The 9 Best Cadence Sensors

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Cycling is a great way to stay fit, and in order to get the most out of your workout, it's important to measure your statistics. Some measurements, like distance, are relatively easy to keep track of, but if you want to know your rotations per minute, you'll need a cadence sensor. These handy devices can be attached to any bicycle and will help you train to increase your pedaling speed. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Wahoo RPM

2. Garmin 2

3. Wahoo Blue SC

Editor's Notes

December 07, 2020:

Replaced the Garmin Bike with the Garmin 2. While the old model was ANT+ only, the new version can be connected via Bluetooth as well, giving users more options. Similarly, the CatEye ISC-11 was removed to make way for the CatEye ISC-12.

New to the list, the Taope Dual Mode is a small, inconspicuous model that can measure either speed or cadence (though not both at once). The MooFit CS8 is black with bright orange details and can be paired with a wide variety of third party apps. Strangely, it is not compatible with the MooFit app. Unlike many alternatives, the Magene S3+ can't be used with spin bikes. If you're using it outside, however, you can rest assured that it can stand up to the elements, as it is both waterproof and dustproof with an IP66 rating.

January 09, 2019:

Since Bluetooth and ANT+ seem to be the two most popular forms of wireless connection, I found some of each type of device. Many options on the list have dual connectivity, meaning they work with both. Made sure to include a variety of price points to cater to the needs of both professional cyclists and people for whom riding is more of a hobby.

4. CatEye ISC-12

5. Polar Smart Set

6. Taope Dual Mode

7. CooSpo BK8

8. MooFit CS8

9. Magene S3+

Sheila O'Neill
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