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  • Brand: Pioneer
  • Product: Bicycle Computer
  • Model/name: SGX-CA500
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Table of Contents

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Please read the "Important Information for the User"
in the product box for product warnings and other
important safety information.
Quick Start Guide
Page: 1
Table of Contents
Overview of this Manual .....................3
Getting Started
Checking Accessories/
Part Names and Functions.................5
Accessories............................................. 5
Part Names and Functions ..................... 5
Charging .............................................7
Charging the Device ............................... 7
Checking the Battery Level..................... 9
Installation on Your Bike...................10
Installing the Device.............................. 10
Installing the Sensors ........................... 14
Basic Operations
Basic Operation ................................15
How to Operate the Touch Panel.......... 15
Turning the Power On/Off..................... 16
Initial Setup ........................................... 16
Pairing the Sensors .............................. 17
Basic Flow of the Workout .................... 19
Logging Start/Stop................................ 19
Saving Log Data....................................20
Backing up Log Data to a PC ...............20
Viewing the Screen and Operating ...... 21
Troubleshooting ................................23
About Error Messages.......................... 25
Care, Maintenance, and Storage .....26
Removing the Battery ...........................26
Specifications ...................................28
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Overview of this Manual
The manuals provided with the Cyclocomputer consist of the Quick Start Guide (this
manual), the User’s Guide, and Important Information for the User.
Quick Start Guide (this manual)
The Quick Start Guide explains the basic operations of the Cyclocomputer.
Installing the device on your bike
Basic operations
User's Guide
[For American Users]
[For Canadian Users]
[For European Users]
The User's Guide explains how to operate the device in detail.
Customizing the CycloMeter (applications) display
Customizing the device settings
System settings
Firmware update etc.
Important Information for the User
Important Information for the User provides detailed information related to safety.
About the Cyclo-Sphere analyzing service
You can analyze trip data in more detail by updating the log data saved in the
device to the Cyclo-Sphere.
<Browser compatibility>
Google Chrome
Internet Explorer 9,10
For details, refer to the User's Guide.
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Trip Data Display (CycloMeter)
CycloMeter displays detailed trip data like speed, power, and cadence in figures. In
conjunction with one of the products in the Pedaling Monitor Sensor SGY-PM910H/
PM900H series, CycloMeter can also display torque efficiency and power vectors
for multiple pedal rotation angles.
You can customize the data units, categories, and layouts that CycloMeter displays.
Log Function
The device records a log of your ride, data such as elapsed time and a wide variety of other
sensor information.
GPS tracking and location information are also logged for detailed analysis of training
Auto Pause / Resume can be programmed to be triggered automatically by bike motion.
Various applications may be available in the future through firmware update. Refer
to the SGX-CA500 support page for information about firmware updates and adding
[For American Users]
[For Canadian Users (ENGLISH)]
[For Canadian Users (FRENCH)]
[For European Users]
This product is designed to be used for recreational cycling and cycle training
applications only and is not designed to withstand racing conditions.
Additionally, this product is designed to be used while cycling on paved roads only. Any
damage or malfunction arising from use in racing or riding on dirt roads, cobblestone or
any other unpaved roads will not be covered by the manufacturer’s limited warranty.
Display of Force Vectors and Pedaling Efficiency on the cyclocomputer requires the
connection of a Pioneer Pedaling Monitor Sensor.
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Checking Accessories/Part Names and Functions
This product contains the following
Main unit
USB cable
Quick Start Guide (this manual)
Important Information for the User
Warranty Card
Part Names and Functions
Front View
Display (touch panel)
Touch the screen to select an item or
switch screens.
[LAP] button
Press the [LAP] button during logging to
record a lap.
Press the [LAP] button for more than 2
seconds to reset the timer and record the
For details, refer to page 19.
[START/STOP] button
Press the [START/STOP] button to start
or stop logging. Press the [START/STOP]
button for more than two seconds to turn
the power on or off.
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Checking Accessories/Part Names and Functions
[MENU] button
Press the [MENU] button to display the
menu screen.
Press the [MENU] button on the menu
screen to close the menu screen.
