Finally, a power meter that doesn't mess up your bike and empty out your wallet.
PowerPod is the first power meter that attaches to your handlebars--no need to change your crank, wheel, pedals, or bottom bracket. Delivers both-leg accuracy on par with both-leg power meters costing 5 times as much, and accuracy superior to one-leg power meters.
PowerPod is the only power meter that moves effortlessly from bike to bike. It works with any ANT+ bike computer, and is the only power meter that doesn't cost a fortune.
How PowerPod works
PowerPod measures, up to 800 times per second, the opposing forces caused by hills, wind, acceleration, and friction. Opposing forces, matched identically by the forces applied by both legs, determine the cyclist's power.
Easy to Install
You don't have to swap-out your wheels, crank, pedals, or bottom bracket, and there's no gluing or water bags either.
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PowerPod wirelessly sends its accurate, both-leg power measurements to your ANT+ bike computer, such as Garmin or Bryton.
Easy to Use
PowerPod has just one button, and a single LED status light. When you're ready to ride click the button; PowerPod confirms it's ready by the green status light. Green means go!
PowerPod includes an internal, rechargeable battery. You'll get about 20 hours of continuous riding, then recharge PowerPod from any USB charger.
Velocomp power measurement technology has been used by some of the top pro-cycling teams in the world. PowerPod incorporates the same, both-leg measurement sensors and circuitry used in our pro-level Newton+ products.
PowerPod accuracy is on-par with power meters costing 5 times as much, and superior to one-leg power meters.
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I've had this device since January covering 1317 miles with it since distance taken from from Garmin which I bought in conjunction with this. So I feel the time I've spent with the product is good enough to leave a review. I stumbled across this after trying to find a cheap power meter and researched it quite thoroughly if you haven't read DC rainmaker in-depth review I strongly encourage you to read that. I Bought this off the back of that review. The benefit of this device for me other than the price was was the fact I didn't have to change a single aspect of my current set-up. No sending off my crank arm for a DF power meter to be attached, No swapping out a crank arm for a stages, No replacing my whole cranks set up and no huge cost. This is a great device but is not without its limitations. I'd place this device as more of a pacing tool rather than an all out power meter. By I have found from use that its not as quick to update as its fellow DFPM revivals my friend DFPM updates 13 times a second meaning having crested a hill you power readings will take a while to level off giving you the correct readings again. I've also found that while descending the and pedalling trying to hold a set wattage the device most of the times doesn't display any power reading. Making sure you have a good calibration ride as this is vital and also the information you have entered onto the device i.e you weight including the bike, riding position, tyre width ect is correct as this will lead to more accurate data Overall I have no regrets about buying this device it has been a great introduction into riding with power its taken my riding to new levels and allowed me to do something I've never been able to do before which its pace accurately without a huge outlay. Having said this I'd still say if you have the money and are serious about cycling buy a DFPM it has more versatility and I will be going that route when I upgrade my bike but until then I am happy with this Tip and tricks: If you do buy this device a few tips I have learnt from my use of it. As this device can be used as a stand alone device make sure you clear the ride data off it once in a while otherwise you can get some strange readings. A very long charging cable is very usefully and if you like a coffee stop on your ride make sure when you start riding again give the button a tap to wake it up but don't hold it down.
Although it seemed a little finicky the first couple of rides, after using the PowerPod for a couple of weeks I am very happy with it. To be honest, most of the setup issues were of my own making. I paired the PowerPod to a Garmin 820 with the new inertia speed and cadence sensors. Garmin is set to display power as a 3 second running average. Comparing power readings while riding with cyclists who have strain gauge based power meters, the numbers seem to be right on. Although I have used heart rate for years to determine effort, it is nice to have real time power numbers to work with. This is especially true on long rides. I am a sport cyclist, not a racer. There is no coach or training "program” to worry about. The high price of the strain gauge power meters was simply more than I wanted to pay to satisfy a curiosity. The PowerPod however allows me to track current effort and progress over time as 'Strava' and 'Garmin Connect' build a database of power numbers. If you are curious about your power numbers, this is a good buy. I would recommend purchasing a long USB cord so you do not have to uninstall/install the PowerPod to recharge it.
I was skeptical at first of a power meter which does not connect to crank or pedals, but after reading DC Rainmaker's in-depth review and now comparing to my mates who have power meters on their bikes, I can say that this little box on the handlebars does measure power very accurately. Easy to install and get up and running after pairing with speed and cadence sensors. I run it with a Garmin Edge 520 and it's great! I gave it 4/5 stars just due to the fact that it is a bit difficult to recharge frequently since you either need a long USB mini cord or to take the unit off the bike by unscrewing an allen key bolt in order to charge. Having said that, it only needs charging after 20 hours of running time. Great product for the price!