Tag Archives: Power Meters

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