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AeroPod+ Power Meter

Josh Matthew June 16, 2019
4.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$399.00$558.00

The only device that can simultaneously measure power AND aerodynamic drag

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Description

AeroPod+ Power Meter

Meet the new AeroPod+ Power Meter, Velocomp’s latest and greatest power meter! Like the previous generation PowerPod, the AeroPod mounts on your handlebars and uses opposing force technology to measure power. Once set up and configured, it is accurate and provides loads of data through its free Isaac software. In addition, due to its unique design, it is affordable, light weight, compatible with any bike and can be moved from bike to bike.

 

The AeroPod as a Standalone Power Meter

When used on its own, the AeroPod measures and sends power data directly to your bicycle computer or head unit. In fact, in addition to an all new slim design, the AeroPod uses a completely new generation of sensors, which makes it more accurate and consistent than its predecessor.

 

The AeroPod Combined with a DFPM = Power + CdA Analysis

When used in conjunction with a direct force power meter (DFPM), the AeroPod Power Meter also provides real-time, aerodynamic drag data (or coefficient of drag – CdA). The AeroPod is the only device available that can simultaneously measure power AND aerodynamic drag!

Cyclists are increasingly focusing on improving their aerodynamics. For a given watt, the more aerodynamic you are, the faster you will go. The AeroPod provides a real-time, 3-digit measurement of your CdA as well as on-the-road measurement of time advantage. This tells you how much time you gain or lose during your ride due to changes in your position.

In addition, the Velocomp AeroPod features dual ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART, a USB rechargeable battery and comes loaded with Velocomp’s PowerStroke Software which allows you to see wasted watts, motion and distance.

 

AeroPod Power Meter Highlights

CdA Measurement

The only device available that can simultaneously measure power AND aerodynamic drag (or coefficient of drag – CdA).

ANT+ and BLE

The power meter comes with both ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART. This means you can use it with a bicycle computer or smart phone.

PowerStroke

PowerStroke comes fully loaded on the AeroPod Power Meter, allowing you to analyze your pedal stroke in great detail.

Compatible

The AeroPod will work with any bike. In addition, you don’t have to change out any of your favorite components.

Easily Transferable

Since the power meter attaches to the handlebars, it can be quickly and easily transferred from bike to bike.

Light Weight

The AeroPod weighs just 40 grams, or 125 grams when paired with the Garmin mount. This is much less than some larger, crank-based power meters.

Options

Version

You can choose between the AeroPod+ or the AeroPod. The two versions are nearly identical, however the AeroPod+ adds Velocomp’s PowerStroke and GPS Tracker features.

Handlebar Mounts

The AeroPod Power Meter comes with the Standard Mount. The Standard Mount works on 31.8 mm road and MTB bars. It mounts the AeroPod only and your bicycle computer would need to be mounted on its own mount, next to the AeroPod.

If you would like your AeroPod and Garmin to be on the same mount for a cleaner look, or have a TT bike, you can choose to purchase an upgraded mount for use with the AeroPod and/or Garmin head unit. Below, you will find all of the mount options based on bike type. Please also refer to the pictures at the top of this page where we show images of each of the 4 mount options.

  • Road Bike Options
    • Standard Mount (mounts your AeroPod only)
    • Garmin Combo Road Mount (mounts both your Garmin and AeroPod on the same mount)
  •  TT Bike Options
    • TT Mount – Aero Bars (mounts your AeroPod only)
    • Garmin Combo TT Mount – Round Bars (mounts both your Garmin and AeroPod on the same mount)
  •  MTB Options
    • Standard Mount (mounts your AeroPod only)
    • Garmin Combo Road Mount (mounts both your Garmin and AeroPod on the same mount)

Note that you save $10 if you bundle the Velocomp AeroPod Power Meter with a Garmin mount.

Requirements

1) For use as a stand-alone power meter

  • ANT+ speed or speed/cadence sensor (needed for basic operation)
  • ANT+ bike computer or smart phone (serves as the head unit or read-out device for your power and cadence)

2) For use as a power meter including CdA measurement

  • ANT+ speed or speed/cadence sensor (needed for basic operation)
  • Direct force power meter (dual leg versions recommended)
  • One of the following head units (serves as the head unit or read-out device for your power, cadence and CdA):
    • Garmin Edge bike computer with IQ Connect app
    • Lezyne bike computer
    • Everysight Raptor Glasses
    • Smartphone with PowerHouse Bike app

 

In the Box

  • AeroPod Power Meter with pitot tube
  • Standard Mount or upgraded mount if purchased
  • USB charging cable (attach to computer or USB charger)
  • Quick Start guide

Specs

NameAeroPod+ Power Meter
Bike TypeAll
Location of Power MeasurementHandlebars
Left or Both Legs MeasuredBoth
Independent Left/Right MeasurementNo
InstallationEasy
Communication ProtocolANT+ and Bluetooth SMART
Claimed Accuracy+/- 3.0%
Weight40 grams
Battery TypeUSB Rechargeable
Battery Life20 hours
Method of Cadence MeasurementCadence Sensor
Warranty1 year

2 reviews for AeroPod+ Power Meter

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    Yuji (verified owner)

    Communication and shipment was good, friendly and speedy. It takes a bit longer time to set up the device to connect with a GARMIN but it was OK.

    • Power Meter City

      Power Meter City

      Hi Yuji. Thanks for the review. Feedback is starting to come in on the AeroPod and so far, so good. There are some 3rd party videos on YouTube where people are doing to some cool testing with it. Please let us know if you need anything else from us!

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    steve (verified owner)

    Set up takes a bit of time. It would help if light and light colors were more easily visible. I’ve been using Aeropod for 6 weeks or so. Power recordings are consistent from day to day and average power recorded is in the ballpark of calculated average power. I have had problems with it stopping recording on occasional instances and this is frustrating. I will be 20 miles into a ride and the Aeropod no longer registers changes in power but instead shows 0 W for remainder of ride. It is also slow to respond to changes in effort and takes around 15 or 20 seconds to adjust to alterations in effort. This is somewhat annoying for interval training but I expected this type of delay with this type of power meter. I thought I would give it a try though because it is so much less expensive than most direct force power meters.

    • Power Meter City

      Power Meter City

      Hi Steve. Thanks for the review. We are happy to hear it’s reading accurately and consistently! Regarding the dropouts, it sounds like something might be off with your set-up as the device shouldn’t be doing that. Please contact us if you need any assistance. Also, don’t forget to take advantage of the CdA functionality. That’s also what makes the AeroPod a special device!

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