CatEye is the leading manufacturer of cycle computers, lights and reflectors to cyclists in the world. Founded in 1954 in Osaka, Japan, CatEye has always been a leader in innovation and technology.
In 1964, CatEye created the first flashing lamp for bicycles. CatEye went on to create the very first bicycle head lamp using white LEDs in 2001. The company is truly a world leader in lens and reflector technology.
CatEye's first cycle computer was released in 1981. Now we offer a full range of computers to meet the demands of cyclists around the globe. Always at the cutting edge of technology, we were among the first companies to integrate altimeter, heart rate, and cadence technology into cycle computers.
From it's head office in Osaka, Japan, CatEye manages two factories in Japan and one in China, and is an ISO approved manufacturer. On the leading edge of technology, CatEye continues to innovate and lead the industry in bicycle electronics, and is committed to safety and comfort in cycling.
Since they were first introduced, CatEye cycling computers have been enthusiastically received by customers around the world, earning a reputation for advanced technology and user-friendly interfaces. Based on the concept of easy-to-use, easy-to-read interfaces, CatEye has designed and developed a full range of cycling computers with functions that meet the needs of both professional athletes and recreational cyclists.
By applying electronics technology throughout its line of cycling computers, CatEye created a new communication tool in 2011 capable of recording and sharing photos, videos, and trip routes using a combination of the hardware, a PC application, and sharing website. We established an effective system that lets you use a trip recorder with built-in camera and GPS to share ride data on a Google Map incorporated into the website.
In 2014, CatEye announced a cycling computer that employs state-of-the-art technologies to link with smartphones. By simultaneously providing a smartphone app that links with the cycling computer, and thanks to the increasing popularity of smartphones, CatEye has reaffirmed its willingness to seek out and overcome new challenges.
Cat's-eye reflectors, from which the company derives its name, represent our core technology. Our reflectors are compact yet boast world-class reflective performance, all the while complying with the standards of countries around the world. At CatEye, we apply our optical technology to our headlights, safety lights, and tail lights. As light sources--particularly those for headlights--switching from bulbs to LEDs has allowed us to ensure greater durability and more efficient performance. We have developed a range of new technology that utilizes the full illumination potential of white LEDs, including the OptiCube™ and Reverse Offset Lens. In recent years, there has been an increased demand for even brighter lights, which has led to increased battery power consumption. To improve the usability of our products and help protect the environment, CatEye is committed to increasing our range of environmentally friendly, rechargeable battery-powered products that can be used repeatedly. From safety lights for urban riding to high-power rechargeable lights for off-road night rides, CatEye produces a wide range of products to meet a variety of needs.
The uses for our light technology do not stop at bicycles, however. We also produce emergency triangle reflectors for automobiles, interior and exterior products, headlights and tail lights for motorized three-wheeled vehicles for seniors and agricultural machinery, directional indicators, and other parts. Other CatEye products often found on roads include construction work lights and reflective lane markers.
CatEye-developed products are designed to contribute to the safety of people and vehicles everywhere.