Power Pod Junk

I have ridden twice with power pod and the readings didn’t feel to me as if they were stacking up with my other power meters. On one interval it looked spot on to me but over the complete ride the data just didn’t look good.  I also experienced the thing draining the battery away in storage so twice I ended up doing rides with no power.

When  the manufacturers announced a firmware upgrade with better accuracy I felt compelled to try it out (6.2.1). The first ride out after selecting the better accuracy is supposed to be a cal ride but no matter what I tried the pod just wouldn’t work. It just flashed green and red and sat at 50W no matter what I did. In the end I left it until the battery died and tried to upload the software again.

The next ride the calibration process actually worked.  You ride out until the power meter reads 50 then stop. You then turn round and ride until the meter reads 100 and the cal is supposedly complete. Unfortunately the data I got after this calibration was total junk and the power was over reading considerably. I saw over 600W when I was probably around 250W.  I rode around for over an hour like this in the hope that it would sort itself out but it never did.

I plan to try to load in the software again and have one more attempt but I so regret buying this lump of junk.







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  1. I re-installed the software again and ran another calibration run. The data was better but still over reading in several situations. I had a long session where it was reading 550W into a headwind where I reckon i was doing 250W. I wish I had sent this thing back and got my money back. It has totally screwed up my power curve on Strava.

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