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PowerPod Lite Power Meter

Josh Matthew June 11, 2018

$199.00$318.94

The PowerPod Lite: The most affordable power meter available

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Description

About the PowerPod Lite Power Meter

Like the original PowerPod, the new PowerPod Lite Power Meter makes training with power easy and affordable. Using opposing force technology, the PowerPod attaches to your handlebars and measures your power by calculation the forces that oppose the rider. Specifically, the PowerPod uses an accelerometer, a wind pressure sensor, an elevation sensor and a speed sensor – all to measure power.

The benefits to this type of power meter are several. Compared to a more traditional power meter, the PowerPod is easy to move between bikes, doesn’t have any compatibility issues, is simple to set up and you don’t have to change out any of your favorite components. However best yet, at only $199, the PowerPod Lite is the most affordable power meter available.

NOTE: Requires ANT+ speed or speed/cadence sensor.

 

PowerPod Lite vs. the Original PowerPod

The PowerPod Lite works just like its big brother. Accuracy, consistency and compatibility remains the same. However it differs from the original PowerPod (priced at $299 for the ANT+ version and $325 for the dual ANT+/BLE version) in the following ways:

  • 1 rider profile (vs. 4 for the original)
  • No Isaac software for additional post-ride analysis
  • No PowerStroke software upgrade available
  • ANT+ only

If you decide you would like any of the features listed above, you can always upgrade your PowerPod Lite at any time to a full blown PowerPod for an additional $125.

 

Options

  • Handlebar mounts: Garmin/PowerPod Mount | Garmin/PowerPod TT Mount | Standard Mount
  • Speed/cadence sensor: Velocomp ANT+ Speed Sensor | Garmin ANT+ Speed/Cadence Sensor | No sensor

Note that you save $10 if you bundle the PowerPod with a Garmin mount.

 

Compatibility

The PowerPod is compatible with any bike that has round, 31.8 mm handlebars.

In the Box

  • PowerPod Lite Power Meter
  • PowerPod handlebar mount
  • Speed or speed/cadence sensor if selected
  • USB charging cable (attach to computer or USB charger)
  • Quick Start guide

In the Box – Bundle with Garmin Mount

  • PowerPod Lite Power Meter
  • Combo Garmin/PowerPod mount
  • Speed or speed/cadence sensor if selected
  • USB charging cable (attach to computer or USB charger)
  • Quick Start guide

Specs

NamePowerPod Lite Power Meter
Bike TypeAll
Power Meter TypeOpposing Force Technology
Weight65 grams (including mount)
Battery TypeUSB-rechargable
Battery Life20 hours
Communication ProtocolANT+
Accuracy+/- 3%

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