I have a planet bike speedometer and after the winter season it seems that it is no longer functioning. It will come on when the bike starts to move but I cannot reset it and it seems to be frozen on the stats of my last ride where it was working. Does anyone know if this is a battery issue or just a malfunction of the device. If I have to get a new one how expensive and time consuming would it be to replace?
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I suggest taking the battery out, waiting a minute, then replace it. While you have it out rub the battery on a dry rag to clean it, and clean the battery contacts and inside of the speedo too. If it works after that you have a cheap, easy fix.
The other solution is to buy a new, cheap speedo. You can get speedos from about $AUS10 on ebay, so if your requirement is just speed and distance that's going to be the quickest, cheapest way to go.
If you still haven't got it working, give up and chuck it out.
Instead, get the strava app and run that on your fancyphone. Not only will it log your ride, it'll let you compare your segments with others.
You may need a handlebar mount for your phone, this is a downside. Plus my phone only gets 4hours life, so I need a power brick battery too.