Activequipment 17 Function Cycle Computer

30 customer reviews
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+ This cycling accessory has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on ease of use.

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Some customer reviews of Activequipment 17 Function Cycle Computer

Most helpful reviews

Lee, Sunderland

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Superb number of functions and cadence (pedal rpm) at such a low price. Thoroughly recommend to anybody looking for a value computer with cadence meter. Also see my bad points which clarifies a few questions I'd have liked answered before buying.
Bad points:
Magnets sometimes move and are not detected, but this probably happens with much worse cycle computers anyway. Plus you can buy better magnets for very little.
The computer is advertised as Wireless, however it is only the speed that is wireless. The cadence (rpm) sensor is wired. When I looked, you would have to pay double what I paid for both sensors to be wireless. Everything fits on with different sized cable ties, and there are few spare. I snapped one of these, but I found I had some in my tool box anyway.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Comfort 8.0
Performance 8.0
Protection 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 May 2011

Tom, Bath very experienced cyclist

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
cheap for a wireless computer
Bad points:
fitting instructions very difficult to follow. very sensitive - magnet & sensor have to be in exact position to work - they need to be almost touching.
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 5.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Jun 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Lots of functions.
Bad points:
Bit fiddly to set up at first.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Comfort 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Jul 2011

Dave, Wiltshire

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Outstanding value for money, a similar big name spec would cost double, at least.
Very easy to use (re-set, mode views etc)
Easy to set up (i barely used the confusing intructions).
Main computer & function is wireless with a wired connection for the rpm counter.
Works in all weathers (hot, cold & wet etc), unlike my old big named expensive cordless.
The display unit (computer) can be daunting at first but is a good size, and is easy to read & understand.
Fittings & components are sturdy & well made, attached by ty-raps (no annoying hunts for a screwdriver to re-tighten things).
The computer unit is not as shown, so previous reviews may have featured the older model ?,
The computer is accurate & informative.
I would happily pay double to get another one, should this fail in the future.

I have been cycling for years & have owned several cycle computers, I have found this to be a great product and the best I've owned so far.
Bad points:
Not marketed very well at all, as packaging and description are a huge let down, there is no mention of wireless at all on the packaging or the web site.
The photo on the web site also differs to what is in store, so there may be at least 2 different types (old & new ?), again not explained / updated very well by the company ?..

Confusing Multi-lingual intructions ruin what is essentially a very easy set up task.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Comfort 10.0
Performance 10.0
Protection 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Apr 2011

Dave, Wiltshire

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Outstanding value for money, a similar big name spec would cost double, at least.
Very easy to use (re-set, mode views etc)
Easy to set up (i barely used the confusing intructions).
Main computer & function is wireless with a wired connection for the rpm counter.
Works in all weathers (hot, cold & wet etc), unlike my old big named expensive cordless.
The display unit (computer) can be daunting at first but is a good size, and is easy to read & understand.
Fittings & components are sturdy & well made, attached by ty-raps (no annoying hunts for a screwdriver to re-tighten things).
The computer unit is not as shown, so previous reviews may have featured the older model ?,
The computer is accurate & informative.
I would happily pay double to get another one, should this fail in the future.

I have been cycling for years & have owned several cycle computers, I have found this to be a great product and the best I've owned so far.
Bad points:
Not marketed very well at all, as packaging and description are a huge let down, there is no mention of wireless at all on the packaging or the web site.
The photo on the web site also differs to what is in store, so there may be at least 2 different types (old & new ?), again not explained / updated very well by the company ?..

Confusing Multi-lingual intructions ruin what is essentially a very easy set up task.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Comfort 10.0
Performance 10.0
Protection 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Apr 2011

John G, Weybridge Casual Cyclest

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Value for money
Bad points:
Keeps on calculating (adding more miles) when near electric equiptment so can't get a true reading. Have to reset all the time!
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 5.0
Comfort 8.0
Performance 5.0
Protection 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Apr 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great value for money
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Comfort 10.0
Performance 9.0
Protection 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Apr 2011

We searched for this product high and low,
from House of Fraser to Tesco,
no one is selling it, we're sorry to say,
not 419 retailers nor anyone on eBay,
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