Press the [MENU] button while the touch
panel is locked to unlock it.
Press and hold the [MENU] button to go
back to the previous screen.
Press the [MENU] button on the main
screen of the applications to display the
home screen of the device.
Back View
USB connector cover
Securely close the USB connector
cover when not charging the battery or
transferring data to your PC.
USB connector
Connect the USB cable to charge the
device or transfer data to your PC.
Provides a buzzer sound for alerts and
input confirmation.
Air pressure sensor
Do not block the sensor or the device will
not operate properly.
Bracket installation slot
Use the bracket installation slot to attach
the device to the bracket fixed to your
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The device is not charged at the time of purchase. Charge the device with
the provided USB cable before using it.
Charging the Device
1 Open the USB connector cover.
2 Connect the provided USB
cable to the USB connector on
the bottom of the device.
3 Turn your PC on and connect
the USB cable to an open USB
port on your PC.
The device starts charging.
When the device is off
To Power Up
Press the [START/STOP] button for
more than 2 seconds to turn on the
device for use.
Press the [START/STOP] button for
more than 2 seconds again to turn off
the device. Charging time is shorter if
the device is turned off.
Charging icon
: Charging
: Fully charged
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It takes about 4 hours to charge
fully (Power off or normal charging).
The device will automatically stop
charging once the battery is 100%
fully charged.
When the device is turned off, the
screen turns dark after 5 seconds.
To check the battery level, touch the
touch panel or press the [START/
STOP] button.
For safety reasons, the device
will not charge when outside
the temperature range of 0°C-
45°C. When the devices internal
temperature is too high, full charge
may not be achieved. In this case,
turn off the device, allow it to cool
down and then recharge it.
Connect the provided USB cable
directly to the USB port of your PC.
If the device is connected via a USB
hub, it may not charge to full capacity.
Make sure that the USB output of
your PC accepts 5V/500 mA.
Do not unplug the USB cable, shut
down the PC or use sleep mode
while the device is transferring data
as it may corrupt the data in the
4 Unplug the USB cable from the
USB port.
Once data transfer is complete and the
battery is fully charged, disconnect the
USB cable from the PC first, then from
the device.
5 Close the USB connector cover.
To ensure water resistant performance,
firmly close the USB cover.
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Checking the Battery Level
You can check the battery level with
the battery icon on the status bar of the
home screen and the menu screen.
Battery icon
When the battery is running low on
power, a warning screen will appear;
"Battery Level Decreasing." If not
recharged, the device will shut down
Operating Time Estimate
A fully charged battery can run for
approximately 12 hours.
Operating times may vary depending
on the operating conditions.
If the operating time is abnormally
short, the battery may need to be
replaced. For details, please visit our
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Installation on Your Bike
Mount the Cyclocomputer on your bike.
When you mount the Cyclocomputer on your bike, be sure your bike is in a stable
position to prevent it from falling.
Installing the Device
1 Remove the bolt from the bracket.
Remove the bolt from the bracket
using a 3 mm hex wrench.
hex wrench
Be careful not to lose the removed bolt.
2 Mount the bracket on the handlebar
of your bike.
Be careful not to pinch your finger
when mounting the bracket on the bike.
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Installation on Your Bike
3 Secure the bracket with the bolt.
Apply an anti-seize compound like
grease to the bolt.
Adjust the bracket horizontally from
the stem, insert the bolt into the hole
and tighten lightly.
4 Check the position of the fixed
lever on the bracket.
Check the red circle on the right side
of the fixed lever. If you do not see it,
the device cannot be attached.
If the red circle is hidden, push the
fixed lever into the right.
When the fixed lever is on this position,
the bracket can be mounted.
Fixed lever
5 Attach the strap to the device.
Lace the strap through the strap holes
in the device.
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Installation on Your Bike
6 Attach the device to the
Fasten the strap to the handlebars. Set
the tip of the bracket in the bracket slot
on the device and push the device until
it clicks.
7 Push the fixed lever into the
Push the fixed lever until the red circle
on the right side is hidden.
Push the fixed lever to
the direction of the arrow.
