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WATTEAM POWERBEAT Single Power Meter

Josh Matthew April 15, 2018
4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

$259.00$279.00

Light, accurate, easy to use and the most affordable power meter you can buy

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Description

About the WATTEAM POWERBEAT Single Power Meter

Meet the latest addition to the POWERBEAT family, the WATTEAM POWERBEAT Single Power Meter. Like the original POWERBEAT, the Single is a user-installed power meter that attaches to the crank arm in a simple, 30-minute procedure. However the POWERBEAT Single only attaches to your left crank arm. It takes your left side power and doubles it in order to calculate total power (which is how all, left side power meters work).

Once installed and calibrated, the POWERBEAT provides both power and cadence data and is accurate to within +/- 1.5%. The POWERBEAT is extremely lightweight at only 18.9 grams, features a rechargeable battery with 60-hour life and offers both ANT+ as well as Bluetooth SMART compatibility. Perhaps best yet, at $259 the WATTEAM POWERBEAT Single Power Meter is the most affordable power meter you can buy.

 

Options

  • WATTEAM POWERBEAT Single
    • $259 (no Cover Kits)
    • $279 with Cover Kits
    • $358 with Professional Installation Service (no Cover Kits)
    • $378 with Cover Kits and Professional Installation Service

 

12 Month ‘No Questions Asked’ Warranty

When you purchase a POWERBEAT, you get 12 months of full warranty coverage, which even includes any accidental damage. No questions asked!

 

Compatibility – POWERBEAT

The WATTEAM Single is compatible with hollow aluminum road cranks only. The list below includes all supported crank manufacturers and models.

  • Shimano
    • Dura Ace 9150, 9100, 9070, 9000, 7970, 7950, 7900
    • Ultegra R8070, R8050, R8000, 6870, 6800
    • 105 5850, 5800
  • Cannondale
    • Si Hollowgram
    • SiSL Hollowgram
    • SiSL2 Hollowgram
  • Campagnolo
    • Potenza 11

Compatibility – Cover Kits

  • Size 1: Shimano 105
  • Size 2: Shimano DURA-ACE and Shimano Ultegra

 

Professional Installation Service

For $99, you can have your POWERBEAT professionally installed on your crank arm. This allows you to skip the installation process and just send us your crank arm. We will professionally install and calibrate it for you.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Order the POWERBEAT and select the Professional Installation option
  2. We will send you a pre-paid shipping label
  3. Box your crank arm up and ship it to us
  4. We will professionally install and calibrate your power meter
  5. Once it is ready (typically takes 2 days), we will send it back to you – free shipping both ways!

 

In the Box

The box includes the WATTEAM POWERBEAT and everything you need to install it.

  • Comp Unit (left)
  • Sensor (embedded in a gluing device)
  • 3 Alcohol pads
  • Glue pack
  • Charger + USB cable
  • 2 Rubber bands
  • Marking rulers
  • Adhesive rubber strips
  • 2 Washers (spacers)
  • Sand paper
  • Gluing stick
  • Pencil
  • Hook
  • Water bag
  • Pair of protective rubber gloves

Specs

NameWATTEAM POWERBEAT Single
Road/MTB/TrackRoad
Power Meter TypeCrank arm
Type: GaugeStrain
Number of strain gaugesNA
Weight18.9 grams
Crank Arm LengthsNA
Battery TypeRechargeable
Battery Life60 hours; 2 hours to recharge
Left/Right Power MeasurementNo
Communication ProtocolBluetooth SMART and ANT+
Claimed Accuracy+/- 1.5%
CadenceAccelerometer

3 reviews for WATTEAM POWERBEAT Single Power Meter

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lock_N_Load (verified owner)

    Got this one from PM City a few days ago and have already put in 100 miles into it. The install was super easy and the calibration seems to be true. The only reason I don’t give it a full five stars is because they ran out of silicone bands to support the cable and what the kit included were these super cheap stickers. Watteam did say that they will be shipping replacement bands out but I don’t have an ETA on when that will happen Also, the cable itself makes me a bit worried since it feels a bit flimsy. Only time will tell how it holds up. Thus far though it has been working as advertised.

    • Power Meter City

      Power Meter City

      Thanks for the review. You know power meters have come a long way when you can get a quality, direct force power meter for this price! Glad you like it. We will let you know when the silicone bands are back in stock. Thanks!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Modarm (verified owner)

    Brilliant power meter that works as advertised and really is simple to setup. For international buyers like myself Power Meter City is fantastic to deal with and I would not got else where when I order the right side upgrade kit once they are available.

    • Power Meter City

      Power Meter City

      Hi Modarm. Thanks for leaving a review on your POWERBEAT Single. It’s tough to beat $259 for a direct force power meter 🙂 Glad you like it!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    virtualet (verified owner)

    I bought this power meter from Power Meter City with some apprehension. There are a ton of good and mediocre reviews of this unit but I figured why not. I went ahead and got it but initially had some problems. I ended up reaching out to WATTEAM and they quickly sent me a new comp unit as my initial one was defective. Since then, it’s been very accurate and working well. The only thing I would suggest for anyone looking to purchase this is to ensure that your water bags are exactly 4.5kg, or your power readings will be off. I was lazy when I was filling up the bags and my power readings were really high. After re-calibrating with the proper amount of water, things are back on track. Thanks Power Meter City!

    • Power Meter City

      Power Meter City

      Hi and thanks for the comments on your POWERBEAT Single. Yes, it’s pretty important to hit the 4.5kg mark as closely as possible as the zero-offset is set off that exact weight. I’m glad to hear you’re liking the data now. Let us know if there is anything else we can do!

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