device has limited function set, as for me,
but dont expect to find anything more sophisticated for
that money.
I'd prefer avocet 45tt for its funcs, but avocet computers are not available in my country.
probably the best single-magnet-system cyclometer.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 30, 2003]
Kilian
Racer

Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Always Cateyes (CC7000, Velo 1, Velo 2, Mity 1, Mity 2)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 15, 2001]
Hennie Lacock
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Very accurate and durable. Large LCD very nice, average arrow very very nice!!! Nice to have three different ODO's, has all the basics and more.

Weakness:

Cable not for the rough rider, clip off a problem some times.

For the price, the best buy average cross-country riders can make! Just watch your cable and it'll be fine. I use the three different ODO's for total bike distance, total tire distance and total race distance.

Similar Products Used:

VDO

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Showing 1-10 of 88  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

mtbr.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.