About the PowerPod Power Meter with PowerStroke Upgrade
The PowerPod power meter with PowerStroke Upgrade isn’t your ordinary power meter. Unlike more traditional power meters that attach to your drivetrain (crank, crank arm or hubs) or pedals and measure your power using strain gauges, the PowerPod power meter attaches to your handlebars and measures your power through wind measurement. More specifically, the PowerPod uses an accelerometer, a wind pressure sensor, an elevation sensor and a speed sensor – all to measure your power.
NOTE: Requires ANT+ speed or speed/cadence sensor.
When you purchase the PowerPod, you get access to PowerPod’s free Isaac software – through which you can analyze your power data in order to help you get the most out of your training. In addition to the free Isaac software application, PowerPod offers PowerStroke, an upgraded software package. Many of you are probably familiar with left/right power measurement, a feature many direct force power meter manufacturers are adding to their meters. Well, PowerStroke takes this analysis much further.
In addition to analyzing left/right data, PowerStroke allows you to analyze your entire pedal stroke in great detail. Specifically, PowerStroke can analyze which areas of the pedal stroke your power comes from, provide measurement of front-to-back, side-to-side, and left/right wobble motion of the bicycle and determine things such as Wasted Watts, Wasted Motion, and Wasted Time caused by wobbling. PowerStroke records data at 16 times per second and at each 10 degrees of a pedal stroke. With this data, you can experiment with changes to your pedal motion, bike position and bike fit in order to improve your riding efficiency – and therefore your power and speed.
PowerPod with PowerStroke Upgrade Options
Handlebar mounts: Garmin/PowerPod Mount | Garmin/PowerPod TT Mount | Standard Mount