Before riding with the device, make
sure that the fixed lever red circle is
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Installation on Your Bike
8 Adjust the angle of the device,
and then tighten the bracket.
If the device is not aligned to the center
of the handlebars or not horizontal to
the stem, loosen the bolt and realign
the bracket.
After adjusting the angle, clamp the
temporary joint bolt and tighten the
Use a tool that can measure the torque
to tighten the bolts.
Tightening torque: 1.2 N·m
Front view
Side view
To detach the device
To detach the device from the
handlebar mount, press the fixed lever
to the right, a red circle will appear next
to the device when unlocked.
Pull back on the unlock lever on the
bracket and lift the device.
Fixed lever
Unlock lever
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Installation on Your Bike
Installing the Sensors
This device is compatible with ANT+™
sensors mounted on your bike.
Refer to the users manual of your ANT+
sensors for installation instructions.
This product is ANT+™ certified.
Visit for
a list of compatible products and apps.
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Basic Operation
How to Operate the Touch Panel
The display of this device is a touch
panel for direct operation.
Quickly touch an item
on the screen to select
or confirm it.
Move your finger in a
vertical or horizontal
direction on the screen.
Do this to switch
screens or scroll.
Long touch
Touch and hold an item
on the screen.
Do this to open the pop-
up menus.
To move an item on the
screen, simply touch
the item with your finger
and move it to the new
Precautions when using the touch panel
Do not use a hard or sharp object to
operate the touch panel, doing so
may damage it.
Do not use commercially available
protective sheets or films as they
may interfere with normal operation
and cause the device not to operate
You can op
• erate the touch panel while
wearing gloves. Apply slightly more
pressure than usual.
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Basic Operation
Turning the Power On/Off
Turn the device on
1 Press the [START/STOP] button
for at least 2 seconds.
The CycloMeter will start after the
opening message has been displayed.
First time power up will automatically
display the setup screen.
Turn the device off
1 Press the [START/STOP] button
for at least 2 seconds.
A power down message appears and
the system will power off.
Initial Setup
When you turn the device on for the
first time, the Initial Setup screen is
You can change the settings at any
1 Tap [Language] and select a
Drag the screen and tap the language
that you want to display.
The following steps explain the
procedure when you select [English].
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Basic Operation
2 Tap [Date & Time] and set the
date and the time.
Press and hold the [MENU] button
after you’ve completed your settings.
Time Zone Select a time zone.
Date Enter the date.
Time Enter the time.
Check the box to display time
in 24 hour format.
Select the date format.
3 Tap [Close].
The Initial Setup is finished and
CycloMeter starts.
Pairing the Sensors
Pair the SGY-PM910H/PM900H
Pedaling Monitor Sensor or other ANT+
sensors to the device.
Before pairing the sensors
Make sure that the sensors that you
want to pair are activated.
If more than one sensor is activated,
bring the device close to the sensor
or specify the device number to pair.
Refer to the User’s Guide for
information about how to specify the
device number.
If you use the speed sensor
sold separately and the wheel
circumference is different from the
default, set the wheel circumference.
The wheel circumference is set to
2096 mm by default. For details,
refer to the Users Guide.
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Basic Operation
1 Mount the sensors on your bike.
For details about how to mount sensors,
refer to the user's manual of your
2 Press the [MENU] button on the
main screen of the CycloMeter.
3 Tap [Sensors] - [Connect New].
4 Enter your sensors’ information.
Tap [Device Type] to select the type of
sensor(s) you wish to pair.
Types of compatible sensors:
Speed & Cadence Sensor
Heart Rate Monitor
Pedaling Monitor L
Pedaling Monitor R
5 Tap [Search].
The message "Searching Please wait."
appears. If the sensors are paired,
the information from the sensors is
6 Confirm the information from
the sensors.
Confirm that “OK” is displayed in the
[Error Rate] area.
If “Processing...” is displayed in
the [Error Rate] area, the sensor
information is not received properly
due to a communication error. Make
sure that the sensor is activated,
bring the device closer to the sensor
and try pairing again.
Pairing with the sensor may not
be possible due to the influence
of the 2.4 GHz frequency band. If
“Processing...” is displayed even
if the device is moved closer to
the sensor and paired with it, try
again someplace where there is no
interference from microwaves, radio
waves, or wireless equipment.
