Anyway, got it this week and overall I'm impressed with design and features. It's a little chunky underneath and I'm wondering if they could've made it slimmer somehow, but in guessing there's only so small these things can be.
Tested it this week riding to work and uploaded a ride home to Strava the other night. So far so good. I have noticed that mine seems to take bloody ages to find a signal (over 3-5minutes) which leads me on to my next problem.
Rode to work yesterday, switched it off when I arrived (you have to do this to stop it recording which is a bit annoying, I get off my bike at the front door then walk through the office to put the bike in the gym but the cateye starts recording again if on) so the idea was to turn it off, then turn it on again after work to record the entire journey. So left work, and Took a detour home as it was a lovely evening to ride. I also recorded the ride using my iPhone on Strava which placed me perfectly on the route, however, when I uploaded the detail from the Cateye although the distance was about right, it placed me absolutely miles away in another part of the country?? No idea what the issue is, because it worked fine on the first ride? Also today it just isn't finding a GPS signal when I turn it on.
Has anyone else had any issues with theirs? I really want to like it but I hate buying things that don't work properly. I was considering chopping it in for a Garmin 510 but it is bigger, fatter, I don't like the fact it's white underneath (I prefer clean simple uncluttered design), but even so the Garmin is well rated by others so may have to suck it up!
Finally anyone know where the Garmins are made? Cateye used to be made in Japan (my Strada wireless is Japanese) but the Stealth is Chinese junk. Dissapointed overall, maybe I just have a duff one but I've read other reports of people having issues with theirs picking up a signal, and I also think the front button should enable you to pause recording as its a bit irritating having to *f##k* about turning it off to stop it if you want a continuous ride with a break in the middle (I.e. to and from work).
I would sell it if it doesn't get better, and get a garmin edge 500 or 200, which are way better and as cheap. 510 is bigger and more expensive, but the 200 i think is same price as that cateye, if you get it through ebay.
Does anyone else have one of these, surely there must be someone!
The Cateye Stealth 10 / 50 are brand new, so you might be the only one on the board that has one. As for 3 to 5 mins to find the sats. My 910 takes about 2 mins if I am standing in the "right" place, longer if I am not. It is kinda a trade off, I want to see it "get" the sats but don't want to wait.
The 50 is the lowest priced ant+ GPS you can buy. I was going to wait till they were released, but I got a gift card and went garmin...
Brand new and clearly not ready for distribution as they don't work properly. Did an 85 mile ride today and it again placed me in the wrong place. It's odd as the map of the ride is the same as my iPhone recorded Strava one, just upside down / mirrored / and in the wrong part of the country. So it obviously works in one sense but not properly. Disappointing I must say. I will send it back next week and see if another one works, if not, it's binned and i'll go for a Garmin. Just prefer the design of the stealth.
Regarding the picking up of satellites, the Bryton I've got was set on a power saving mode by default. When set to full power it finds the satellites quickly and rarely has issues with mapping but probably at the cost of battery life.
I wonder if there's a setting on the Cateye?
I've always liked Cateye computers and was interested in getting one of these due to the small form-factor.
The claimed battery life of 10 hours (probably less in reality) is off-putting but understandable I suppose due to the size.
FYI, I am in the Kansas City, MO (U.S.A.) area. Considering Garmin HQ is here, I hope satellite mapping is not an issue but who knows ... well, I will in a few days, lol.
I got another replacement Stealth 50 today and it still isn't working. Still placing me in the wrong location!!!!! *f##k* that I am buying a Garmin. I have emailed Catyeye as I am so pissed off. I have a big ride tomorrow and wanted a GPS to use without raping my iphone battery. Guess i'll have to use that for now, at least it works!!
I recommend nobody wastes their time with these as they obviously have a faulty batch / design issues.
How do you find the 510? I was considering one, but this whole palava has made me kinda hate GPS now!! Is it reliable and have you been able to record your rides accurately so far?