Finally, a power meter that doesn't mess up your bike and empty out your wallet.
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.
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.
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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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I've had this 2 weeks, but only been able to use it 6 times - with mixed success. I have been swapping it between bikes, with separate clamps to avoid messing about. usually needs a calibration ride after being swapped from one to the other, but appears to be consistent once set up. Hopefully time and familiarity will hlp overcome this.
Like another reviewer here I have been using PowerCal to get a rough idea of power and also to get VO2max estimates from my watch. I wanted a unit that was accurate but also relatively easy to move between bikes and that didn't mean changing chainsets or wheels. I read the instructions, charged the unit, paired the sensors, and then did the calibration ride. I didn't pair the HR sensor when doing the pairing but it picked it up anyway on the calibration ride. All worked as expected. I then went on some more rides. When the wind gusts the power seems to drop a lot but maybe I am just not working hard enough! Reviewing the data overall it looks very good. Whilst riding I can train now much more easily to a specific power value/average that wasn't possible with the PowerCal even if overall the PowerCal is broadly right. The Isaac software takes some time to install because it needs 2 reboots. It is also not very intuitive. However, it is very powerful, and it gives very detailed information that isn't easily available on other platforms. It is also possible to merge a .GPX file from another device e.g. Edge with the stored data and then export the ride to Google Earth as a heatmap which can be informative (and it looks great in 3D!). The reason for the s/w being a bit clunky and time-consuming to install is because they use two pieces middleware so that they only need one set of code across all platforms presumably means fewer bugs (are you listening Garmin!) which is a good thing as it is cheaper to support in the long term even if the initial user experience is less good. Although it wasn't clear in the manual, the device also records HR and then stores a lot of information on the device as it has a built in barometer and other sensors. The memory will fill up eventually (after 746 hours or something), but the s/w can be configured to delete on upload, or when the memory gets to x % used. Overall I'm very pleased. The unit meets my needs 100%. I'll likely still use the PowerCal for commuting but for any outdoor training I will be using the PowerPod and I am looking forward to some gainz :)
I did the initial calibration incorrectly and cannot establish how to re calibrate. The manual does not cover this. The Power Tap support has not been too helpful. My PC cannot see the Power Pod. It doesn't have any problems with my Garmin devices so it must be the Powerpod. The instructions tell one to update the firmware. If the PC can't see it, that is not possible.
Easy install and no problem with the connection with Garmin ANT+ sensors. No issues even under strong summer shower. Until now used only for short rides under 2 hours so not sure about battery life.
Easy to install. Calibrated first time. Isaac software download simple and easy Power reading came up on my Garmin 520 and all working fine. Happy with purchase and can move it from bike to bike if needed. Would recommend. Charge port should have a rubber cap cover but cycling friend have been using these in all weathers for a while now and no reported problems.
Being a firm adherent to the rule of n+1, the cost of fitting power meters to each bike is prohibitive. My previous solution was to use a PowerTap PowerCal, but readings were frequently erratic, with large spikes in both HR and Power, meaning that while average data approximated to reality over longer rides, is was too variable to be meaningful over shorter periods. Step forward the PowerPod. It's small and unobtrusive, especially if mounted directly under a Garmin head unit on a combination mount, and once calibrated (a doddle) provides consistent readings without the spikes. In addition, unlike the PowerCal, when one stops pedalling power drops to zero, as it should. (The PowerCal relies of rate of change of heart rate, so while stopping pedalling mean that heart rate does fall, the power reading falls to zero over a quite a long time, if at all.) Like other reviewers, I am unable to do a direct comparison with a direct force power meter, but the DC Rainmaker review suggests that it tracks pretty closely. Good enough for me, and my n+1 bikes :-)
I bought this as an introduction to power meters after reading positive reviews from DC Rainmaker and other buyers online. Once set up it calibrated first time and now gives just the right level of info I need to track my efforts. The Isaac software is a bit bewildering so I stick with Garmin connect and strava to give me an idea of my performance. Best point us the interchanging between bikes which is a doddle. Definitely recommended.
Easy to set up and works a treat .can't complain for the price i paid from probikekit
I seriously cant see why anyone would pay 3-4 times the price of this.
I need to be charged before this power meter is used there was every time. Even if the various settings in Garmin, detailed the numbers do not appear in the Garmin. Only rough watt of numerical value is displayed. Busy in charge of the body
Initial impressions are a versatile power meter that is easily transferred between bikes. Setting up and calibrating the PowerPod for up to 4 bikes is straight forward in conjuction with the Issac software as long as you have different Ant+ speed sensors on each one. After a couple of rides to allow the system to settle the power readings seem reasonable although I don't have a direct power meter to compare against. The only issue I had was that the Garmin GSC-10 combined speed & cadence sensor on one of my bikes wouldn't give a reliable speed reading so I had to swap it out for a front wheel mounted sensor.