The Ciclosport CM 8.3 AM measures all the usual parameters such as speed and altitude using multiple sensors. There are separate sensors available to measure cadence, which are easy to purchase and fit. The USB connector (supplied) can be used to download information to the website for keeping a log of your training.
The Ciclosport CM 8.3 AM Sets Up Easily
The Ciclosport CM 8.3 AM is easy to install, using the Twist-Klick handlebar bracket. The sensors are also easy to fit with the ties provided in the box. The Ciclosport CM 8.3 AM manual takes a bit of working out, especially if you are installing the extras (heart rate monitor and cadence) at a later date. The best thing would be to read the manual, install the unit and then read the manual again; that way you will not only clarify questions but you will be getting the best out of your Ciclosport CM 8.3 AM. This is general good advice for any setting up procedure.
The Ciclosport CM 8.3 AM is very good looking with probably the clearest screen I have ever used. There are no fancy bits, just the three chosen parameters, clearly laid out in very dense black digits. A quick glance down when using the Ciclosport CM 8.3 AM is all it takes to see whats what. The buttons are well placed as well, and reassuringly chunky in use. The centre one may cause a problem when wearing gloves, but I have no experience of that as yet. The unit looks well sealed and ready to withstand any weather again, I have been lucky so far with the rain when I have been out. The connectivity to the internet has been smooth so far and I find it a useful tool to keep track of my training.
Ciclosport CM 8.3 AM Niggles
There are a few issues that the Ciclosport CM 8.3 AM has presented me with, but nothing that would stop me buying it. The main drawback for me really is the price you dont get much thrown in with the Ciclosport CM 8.3 AM compared with other units of the same or very similar price. But then, to be fair, what you do get is of the very highest specification, so that probably balances out pretty well. The Twist-Klick handlebar mount is quite sturdy, but I wonder how many twists and clicks it will take well have to see about that one.
Would I recommend a Ciclosport CM 8.3 AM? Depends on who I am recommending it to. For the cyclist who wants top of the range quality without too many bells and whistles then I would say the Ciclosport CM 8.3 AM is right up their street. For the more techno-aware who wants to play with a lot of parameters and test technology to the max then perhaps not. With a quality build, the Ciclosport CM 8.3 AM will last you a long time and that might not suit the person who wants all the latest stuff right now!