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    Cateye Stealth 50

    Does anyone have any experience with this computer?

    I was going to get a Garmin Edge 200, I just wanted something cheap so I can stop using my old cell phone, and this seemed to fit the bill at $130 from my LBS.

    Another LBS, got in these Cateye Stealth 50's, and they are $150, and they are ANT+ as well, for $20 more than the Garmin, they seem to be the better choice, but they are also brand new.

    Does anyone have experience with these yet?


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    Not a single reply, eh? haha

    Picked it up anyways, it's nice and I like it already.

    Only thing is, you need a PHD in Engrish for the manual that comes with it, but if you go to the website, you can find a manual in perfect English. That's my only complaint so far.
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    by all means, post updates about it. your advice might sway someone one way or another on it.

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    Used it for 3 days and returned it. I could not get it to work with their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    by all means, post updates about it. your advice might sway someone one way or another on it.
    I'll do that. Maybe I'll create a review on it.

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    Used it for 3 days and returned it. I could not get it to work with their website.
    I'll admit, the software is pretty ****. But, it does what's needed and it works, it's just archaic and crude. BUT, it auto-updates to Strava, so that's a huge plus to me.

    The device itself is very nice. I got it for an even $150 (from my LBS no less), and from my research, there wasn't another GPS/ANT+ computer in this price range. I mean, online the Edge 500 is $150 $250 (not sure why I put $150), but it sells for $300, and the Stealth 50 is $135 online/$150 locally.

    Here's what it looks like on Strava: Mountain Bike Ride Profile | Carter Rd near Bartow | Times and Records | Strava
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    does anyone know if this can be used for running as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bosbik View Post
    does anyone know if this can be used for running as well?
    You can export the data as a gpx file, so I'm sure you can, but I don't know how you'd carry it, unless you literally just carried it. There's no straps for it anything like that.

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    yeah...i intend to just put it in my pack or modify a strap thingy for it...is it sensitive enough to record running speed or is its sampling rate too wide spread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bosbik View Post
    yeah...i intend to just put it in my pack or modify a strap thingy for it...is it sensitive enough to record running speed or is its sampling rate too wide spread?
    Sampling rate is adjustable from 1s, 3s and 5s.

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    Cateye Stealth 50

    I think most amart sampling works really well while running so I wouldn't worry about that.

    You do lose accuracy when you put a gps in a pack or pocket so the more open to the sky it is, the better.

    I bought a refurb Garmin Forerunner for pretty cheap. I have actually also used it a bit biking recently too.

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    wow..thanks guys...i think I may give this a try...garmin's a bit out of my budget..the cateye is cheaper locally.

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    I have a Garmin Forerunner 310XT, which I use for both running and cycling. It's designed for triathletes, so it handles both sports well. On the bike I just strap the wristband around the handlebar, I don't even have the "official" bicycle mount for it.
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    If anyone does decide to pick one up, just throw out the manual that came with it immediately. Don't even look at it, it's a piece of **** manual and they should be ashamed for including it. Go to the website and download the manual from the Cateye Stealth 50 page (linked in the OP), it's a great manual.
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    A few more thoughts -

    It's touted as completely water proof, and I can confirm it is. I went riding in a rain storm last night, and it was soaked, and still works perfectly. I also never lost GPS contact, and it was 100% cloud coverage and under trees I'd say 80% of the time.

    The PC software was just updated to version 1.0.1 and it seems to be tremendously more stable, so it seems they are aware that the software needs work and are addressing it.

    This being $150 new locally, and $135 new online, I'm convinced this is the best ANT+ cyclocomputer sub-$200, especially since used Garmin 500's go for around $200.
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    How precise/accurate do the mapping exports look?

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    Re: Cateye Stealth 50

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    How precise/accurate do the mapping exports look?
    Look at post #5. I posted a Strava link.



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    Nice! Can't zoom in that far, but that looks great.

    Makes me wish I had gotten the 50, kind of. Do you have the HRM? Will strava show you what your HR was at any point on the trail?

    And how do you know which HRM will work with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdameron View Post
    Nice! Can't zoom in that far, but that looks great.

    Makes me wish I had gotten the 50, kind of. Do you have the HRM? Will strava show you what your HR was at any point on the trail?

    And how do you know which HRM will work with it?
    Click the map in the link, where it opens the actual workout, and in the top right of the map, you're able to change the views. Click satellite view and you can zoom in very far.

    As far as HRM's go, this was delivered to my house an hour ago (wow, it was $20 when I bought it on Friday!). When I get off work, I'm going to give it an hour or so to charge, and then head out and use it. I'll be sure to post back how it looks in Strava.
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    I have a Stealth 50

    Its not super intuitive but I really like mine so far. You just have to remember to end the trip (hold the menu button) and then you can upload. Turning it off doesn't do it. As stated before the instructions that come with it suck go get the PDF from cateye and read it.... like really read it. As long as you do this you can work this thing its not that hard but it does have me thinking Japanese intuition is different than American.

    For the record I road today in constant rain and in PNW woods, I had a signal the whole time.
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    Just bought myself one. Horrible instructions. Also bought the over-priced heart monitor. I can't get it to display. It seems to be receiving the signal, but no display. I see the "H" flashing. Nothing seems to work the way the directions tell you.

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    Re: Cateye Stealth 50

    Quote Originally Posted by carsong View Post
    Just bought myself one. Horrible instructions. Also bought the over-priced heart monitor. I can't get it to display. It seems to be receiving the signal, but no display. I see the "H" flashing. Nothing seems to work the way the directions tell you.
    Go to the website. Much better manual there.

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    Sorry if this question has already been asked, but can someone post a sample *.ces or *.gpx from the Cateye Stealth 50? I'm interested in the file format when I download a trip. Specifically, are the values for cadence and heartrate written to the *.ces and *.gpx files in an ASCII format (of course, including the GPS track)? Thanks.

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    I don't have a cadence or HR monitor but hopefully this will help
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    derekbob, thanks for the quick reply. Were you recording heartrate and cadence during that ride? Looks like only lat/lon, elevation, speed, and time are recorded for each sample. And after looking at the GPX standard on GPX: the GPS Exchange Format, I doubt GPX handles HR and cadence.

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    I was not recording cadence or hr. I am getting a cadence/speed monitor today. You have the option to export a cateyeAtlas, gpx, or fit file using the cateye sync software, you may get more options with more sensors. There is a 1 button upload to strava option which is what I use.

    I don't know about the info carried in each file type, I'm still new to GPS.

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