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Finally, a power meter that doesn't mess up your bike and empty out your wallet.
The new Version 2 PowerPod has all of the great features of the original PowerPod, and now you have the option to use it with your Bluetooth Device as well, using BLE. The Version 2 model can be upgraded to a BLE device by downloading an upgrade key from Velocomp the manufacturer of the Powerpod
PowerPod BLE/ANT+ power meter wirelessly transmits its power measurements simultaneously in the two most popular formats: ANT+ and can now be upgraded to function with BLE. This means that PowerPod BLE/ANT+ will work with popular bike computers (such as Garmin) and can be equipped to also work with BLE smartphone apps such as Powerhouse®, Wahoo Fitness, and Strava. If you happen to have both an ANT+ bike computer and BLE smartphone on your bike then BOTH DEVICES will receive PowerPod power readings at the same time.
PowerPod is the first power meter that attaches to your handlebars--no need to change your crank, wheel, pedals, or bottom bracket. Delivers both-leg accuracy on par with both-leg power meters costing 5 times as much, and accuracy superior to one-leg power meters.
PowerPod is the only power meter that moves effortlessly from bike to bike. It works with any ANT+ bike computer, and is the only power meter that doesn't cost a fortune.
How PowerPod works
PowerPod measures, up to 800 times per second, the opposing forces caused by hills, wind, acceleration, and friction. Opposing forces, matched identically by the forces applied by both legs, determine the cyclist's power.
NEW! POWERPOD + POWERHOUSE BIKE APP ARE YOUR COMPLETE POWER MEASUREMENT AND COACHING SOLUTION
By choosing PowerPod BLE, you receive not just a Power Meter: you a receive an integrated full-function training and fitness solution thanks to PowerHouse Bike App for iOS
Your BLE unlock key includes access to the free download PowerHouse Bike App, a pro-level personal coaching system that helps you achieve your fitness, weight loss, lifestyle and performance goals.
POWERHOUSE offers six informative and fun workout plans to improve fitness and performance, for both the general fitness market and current cycling enthusiasts. PowerPod BLE users get access to 6 free workouts (the first ride of each plan), a bike computer “Free Ride” and a Fitness Test (FTP) for free.
Each full training pack is available via your app store and includes anything between 30 and 90 individual workouts. This is a permanent purchase, not a one-time licence, so each workout can be used again and again. Plans for the fitness market are:
UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE, FULL PICTURE ANALYSIS TECHNOLOGY
If Power is all you want, PowerPod has all you need when you pull it out of the box. However, if you want it to, PowerPod can be so much more than just a power meter. PowerPod turns every single thing you feel while riding: the wind on your face, the roughness of the road, the incline you are riding up, the surges of acceleration or braking you do while riding, into a rich, full suite of analysis capabilities. For advanced users, PowerPod will help you bring your awareness to a new, bigger picture level – making you a smarter, stronger, more capable cyclist.
Easy to Install
You don't have to swap-out your wheels, crank, pedals, or bottom bracket, and there's no gluing or water bags either.
Can PowerPod really be so easy to setup and use? See for your self Click here for The Powerpod Manual.
PowerPod wirelessly sends its accurate, both-leg power measurements to your ANT+ bike computer, such as Garmin or Bryton.
Easy to Use
PowerPod has just one button, and a single LED status light. When you're ready to ride click the button; PowerPod confirms it's ready by the green status light. Green means go!
PowerPod includes an internal, rechargeable battery. You'll get about 20 hours of continuous riding, then recharge PowerPod from any USB charger.
Velocomp power measurement technology has been used by some of the top pro-cycling teams in the world. PowerPod incorporates the same, both-leg measurement sensors and circuitry used in our pro-level Newton+ products.
PowerPod accuracy is on-par with power meters costing 5 times as much, and superior to one-leg power meters.
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Extremely happy with the powerpod. If you carefully calibrate the unit - a once off process per bike - this seems to result in accurate and consistent power numbers. This is my third power meter, and the numbers are consistent across devices. I really appreciate the ability to quickly swap between bikes. The technical support team have been excellent, and the firmware updates are constantly improving the device. Read the DC Rainmaker review if you have any doubts. The only downside is that you need to purchase extra features such as left/right reading and Bluetooth LE. I think these should be included, but can live without them. Overall, very good value for money.
Excellent so far does everything I need.
The powerpod works well, and unlike other power meters it's easy to change to another bike. There is also software you can download and gives all kinds of data a out your ride. With the powerpod you do need a calibration ride, so for the first 5 mins will count from 1-100w before it will start showing your power. But great product. Powerpod have a forum and the guys there are willing to help you and check your calibration etc. Also not to do with the review, but the staff at prokitbike had been very helpful.
Well, it did seem to be working fine, then it stopped working. Think I've only had it for about 3 months. Hopefully ProBikeKit will replace it, they seem to be very good like that :-)
Seems to work pretty well, although I probably haven't set it up fully, but it is adequate for my requirements :-)
After a lot of research I opted for the PowerPod as a left-crank solution would be ineffective given a known power left-right power imbalance, dual-leg crank options were expensive and pedal-based options introduced bearing and cleat dependencies. Portability between bikes was also desirable. I hadn't realised that this is an evolution of an older product called Newton so the tech is well proven. Some effort is required with initial setup and there is a dependency on additional speed and optional cadence sensors for it to work but which can be purchased cheaply. Aside from providing live power readings which feed into Strava analytics etc, the data from the software is insightful and using the optional PowerStroke upgrade I discovered a slight power stutter in my right leg stroke which I am working to smooth out. This is not a slickly marketed or presented product but it is has clearly been developed and supported by knowledgeable enthusiasts and is well worth considering.
Arrived in better than expected time. Easy to install, i did purchase a Garmin mount with Go-pro attachment all in one to save clutter on my handle bars. The watts i get back are inline with others I'm riding with different types of power meters.
Been looking at power for a long time and they are just too expensive for me. So this looked fairly good and cheap, I researched this quite a bit and it has been tested by other against other power meters and seems to be no more less accurate than others. The setup documentation could be a little better, but its easy to setup once you get the hang of it. It also take around 5miles to calibrate which I did on a local track loop. Note that you need to pair the unit with a speed sensor not supplied. Works well with Garmin Edge 520 and Garmin Connect, Strava and other stuff seems to work as expected. There is software supplied (download) which I never used except for initial setup. This is good for first power meter or if you are on a budget.
Excelent powermeter :) Simple Setup measures: Wind Speed Hill Slope Elevation Braking Drafting Shifting and give you the power data too :)