CatEye OS1 Computer

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OS1

The first real cycling computer! Lets you decide which of the seven most popular functions to display. Customizable display allows you to decide the size the data will appear on the screen. Stores ride miles in memory and can graph it for the last ride, last week's rides, last month's, last 6 month's, and even the last 6 years. On-screen instructions walk you through setup / operations and includes a built in tire calibration chart for quick reference. Bracket/sensor and magnet mount on all forks and handlebars without need for tools. View data at 100% feature means you will not have to squint at little numbers on a small screen. ROM-based memory means you will never lose information, wheel settings, etc. when you change a battery. Battery life is approximately 370 hours and low-battery indicator alerting you when 40 hours of life remain (uses CR2032 battery included).

User Reviews (17)

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Guy Spiher   Racer [Dec 10, 2001]
Strength:

Very easy set up, Large easy to read display

Weakness:

Light duty transmitter wire, keeps going blank and ( EATS) batteries. Now its dead for good

Don't fall for all the bells and whistles on this one. There are plenty of other good computers out there FOR A LOT LESS. As I rode the display would sometimes blank or would go from the current speed to a much lower speed with no actual change. Its kinda nice when I went for aride and it said HAPPY BIRTHDAY across the screen as I rode along. Nobody else remembered.The thin wire and the weak mount means that this is meant only as a road computer. The setup was as easy as it gets but still 80 bucks I'll get two Specialized Enduros and a beer next time

Similar Products Used: Trek computer that I won at a race and all the specialized products
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
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Samuel Tyler Bayles   Cross Country Rider [Mar 11, 2002]
Strength:

none

Weakness:

all. large, cumbersome, difficult to use, lame sensor, too large, short wire. DO NOT BUY

terrible item. too many quirks. not easy to set up as advertisements state

Similar Products Used: cateye enduro 2
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
BikeNAuckland   Weekend Warrior [Nov 29, 2001]
Strength:

Rich feature set, really nice mount, extremely easy setup, very easy to read screen.

Weakness:

Big and heavy unit to accommodate the really nice screen and the enclosed brain. Price.

This is a very nice unit which is very easy to set up and use. I think that anyone who has a lower brain stem could probably figure this thing out.

The mount is really nice & very adjustable, and the attachment of the magnet to the spokes is the most intelligent that I've seen. I'd like to see CatEye adopt this for their other computers.

The only disadvantage is that the display unit is fairly LARGE and looks somewhat goofy on the bike. Also it is pretty darn heavy relative to the Enduro2. I'd like to have a smaller version of this thing, because I don't really need the numbers to be *quite* this big.

If you don't mind the size, this thing works as advertised, and works very well. So I'll give it 5 chilis, since dour and a half isn't an option.

Similar Products Used: CatEye Enduro, Sigma
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
hghgdhfgh fghfgdhd   Downhiller [Sep 17, 2002]
Strength:

Im gettIN THE NEW OS 1.1 CATEYE OH YA BAYBE. ITS GONNA BE PERFECT THE 1.0 WAS JUST A TESTER COMPUTER. THE 1.1 WILL BE OUT ON THE END OF SEPTEMBER AND I LOVE RIDING ON ATV'S SO THIS COMPUTER MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE ON A MOTORCYCLE OR ATV OR SOMETHING.

THE OS 1.1 IS COMING OUT.




OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
MadD b0mBeR   Weekend Warrior [Feb 26, 2002]

Further to my earlier review. Now its stopped displaying welcome messages! after it spend all of january saying Happy new Year, come Feb and it just stops saying anything! HA.. getting a bit fed up with it now. wonder if CatEYE have released a newer version that actualy works properly. lost a chilli cos of that.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Nick   Weekend Warrior [Dec 13, 2006]
Strength:

Clear, big display really easy to read. Very customisable. A few cute features like birthday reminders, 100km & 1000km reminders. Solid mounting bracket. Very complex analysis of riding with bar graphs of weekly, monthly, and yearly totals. Overall max speed means your all time max wont be wiped when the trip computer is reset.

Weakness:

Display seems to scratch easier than other products ive seen/tried. Fairly complicated to change settings. Too many buttons (5). Quite a big unit

Great computer for the technologicly able, with loads of cool features. If you lyk things simple, give this a miss! Sturdy mounting for this chunky cyclo.
I have been using two of these across my bikes for a year now and after racking up 4000kms between the two i have had no problems with the battery life like others have mentioned.
If you need all the bells and whistles, this is definitely for you!

Similar Products Used: Cateye Tomo XC
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
SOYLENT   Weekend Warrior [Nov 19, 2003]
Strength:

Has some nifty little announcments like you have just traveled the length of Japan and Happy B-Day (yipee)

Weakness:

Not very reliable, Eats Batteries, crappy display, Product Support is SO-SO

The OS1 started out to be a decent Computer on the Raod Bike but soon there were issues with the display fading and then showing black spots where black spots should not be. Then the thing got real cranking and started to eat batteries like they were going for wholesale (and they ain't cheap). I did get a rather good response from the Cats at Cateye but too little too late. There is only a one year warranty (this is probably for good reason). So, in closing you should save your money and by a lesser complex computer and buy TWO or THREE of anything else that will probably last twice as long. The setup is not a piece of cake either, by the by.

Similar Products Used: Vette (junk), VDO (ok), Avocet (was good now crap), Specialized (ok)
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
kent   Weekend Warrior [Oct 16, 2002]
Strength:

Free OS.1.1 upgrade hehee ^^

Weakness:

After spending a month with my os1.0, i experienced some misc. problems such as:
computer won't start up unless i press the reset button.

Previous to my old comments before, now i got an reply from Cateye Co. (Japan)

The OS1.1 free upgrade is now available.

I will sent my OS1.0 for upgrade
sweet ^^

will report again once i've test through the new OS1.1

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
MadD b0mBeR   Weekend Warrior [Dec 28, 2001]
Strength:

Big Display, Contrast Adjustable, large memory, multiple trips.

Weakness:

Software

Very nice computer, personaly the messages do nothing for me. The adjustible contrast and personal milage i find most usefull. BUT, cateye need to sort out the software in this thing as it has some major bugs. 1: I always have mine on auto, on 2 occasions it has not stopped timing when stationary. 2: on about 3 occasions the unit has compleately locked up and needed a full re-set.

Tip: never try to change any setting whilst riding or timing, it seems to freeze.

5 for value, as i got it for half price 3 weeks after it was released. 3 overall due to the crashes, but its ok as long as u leave it.

Similar Products Used: Cordless 2 (died, transmitter not powerfull nuff 4 6 inch fork)
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Scott Petiot   Cross Country Rider [Dec 24, 2001]
Strength:

Easy Setup

Weakness:

Lack of instructions to retain historical memory, even when instructions obtained from Cateye memory was still dumped on reset.
Locked-up 2 in 2 days, required a reset.
Extremely cheap and easily broken mounting hardware

Don't waste your time, this computer is way to expensive (for what you get) and does not work properly.

Similar Products Used: Cateye Endro
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
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