VELOCOMP LAUNCHES POWERPOD:
REVOLUTIONARY CYCLING POWER METER AT THE TIP OF
On Kickstarter Now: http://kck.st/1JAagpe
Technically Advanced PowerPod is First Bicycle Power Meter that Attaches to Your Handlebars
Easy to Install – No Need to Swap or Modify Bike Components – Moves from Bike to Bike
Superior Accuracy Measures Power in BOTH Legs up to 800 Times per Second
Low-Cost — Same Quality as Power Meters that Cost 5 Times as Much – 11 Years in Development
Jupiter, Florida, September 9, 2015 – Culminating 11 years of design and technological advances, Velocomp, creators of computers that track performance and measurement, announced today the patented PowerPod http://kck.st/1JAagpe, the first power meter that attaches to your handlebars — no need to change crank, wheels, pedals, or bottom bracket. Effortlessly moving from bike to bike, PowerPod measures power produced by both legs at up to800 times per second, transmitting data to any ANT+ cycling computer that reads power (including Garmin, Bryton, or more: http://www.thisisant.com/directory/). Low-cost and easy to install, PowerPod eliminates the compromises of accuracy, flexibility and affordability that cyclists must often consider when choosing to buy a power meter. PowerPod has received a very enthusiastic reception on Kickstarter:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/powerpod/powerpod-power-meter-for-cycling-fitness.
Compact & Lightweight with Easy Installation — Compatible with GoPro Mounts
Compact and lightweight, PowerPod weighs just 1.3 ounces (32 grams) and measures 1.96” x 2.2” x .7” (50mm x 58mm x 18mm). PowerPod includes a GoProTM style handlebar mount, and additionally is compatible with GoPro metal-machined mounts. PowerPod sits underneath the handlebars and out of the way and has a control button and a status light for mode and function display. Installation is easy: just attach PowerPod to the handlebars, pair it with your ANT+ speed sensor and ANT+ bike computer, then ride. After 5 minutes, PowerPod’s automatic, one-time calibration process is completed.
Power is Most Important Way to Measure Cycling Performance
Power (measured in watts) is the most important measurement in cycling. For competitive cyclists, more power means faster speeds and longer distances. For enthusiast cyclists, more power means better physical fitness and more calories burned. Velocomp’s patented power measurement technology: accelerometer, air pressure, elevation, and speedsensors measure the forces acting on both legs, up to 800 times per second. PowerPod delivers measurement accuracy comparable to the most expensive “gold standard” both-leg crank power meters, and accuracy superior to one-leg power meters. In addition to accuracy, PowerPod is low-priced at $299, up to 5 times less expensive than other power meters, saving cyclists hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Used by Pro Cyclists: Team Colombia, CCC Sprandi Teams, & Tinkoff Saxo VIP Club
PowerPod employs Velocomp electronics and firmware perfected over 11 years of development, and now used successfully by professional cyclists from Team Colombia, CCC Sprandi teams, and at Tinkoff Saxo VIP Club and Training events.
Works with Fitbit & Other Fitness Trackers to Make Them More Accurate with Cycling
“Power is so fundamental for cycling performance that most serious cyclists, professional cyclists, coaches, and sports scientists use power as the fundamental way to measure and improve cycling performance,” said John Hamann, CEO of Velocomp. “With PowerPod, cyclists can experience the advantages of training and riding with a power meter and not have to compromise on accuracy, portability or affordability. In addition, PowerPod ANT/BLE (to be released in February 2016) will work with fitness trackers that today are highly inaccurate when measuring cycling effort.”
- Low-Price: PowerPod is priced 5 times less than other power meters.
- Accuracy: with sensor readings up to 800 times per second, PowerPod’s both-leg measurement delivers accuracy equal to the most expensive crank power meters and superior to one-leg power meters.
- Easy Installation: no complex set-up and calibration. Just put it on your handlebars and pair with ANT+ speed sensor and ANT+ computer.
- Portability: works with all cranks, wheels, pedals, and bottom brackets. Moves effortlessly from bike to bike.
- Includes: accelerometer, air pressure sensor, elevation sensor, speed sensor, mount, mounting hardware, and rechargeable internal battery, Micro USB cable.
- Superior Design: light-weight and rugged design.
- Waterproof: waterproofed to IPX6 standards.
PowerPod will ship in the U.S. in November 2015 for $299 and comes with the sensor, mount, mounting hardware and Micro USB cable. For more information, see PowerPod’s Kickstarter site: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/powerpod/powerpod-power-meter-for-cycling-fitness,
Velocomp, LLC is a sports technology company based in Jupiter, Florida, U.S. dedicated to product breakthroughs in areas of power measurement and cycling performance. The company leads the industry in delivering advanced power measurement at an affordable price.
For more information, see Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/powerpod/powerpod-power-meter-for-cycling-fitness, Website: www.powerpodsports.com, www.ibikesports.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iBikePowerMeters, and Twitter: @iBikepower.
Photos: Velocomp PowerPod: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/velocomppowerpod.html
Velocomp PowerPod on Bike: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/velocomppowerpodbike.html
Velocomp Tinkoff VIP Cyclist: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/velocomppowerpodcyclist.html
Velocomp PowerPod on Bike Paired to Garmin Bike Computer: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/velocomppowerpodgarmin.html
Velocomp PowerPod Prototype Circuit Board & Housing: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/velocomppowerpodcircuit.html
Velocomp PowerPod Ride Data: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/velocomppowerpodride.html
Velocomp PowerPod 2: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/velocomppowerpod2.html
Velcomp PowerPod 3: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/velocomppowerpod3.html
Velcomp PowerPod 4: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/velocomppowerpod4.html
Velocomp Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/velocomplogo.html
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