But, if I’ve missed something or if you spot something that doesn’t quite jive – just let me know and I’ll be happy to get it all sorted out.
Day to day use: From this standpoint, it acts just like any other left crank, and operates just like any other power meter.
It transmits standard ANT and BLE power meter values, which complies with all head units out there (of each type).
Though, at present there are no Android phone apps that would support this due to lack of API to access the Bluetooth Smart power meter device profile. Setup: Installation is without question the fastest power meter I’ve ever installed.
I’m confident my Mom could install this on her bike.
The unit is unique in that it’s the first non-trainer power meter on the market to include BOTH Bluetooth Smart and ANT in it.
This is also noted on the small pod attached to the unit, with both the Bluetooth Smart and ANT logo.
Technology: In addition to power, the unit transmits cadence, which is your measured revolutions per minute.
It does this via accelerometers within the unit, there are no magnets required.
Stages won’t offer a pod for a crank unless the crank-arm company is willing to still ensure the system is certified and supported.