PowerPod Lite Power MeterJosh Matthew October 13, 2021
$199.00 – $248.95
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, at only $199, 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.
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. You can view all of the differences in the table below. Note that at any time, you can upgrade your PowerPod Lite to a PowerPod for $99 in order to get these additional features.
Bar Mount Options
You have three different handlebar mount options to choose from:
The PodPod 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 your bicycle computer would need to be mounted on its own mount, next to the PowerPod.
If you would like your power meter and 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: Velocomp Combo Garmin & Wahoo Mount (upgrade). This mount places your power meter and Garmin or Wahoo on the same mount for a cleaner set-up.
For TT bars: Velocomp Combo TT Garmin Mount (upgrade). This mount places your power meter and Garmin on the same mount for a cleaner set-up.
Note that you save $10 if you bundle the PowerPod with an upgraded mount.
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.
Tools Needed for Installation
- All tools required for installation provided in the box
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
PowerPod Lite Power Meter Specs
|Name||PowerPod Lite Power Meter|
|Power Meter Type||Opposing Force Technology|
|Weight||65 grams (including mount)|
|Battery Life||20 hours|