PowerPod v4 Power Meter with PowerStroke UpgradeJosh Matthew October 23, 2021
$319.00 – $368.95
PowerStroke makes the PowerPod even better!
PowerPod v4 Power Meter with PowerStroke Upgrade
The PowerPod v4 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.
You can purchase PowerStoke at anytime for $99, however when you buy the PowerPod with the PowerStroke Upgrade together, you save $50!
Bar Mount Options
You have three different handlebar mount options to choose from:
The PodPod 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 with PowerStroke is compatible with any bike that has round, 31.8 mm handlebars.
Tools Needed for Installation
- All tools required for installation provided in the box
In the Box
- PowerPod v4 with PowerStroke
- PowerPod handlebar mount
- USB charging cable (attach to computer or USB charger)
- Quick Start guide
PowerPod v4 PowerStroke Upgrade Specs
|Name||PowerPod v4 with PowerStroke|
|Power Meter Type||Opposing Force Technology|
|Weight||65 grams (including mount)|
|Battery Life||20 hours|
|Communication Protocol||BLE and ANT+|