29 Jan '13, 1am

Is The Affordable Power Meter Finally Here?: Stages' power meter can communicate through ANT+ and Bluetooth. Pho...

The hardware is tiny. A plastic shell barely bigger than a thumb drive contains the battery, a thermometer, ANT+ and Bluetooth transmission devices and the strain gauges. The complete hardware package, not including the head unit, weighs less than 20 grams. Placing it on the frame side of the non-drive crank arm protects the hardware from banging against any foreign objects in a crash. ANT+ transmission allows it to work with current computers from Garmin and others, and Bluetooth is a hedge against future technology, preventing head unit technology from outpacing the power meter. The very first units are shipping this week, and we will start wear testing one at the same. A more detailed analysis is to come on Triathlete.com. If Stages lives up to the billing it created, training and racing with power is about to become a real possibility for a whole new sector of triathle...

Full article: http://triathlon.competitor.com/2013/01/gear-tech/is-the-...

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