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PowerPod Powermeter V2
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Extremely happy with the powerpod. If you carefully calibrate the unit - a once off process per bike - this seems to result in accurate and consistent power numbers. This is my third power meter, and the numbers are consistent across devices. I really appreciate the ability to quickly swap between bikes. The technical support team have been excellent, and the firmware updates are constantly improving the device. Read the DC Rainmaker review if you have any doubts. The only downside is that you need to purchase extra features such as left/right reading and Bluetooth LE. I think these should be included, but can live without them. Overall, very good value for money.Report this review
Excellent so far does everything I need.Report this review
The powerpod works well, and unlike other power meters it's easy to change to another bike. There is also software you can download and gives all kinds of data a out your ride. With the powerpod you do need a calibration ride, so for the first 5 mins will count from 1-100w before it will start showing your power. But great product. Powerpod have a forum and the guys there are willing to help you and check your calibration etc. Also not to do with the review, but the staff at prokitbike had been very helpful.Report this review
Well, it did seem to be working fine, then it stopped working. Think I've only had it for about 3 months. Hopefully ProBikeKit will replace it, they seem to be very good like that :-)Report this review
Seems to work pretty well, although I probably haven't set it up fully, but it is adequate for my requirements :-)Report this review
After a lot of research I opted for the PowerPod as a left-crank solution would be ineffective given a known power left-right power imbalance, dual-leg crank options were expensive and pedal-based options introduced bearing and cleat dependencies. Portability between bikes was also desirable. I hadn't realised that this is an evolution of an older product called Newton so the tech is well proven. Some effort is required with initial setup and there is a dependency on additional speed and optional cadence sensors for it to work but which can be purchased cheaply. Aside from providing live power readings which feed into Strava analytics etc, the data from the software is insightful and using the optional PowerStroke upgrade I discovered a slight power stutter in my right leg stroke which I am working to smooth out. This is not a slickly marketed or presented product but it is has clearly been developed and supported by knowledgeable enthusiasts and is well worth considering.
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Arrived in better than expected time. Easy to install, i did purchase a Garmin mount with Go-pro attachment all in one to save clutter on my handle bars. The watts i get back are inline with others I'm riding with different types of power meters.Report this review
Been looking at power for a long time and they are just too expensive for me. So this looked fairly good and cheap, I researched this quite a bit and it has been tested by other against other power meters and seems to be no more less accurate than others. The setup documentation could be a little better, but its easy to setup once you get the hang of it. It also take around 5miles to calibrate which I did on a local track loop. Note that you need to pair the unit with a speed sensor not supplied. Works well with Garmin Edge 520 and Garmin Connect, Strava and other stuff seems to work as expected. There is software supplied (download) which I never used except for initial setup. This is good for first power meter or if you are on a budget.Report this review
Excelent powermeter :) Simple Setup measures: Wind Speed Hill Slope Elevation Braking Drafting Shifting and give you the power data too :)Report this review
It was easy to install and it appears to work great with Garmin Edge 1000 and Garmin Edge 1030. I'm now trying to learn how to interpret all the data it captures.Report this review