Tag Archives: Power Meters

Hands on with a $200 Bluetooth Smart power meter and precision distance/speed sensor

A few weeks ago I got in touch with the folks behind Velocomputer, who have been working on a Bluetooth Low Energy Speed/Cadence/Power Meter.  The unit is no bigger than your current standard speed/cadence sensor that you mount today to … Read More Here

Power2Max announces updates to power meter, upgrades for existing owners starting at $10

Power2Max has announced a software and hardware update to their existing Power2Max ANT+ crank based power meters.  The update adds emulated/calculated left/right power balance, as well as a temperature sensor to aide providing accurate power measurement and correcting drift issues … Read More Here

First look at Pioneer ANT+ left/right power meter and head unit

Note: Updated 8/31/2012 at 5:15PM Easter Time This year at Eurobike, Pioneer has finalized and announced details of their upcoming power meter solution, which is due to be out ‘roughly’ in January 2013.  The unit has made the rounds on … Read More Here

First look at new ROTOR Power Meter

This week ROTOR announced their first entrant into the power meter world with their new ‘ROTOR Power’ product.  The ANT+ compatible head unit measures and reports individual left/right power output – making it one of numerous new power meter products … Read More Here

First look at Wahoo Fitness KICKR ANT+/Bluetooth Smart Trainer with power meter

Today Wahoo Fitness unveiled their latest product – a Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ enabled trainer with an integrated power meter.  The trainer will transmit power (watts) and speed information across both protocols, allowing it to bridge the gap between dedicated … Read More Here

Polar Look Keo Power System–Pedal Based Power Meter–In-Depth Review

The Polar Look Keo Power System is the first pedal based power meter to make it to market, meaning, you can actually go out and buy one.  Announced nearly two years ago, the units finally started trickling out into the … Read More Here

SRAM RED 2012 Quarq Power Meter In-Depth Review

Earlier this year Quarq announced their new SRAM RED Quarq 2012 power meter, alongside the SRAM RED 2012 group set.  This would mark the first full new product release for Quarq since being acquired by by SRAM.  It would also … Read More Here

Garmin’s Vector Power Meter…unwrapped by the FCC

Within the US every device that wirelessly transmits in any way, shape, or form must conform to regulations set by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission).  This branch of the government requires that companies send in detailed test and reporting metrics … Read More Here

A weekend of new gadgets: Polar Power Pedals, heart rate strap integrated clothing, and more!

This weekend was a bit of a catch-up weekend on items to get unboxing photos on, and ensure I have all the photos I need of a product before I start using it.  I’ve long since learned that if I … Read More Here

CES 2012 Health and Fitness Gadget Roundup: Part I

I spent a crazy busy 24 hours in Las Vegas on Wednesday, as part of speaking at a session/panel on Wednesday there (which I’ll be posting on here shortly).  During that time I talked to just about everyone that I … Read More Here

Garmin Edge 800 adds NP/IF/TSS, left/right power, tons more data fields

Garmin has released a substantial update that adds the TrainingPeaks metrics of NP/IF/TSS to the Edge 800, as part of their previously stated plan to add it to the Edge 500/800 and FR310XT/FR910XT.  In line with the power meter improvements … Read More Here

Interbike 2011 Aero + Power Seminar Uploaded

This past Wednesday morning some of the industries brightest power and aerodynamic minds came together at Interbike to present a free seminar.  The agenda included: Josh Poertner, Zipp Technical Director, and Jim Meyer, Quarq’s founder and Chief Engineer, delivering the … Read More Here

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Polar/Look Keo Power pedal-based power meter

(Above: The shipping/retail box for Keo Power) By most accounts, the Polar/Look Keo Power pedal based power meter system is the closest pedal based power meter to public availability.  In fact, some units are now available at a few shops … Read More Here

Hands-on with the Brim Brothers Zone cleat-based power meter

Last year when I was at Interbike I had the chance to sit down with Barry Redmond of Brim Brothers and talk about his work on their cleat-based power meter.  At the time the meeting was conducted in a closed … Read More Here

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Garmin Vector pedal based power meter

[Please Note: Garmin Vector has been released, you can see my first look at it here.  In the interest of keeping things clean, I've disabled new comments here, and all comments should head over to that post.  Thanks!] Without question the … Read More Here

Putting together the Vasa Swim Trainer/Ergometer in less than 90 seconds

The boxes came a number of weeks ago, but it arrived the day before I headed out to Boise 70.3, so I didn’t get a chance to assemble it.  Then it was back and forth across the country to Denver, … Read More Here