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After difficult setup, runs great!
on May 25, 2013
So this is not a DFPM (direct force power meter) and does not measure actual force applied to pedals as other power meters do. With that said, I ride with others with DFPM's and this is on the money with the displayed power.
This measures power using speed, cadence, weight, wheel circumfrence, and slope, doing an equation to put out a power. This does its job with that.
Additionally, there are TONS Of display options that you don't get with other power meters out there, such as wind speed, elevation, slope, tss, cda, etc etc. There's so much you can do with this and I feel the other features are under appreciated.
The good: LOADED with features and display options. Accurate power display. Speed, cadence unit integrated into one and mounts on the rear chainstay. Choice of mounting unit to bars or stem. Quick on-the-fly change of screens to check slope or watts or cadence or temperature, or cda, or wind speed, etc etc.
The bad: Setup is a b****. It took 1 hour to set up before I was good to go. Installing software, updating software, inputting data to profile, etc. Other than that no problems. There is a learning curve to the buttons also. I advise to read the manual from the website.
You have to manually upload to strava if you use strava.
Once you get past the learning curve which was 2 rides for me, this thing ROCKS. I totally reccomend this to other people.
If you do get this, be sure to update the software before taking this out for a calibration ride. Makes calibration easier apparently. The problems people were having in other reviews have been addressed in the update and are totally fixed. This unit runs flawless once it's set up well.