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This device is designed to log a variety of sensor data as well as GPS
location data during your workout. In this device, ”workout” refers to the
period from the beginning of the training to the end of the training.
Basic Flow of the Workout
Lap1 Lap2 Lap3 Lap3 Lap4 Lap5
[Lap] [Lap]
[Lap] [Lap]
(2 sec.)
Logging Start/Stop
1 Press the [START/STOP] button to start logging.
[Timer Started] is displayed.
2 Press the [START/STOP] button to stop logging.
[Timer Stopped] is displayed.
You can start and stop logging at any time while the device is turned on except while
the device is connected to a PC or during setting initialization.
If the [LAP] button is pressed during logging, a lap is recorded.
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Saving Log Data
After you have completed your workout,
reset the timer to save the log data to
the built-in flash memory.
1 Press the [LAP] button for more
than 2 seconds.
The log data is saved, and the timer is
The log data is saved in the “\Pioneer\
Log” folder.
Log data is not saved to the built-in
flash memory until the timer is reset.
Backing up Log Data to a PC
You can transfer the log data in the built-
in flash memory of the device to your PC.
Transferred data can be analyzed using
the Pioneer™ Cyclo-Sphere web service.
The log data can be uploaded directly to
the Cyclo-Sphere via Wi-Fi. Refer to the
User’s Guide for details.
Wi-Fi Certified and the logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of
the Wi-Fi Alliance.
1 Connect the device to your PC
with the provided USB cable.
The PC recognizes the device as a
mass storage device.
Refer to page 7 about connecting the
device and your PC.
2 Select the data you want to
transfer, and then save it
anywhere on the PC.
The log data is saved in the “\Pioneer\
Log” folder.
Save it anywhere on the PC.
The file name is the date and hour that
the training log started.
(e.g., LOG_2013_04_01_08_20.db)
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CycloMeter is the main application on this device. It provides the trip data of
your bike ride. When the device is turned on, CycloMeter is activated first.
For details about CycloMeter, refer to the User’s Guide.
Viewing the Screen and
The CycloMeter screen consists of
pages and data fields.
A variety of information is displayed as
a data field on the page.
Data Fields
Display the information name, type, unit etc.
You can customize the type of data
fields and their layout on the pages.
For further details, refer to the
User's Guide.
Changing Pages
Swipe the screen right or left to change
the pages.There are 6 pages by default.
Changing Brightness
Swipe the screen up or down to adjust
the brightness. 10 levels are provided.
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Zooming Data Fields
Tap a data field to zoom in. Tap it again
or press and hold the [MENU] button to
return to the page display.
When the [
• ] mark is displayed
on the right, left, top or bottom of
the screen, swipe the screen in the
direction of the mark to change the
units and kinds of data fields.
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If you have problems with your device, check the following items. If you
cannot find the problem, refer to the User’s Guide.
If a solution to your problem cannot be found here, contact your dealer.
Will not power up
Cause Solution
The battery is not charged. Charge the battery.
The temperature of the device may
be too high or low.
Wait until the device is within standard operating
temperature ranges.
The operation button or the touch panel is not responding.
Cause Solution
There are numerous possibilities for
Push the [START/STOP] button and [LAP] button at the
same time for more than 10 seconds to try the forced reset.
Do not do a forced reset if the device has no malfunction.
The touch panel is not responding.
Cause Solution
The touch panel cannot sense your
The device has a resistive touch panel.
Resistive touch panels require a slightly stronger touch than
capacitive touch panels.
The touch panel is locked. Push and hold the [MENU] button to unlock. When unlock is
displayed, it is unlocked.
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You do not know how to initialize.
Cause Solution
- Tap [Settings]-[System]-[Setting Manager]-[Initialize] from
the home screen to initialize. Refer to the User’s Guide for
If you initialize, the ride log data will be deleted. Save the
data to a PC before initialization.
Sensor information is not displayed.
