CatEye's Padrone Smart Computer may have the easiest installation process of any cycling computer that we've come across. There are two steps: mount the head unit to your bar or stem and download the CatEye Cycling app with your iPhone or Android device. Done. There aren't any sensors or wires to position just so, and there's no risk of knocking the damned things out of alignment and having your display go dead mid ride. True to its name, the Padrone Smart's ease of installation and immediate boost to metric gathering make it one of the fastest ways to start training smarter. The Padrone Smart is based on the premise that most of us are smartphone users and smartphone users take their phones on rides. Since smartphones are, essentially, mobile GPS devices, the CatEye Cycling app uses them as antennae, using GPS to calculate all the usual ride metrics like speed, time, altitude, and the like. These metrics along with call, text, and e mail alerts are displayed on the Padrone Smart's generous screen when it's in Mirror Mode, even when your phone is saving juice in sleep mode. If you want to run the Padrone Smart as a phone free unit, it also syncs with Bluetooth compatible speedcadence sensors, heart rate monitors, and power meters in the head unit's Sensor Direct Mode. Of course, these are all sold separately, and we'd recommend checking out the Padrone Smart Computer Double or Triple Bundles to ensure compatibility. Regardless of how you collect it, the compiled data can be uploaded post ride to CatEyeAtlas, Strava, or TrainingPeaks to analyze, parse, and compare with cyclists in your network. Despite the Padrone Smart's increased functionality, the expanded scope of information is still laid out across CatEye's generous, oversized Padrone screen. The display is large and clear enough that the information on it is readily digestible at a glance no fishing through tiny print and across cryptic icons for your heart rate during tricky descents when you're ...