If you’re really trying to be seen out there on the roads, you probably have more than one light. Maybe a rear flasher, front flasher, and sometimes even something on the helmet or your bag. Making sure all of those lights are turned on and properly set can be a bit of a chore, so wouldn’t it be great if you could control all of the lights with a single button? That’s exactly what the Cat Eye SYNC collection delivers.
Split into three categories, the SYNC system starts with the Core headlight at 500 lumens. This light contains the main power button which will turn on or off all of the other SYNC lights. It’s also compatible with the Cat Eye app which allows you to customized the modes of each light. The built in indicator also allows you to see the pairing and battery information of all the other lights.
Next is the SYNC Kinetic which is a 40 lumen rear light that also has Kinetic mode for active brake lighting. The light can be paired with the SYNC Core to control it through the front switch.
The third part of the equation is the SYNC Wearable which like the name would imply, can be worn on your helmet, clothes, bags, etc. This is a 30 lumen light which also has a Kinetic ability – though only when paired with SYNKinetic mode.
In total, you can pair up to seven SYNC lights which are all controlled through the Core light or the Cat Eye SYNC App. The app allows you to synchronize all of the lights so that they flash in unison, all activate in kinetic mode, and allows you to customize mode levels, and figure out which lights need charging. Each light is USB rechargeable with claimed weights of 94g (Core), 21g (Wearable), and 43g (Kinetic).
- SYNC Core – $90
- SYNC Kinetic – $70
- SYNC Wearable – $70
- SYNC Core and Kinetic twin-pack – $150
Cat Eye also had a few new products like the Volt 1700. This super bright 1700 lumen light has an impressive 2hr runtime on high from the self contained battery, or up to 15hrs at 200 lumens. Weighing in at 256.3g, the light has a fast recharging circuit and Hyper Constant mode.
To mount their lights and computers, Cat Eye has a new Out Front Bracket 2 which is meant to hold both a light and a computer. According to Cat Eye, it is compatible with lights and computers which use the H-34N bracket.
Last but not least was this interesting take on a cycling computer called the Cat Eye Quick. The simple computer uses an analog wireless speed sensor to compute current, average, and max speed, trip distance, total distance, and moving time. Built with an inverted LCD display that is integrated into an out front mount, you get the look and performance of higher end computers with a simple, stylish design at $65.