I am delighted to report that we have worked out the remaining kinks in our BLE firmware. We have released boards for production.
We will have a production schedule this... Read more
We are waiting for the FINAL update from our BLE firmware developer.
The BLE firmware is transmitting power data properly (and has been for a month now), and the boards... Read more
BLE is working!
I'm delighted to announce that PowerPod BLE/ANT is working! We received pre-production units today and they are working just as hoped.
We will get this into production as soon as... Read more
BLE almost there!
We are nearly finished with the ANT/BLE firmware. Everything is working except the "identifier code" that the BLE chip must transmit to the BLE receiver.
With any luck the new... Read more
We've made a video about PowerPod "fine tuning"
If you're curious about how to fine tune your PowerPod settings with Isaac software, here's a video that shows you how.
If you have a DFPM (direct force power meter)... Read more
Setting up PowerPod on a second bike
It's getting to be the time to ride outdoors, and some of you have more than one bike. PowerPod will work with all of them; simply perform the pairing process... Read more
Tech support alert: "Stuck in Cal Ride Mode"
SETUP PROBLEM: POWERPOD IS STUCK (LOOPS) IN CAL RIDE MODE
We have had a VERY FEW customers report that, when doing the 5 minute PowerPod calibration ride, the power readings... Read more
Firmware 6.10 is available
We've just released a new version of PowerPod firmware, 6.10:
• Improved power accuracy and consistency when using PowerPod on hill repeats
• Fixed a bug that causes incorrect power... Read more
Firmware 6.08 is available
We've posted a minor firmware update FW 6.08.
If PowerPod is set to indoor trainer mode, prior to being calibrated outdoors, then the solid yellow light will go out... Read more
PowerPod problems caused by speed readings from Garmin GSC-10
To function correctly PowerPod must receive speed readings from your ANT+ speed or speed/cadence sensor. When speed readings are incorrect PowerPod will work intermittently or not at all.
We've had... Read more
Firmware 6.07 is live!
Sorry for the short delay in getting the firmware posted.
Connect your PowerPod to your computer and then launch Isaac.
Use the Isaac command "Device/Check online for Firmware Update..."... Read more
Server blues and FW 6.07
We switched web hosting services in December and we've just found out that we can't easily connect to its server. So, we've been unable to post FW 6.07.
We will... Read more
Performance improvements and bug fixes in FW 6.07
We've now had great feedback from many of our users, which we've used to improve the performance of PowerPod:
1) We've fixed a bug that causes a zero-watts issue if... Read more
Bug causing zero watts with Indoor Trainers: here's how to fix it
Some users are reporting that, when using their PowerPods with their indoor trainers, they are getting zero watts consistently.
We have investigated this and determined that there is a bug... Read more
Three pairing tips for PowerPod and Garmin
We've got three quick tips for those of you pairing PowerPod to your Garmin (Garmin 810 shown, your device may look different):
1) Before pairing to your Garmin, your PowerPod... Read more
ANT+ Bike Computer Setup Tip
Your ANT+ bike computer likely has a "calibration" screen for ANT+ power meter sensors. The power sensor calibration screen exists because conventional power meters require pre-ride calibrations so that their... Read more
On to the NEXT!
Well, thanks to the amazing work of Tom and Antonio, we completed today shipment of all remaining Kickstarter ANT+ rewards! (99% true--there are two people whose addresses the post office... Read more
75% of the way there
As of today we have shipped about 75% of the rewards! If your reward has been shipped you will have already received an email.
We expect to be completely finished... Read more
A slight delay we hope you're delighted about too
In update 19 you got to meet Tom, who runs our factory.
Tom and his wife Janel were expecting their first child, due date December 31.
Yesterday Tom did not... Read more
Isaac 4.0 software link is working now!
We fixed the bug, so you can now obtain Isaac 4.0 software by clicking on the link below.
If you're a Mac user, make sure to follow the installation... Read more
OOPS! Isaac link isn't yet working
We just found out that the Isaac software link (update 21) isn't working yet. We apologize sincerely for the problem.
Please don't use the link from update 21. We will... Read more
Another special goodie for your PowerPod Limited Edition
One of the special things about your PowerPod Limited Edition is that it works with Isaac software. Using Isaac you'll have access to features not available to "regular" PowerPods, such... Read more
Shipping begins today!
We are delighted to announce that we are beginning shipments today of ANT+ PowerPods! Thanks to the hard work of everyone on our team, we were able to get this... Read more
Tom is not holding a rendering. Tom is not holding a prototype. Tom is holding an actual production unit, ready for shipment!
We won't be working tomorrow (Thanksgiving day), but... Read more
Calm before the Storm
We're in a bit of a quiet phase right now...or at least it might seem so:
1) pre-production circuit boards will be delivered on November 9. If they work (as... Read more
PowerPod Instructions Update
We listen intently to our users, and thanks to you we already have found a way to make the instructions even clearer.
In this update we've added other languages... Read more
One part of a great product experience are the instructions that get you going.
Want a sneak peak of what the instructions look like? Click here to check them out!
We're moving ahead...
IMPORTANT: there are three backers, (whom we've emailed twice) who have still not provided us with shipping information. When you backed PowerPod, if you used the name William, Ken, or... Read more
Survey responses needed
On September 25 we sent a survey to all of our backers. We've had a great response but there are still 19 backers who have not responded to the survey.... Read more
Thank you so much!
This has been an incredibly exciting month for all of us at Velocomp. We have really enjoyed your questions and especially your enthusiasm. And thanks to your support we blew... Read more
We want to be 100% clear about mount options and rewards
We received an email from a backer, wondering if the $229 "combo" mount reward also includes the "normal" PowerPod mount; that is, are two mounts are included in the $229 reward?... Read more
You've done it again!
Thanks to your incredible support, we've reached our stretch goal of $105,000! So, plan on enjoying some very cool features and cycling insights that no other power meter can offer!
We've just crossed over the $100,000 mark, over twice our original goal! We cannot express adequately how appreciative we are for your support.
We are very close to our second... Read more
Stretch Goal: Make PowerPod more than just a power meter!
We have had a ton of questions about additional features for PowerPod.
In fact, some of our backers have speculated that PowerPod has the potential to be much more than... Read more
If you're a triathlete you might want to check this out...
We love using technology to improve performance, and we were intrigued when we learned about this project for triathletes. As it turns out our Tech Support Guru Tom is a... Read more
You're gonna keep us really busy...
Thanks to your support we are delighted to announce that we have surpassed our stretch goal of $75,000. This means that we will be implementing an ANT/BLE version of... Read more
We started thinking about Kickstarter a few months ago. We had heard some scary stories about the challenges of doing a KS project, so we weren't sure this was the... Read more
Day 3 Begins
In only 48 hours we've almost reached our first goal of $50K...thank you so much for your support, and let's hope today is the day!
We've seen an enormously positive... Read more
We've talked with our engineers about your enthusiasm for BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) support, and it turns out they are excited, too!
Velocomp has experience in BLE technology: we created... Read more
We are heartened and humbled by the amazing support we've already seen. Thank you so much!
We are in Europe, attending the first day of the bike trade show Eurobike. ... Read more