PowerPod Lite Power MeterJanuary 30, 2023
$224.99 – $278.06
The most affordable power meter available!
PowerPod Lite Power Meter
The 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 calculating the forces that oppose the rider. Specifically, the PowerPod uses an accelerometer, a wind pressure sensor, 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 direct force power meter, the PowerPod is easy to move between bikes, doesn’t have any compatibility issues and is simple to set up. In addition, you don’t have to change out any of your favorite components. However best yet, the PowerPod Lite is the most affordable power meter available!
The PowerPod works on virtually all bikes and transmits power data via the ANT+ and BLE, and can therefore be used with any bicycle computer or watch.
Please note: The PowerPod requires an ANT+ speed or speed/cadence sensor.
Key Product Details
This power meter mounts to 31.8 mm handlebars (or 22 mm if used with the TT mount), and therefore works with just about any bike. This includes road, track, CX and MTB. See Compatibility tab for more information.
PowerPod Lite vs. the PowerPod:
The PowerPod Lite works just like the original PowerPod. Accuracy, consistency and compatibility remain the same. However the Lite lacks some features found in the PowerPod. The most notable difference is 1 rider profile for the Lite vs. 4 for the PowerPod. Also, the Lite does not come with Isaac software.
The PowerPod measures opposing forces, so it’s able to measure the power that is generated from both legs (rider’s total power).
Affordable, works with any bike, can be moved between bikes, measures a rider’s total power, 15 hours of battery life, rechargeable battery, ANT+ and Bluetooth compatibility. See Specs tab for more information.
Advice From Our Staff:
The PowerPod is a unique power meter. Unlike other power meters that mount to the drivetrain and measure your direct power, the PowerPod measures your power by wind resistance. This has some pros and cons. It’s affordable, it will mount to any bike and you can move it between bikes. However, in some cases, it won’t be as accurate. In addition, it can take more work to get it set-up and configured properly. So, if you’re looking for an affordable power meter that will give you a nice approximation of your power (and is sometimes very accurate actually) and are willing to spend some time getting it set-up, then it might be a great option for you. You can read the many positive reviews on the Reviews tab. However, if accuracy is very important to you and/or you want a power meter that is easier to use, we might suggest a different option.
Bar Mount Options
You have four different handlebar mount options to choose from:
The PowerPod Lite comes with the Velocomp Standard Handlebar Mount. The Standard Mount works on 31.8 mm road and MTB bars. It mounts the power meter only and you must mount your bicycle computer on its own mount, next to the PowerPod.
If you would like your power meter and Garmin or Wahoo bike computer to be on the same mount for a cleaner look, or have a TT bike, you can choose to purchase an upgraded mount.
- For road bikes: Combo Garmin & Wahoo Road Mount
- For TT bikes with round 22 mm TT bars: Combo Garmin & Wahoo TT Mount
- For road bikes with flat aero bars: Combo Garmin & Wahoo Aero Bar Mount
Note that you save $10 if you bundle the PowerPod with an upgraded mount.
Other Versions to Consider
PowerPod: We also sell the Velocomp PowerPod V5 Power Meter. It costs a bit more, but offers some additional features (please see the table above).
The PowerPod Lite Power Meter mounts to 31.8 mm handlebars (or 22 mm if used with the TT mount), and therefore works with just about any bike. This includes road, track, CX and MTB.
PowerPod Lite Power Meter Specs
|Name||PowerPod Lite Power Meter|
|Power Meter Type||Opposing Force Technology|
|Weight||65 grams (including mount)|
|Battery Life||15 hours|
|Communication Protocol||ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART|
In the Box
- PowerPod Power Meter
- PowerPod Handlebar Mount or Garmin Combo Mount
- USB Charging Cable (attach to computer or USB charger)
- Quick Start guide
Tools Needed for Installation
- All tools required for installation provided in the box