Cause Solution
The sensor is not paired. Check that the sensor is paired to the device properly. If you
use the pedaling monitor sensor SGY-PM910H/PM900H,
refer to the User’s Manual of the SGY-PM910H/PM900H
and Installation Manual.
The sensor battery is almost empty. Replace the battery with a new one. Refer to the user’s
manual of the sensor for information about how to replace
the battery.
The latitude and longitude are not displayed.
Cause Solution
Reception is poor when inside a
room or in areas surrounded by
It may take a few minutes to display
the latitude and longitude when you
use the device the first time.
Use the device outside in an open area.
When you use the device for the first time, you may need to
allow extra time for GPS reception.
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About Error Messages
Message Cause Solution
Storage space is
getting low.
Please remove
unnecessary data.
There is not enough free memory in
the device system area.
Transfer the ride log data to a PC.
Delete the data in the built-in flash
memory from the PC. (page 20)
Battery level is low.
Please connect power
Updating will start
after fully charged.
The device can be updated only
when it is fully charged to prevent
update failures.
Charge the battery of the device.
When it is finished, the device starts
updating automatically.
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Make sure that the power of the device
is turned off before cleaning.
Use a commercial cleaning cloth to
clean the display.
Use a soft dry cloth or a cloth that
has been dampened and wrung out
to wipe the device or the bracket.
Do not use benzene, paint thinner, or
other volatile chemicals, cleansers,
or chemically treated cloths. Doing
so could damage the product or
cause the paint to peel.
Discharge the battery and store
the device in a cool and dark place
if being stored for a long period of
Care, Maintenance, and Storage
Removing the Battery
Remove the lithium-ion battery by the
following procedures before disposing
of the device.
Please use caution when removing
the battery. Please never attempt to
disassemble the device except when
you dispose of the battery.
1 Remove the screw of the USB
connector cover.
Please be careful not to damage
a groove on the screw head when
removing the screws of the USB
connector cover.
2 Remove the screw of the device.
Use a Phillips-head screwdriver and
remove the screws (4) from the back of
the device.
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Care, Maintenance, and Storage
3 Remove the back cover of the
device and the lithium-ion
battery cable from the substrate.
When removing the lithium-ion
battery cable, please hold and pull
the connector without pulling the
cable part. Pulling the cable may
cause a disconnection.
4 Remove the lithium-ion battery
from the back cover.
Remove the tape that holds the lithium-
ion battery to remove the battery.
Be careful not to damage the lithium-
ion battery.
[For American Users, Canadian
Follow applicable laws and regulations
for transport, shipping, and disposal
of batteries. For details on recycling
the lithium-ion battery, please contact
a government recycling agency,
your waste-disposal service, or visit
reputable online recycling sources such
[Pour les utilisateurs américains,
utilisateurs canadiens]
Respectez les législations et
réglementations en vigueur concernant
le transport, l’expédition et l’élimination
des batteries. Pour plus de détails
concernant le recyclage des batteries
lithium-ion, veuillez contacter une
agence gouvernementale dédiée au
recyclage, votre service d’élimination
des déchêts ou visitez les sources de
recyclage en ligne reconnues telles que
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Weight: About 75 g
Dimensions: 58 mm (W) x 58 mm (H) x 19 mm (D)
(without projection parts)
Connector: microUSB
Water resistant: This device has a water resistance rating of IPX-6/IPX-7.
Communications method (sensors): ANT+ wireless
Communications method (network): Wi-Fi
Positioning system (latitude, longitude): GPS
Positioning system (altitude): Air pressure sensor
Display: 160x128 pixel, horizontal 1.87 inch outdoor type,
Black and white
Touch panel (resistive touch display)
Built-in flash memory: 4 GB (user available capacity 3 GB)
Operation temperature: -10 to 50°C
Charging temperature: 0 to 45°C
Power requirement: DC 5V
Battery type: Lithium-ion battery
Battery operating time: Approximately 12 hours
Charging time: Approximately 4 hours (Power off or normal charging)
The battery operating time may decrease depending on the operating conditions.
ANT+ is a wireless personal network protocol with very low power requirements
using the 2.4 GHz frequency band.
For more information, visit
Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
Illustrations used in this manual may be different from the actual device.
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