Suunto Ambit pair with Cateye ISC-11

Been want to try a cadence sensor for sometime, but the price for Suunto cadence is out of my budget. Thanks to Eric Liew for introduce an alternative to me, the Cateye ISC-11 cadence/speed sensor. Got it from Joo Ngan Son Bicycle at Uptown Damansara for RM 160.


Check “” for the compatible devices for Cateye ISC-11 cadence/speed sensor, it can be pair with 133 products as listed.


Thought of not to put on speed sensor because of the Gps was included in Suunto ambit, but only realized speed sensor can be use for indoor spinning on turbo trainer.


Installation is kinda tricky and give me headache. After consult from Eric Liew, it works perfectly now.


Steps as below:
i) install the device by following the manual on box
ii) Mr. Arman Aziz: “Cadence pod should be resetted before pairing”
iii) press middle button of Suunto ambit for few second -> choose “pair” -> select “bike pod”
iv) give it a few spin when pairing, it should pair successfully

Tested on 85km ride on this morning, working good as it should.


Comments (6)

Thank you dude for your explanation . You should add that the Cadece pod should be resetted before pairing hehe

2 years ago

    Thanks, Arman. I’ll add the phrase in as you stated. 🙂

    2 years ago

Dear Bear, did all as you’d described – no result. What would you recommend me?

1 year ago

    Did you bought a bluetooth version of cateye or you bought a Suunto Ambit 3?

    1 year ago

I have an AMBIT 3 and a blue tooth cat eye. My SUUNTO has 3 bike pod 1, 2, 3.

In what order do I pair?

How long do I hold the reset on cateye

1 year ago

    Dear david, the article i wrote is about Ambit 1 pairing with ant+ cateye, is too dated for ambit 3. You need consult from other owners.

    1 year ago

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