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PowerTap PowerCal Bluetooth Smart

PowerTap PowerCal Bluetooth Smart

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3.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
$119.99
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PowerTap PowerCal Bluetooth Smart

Now you can measure your power output without replacing any components on your bicycle. PowerTap's PowerCal Bluetooth Smart gives you real-world and real-time data via a convenient chest strap. It's compact, light, and easy to bring along on every ride and on any bike so you get consistent training metrics. After the initial setup, the PowerCal uses complex scientific algorithms based on your heart rate to send accurate power data to your Bluetooth compatible device (sold separately) so you can maximize every training session. And, because it's attached to you and not your bike, you can use the PowerCal to track progress across multisport training disciplines as well.

 
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    3.0 stars

    (based on 5 reviews)

    40%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Easy to use  (3)
    • Durable  (2)
    • Versatile  (2)
    • Accurate 
    • Compact 

    Cons

    • Unreliable  (2)
    • Limited features 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain bikes  (2)
    • Long rides 
    • Road bikes 

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Highly Frustrating

    By FC

    from Morris, CT

    About Me Fitness Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Compact Design

    Cons

    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      Drains battery very quickly. Has a great deal of trouble pairing with apps. I use ridewithgps, and wahoo fitness routinely, and occasionally I can get it to work. On the whole, very aggravating, and unreliable. Did get it to work with fullgaz for awhile and that was great, but then stopped pairing. Will try it again with Zwift on my spin bike but I'm not to hopeful.

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      1.0

      Never paired again

      By Adam

      from Asheville

      About Me

      Pros

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          I bought the BLE edition of the powercal. It paired once for a split second and never did again despite using electrode gel. replacing the battery, and experimenting with different straps. What a joke.

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          5.0

          Worth the investment

          By KGB

          from Scotland

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versatile
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Bikes
            • Mountain Bikes

            Comments:

            Very simple to use product for not much more money than a standard heart rate strap. The data is not as accurate as a full priced power meter but at this price you wouldnt expect that.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent product (I have the ANT+ version)

            By Jon

            from Toronto, Canada

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Versatile
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Bikes
              • Long Rides

              Comments:

              This is my second one -- I bought it just to have a backup, though my first one has been flawless going on a couple years. It's a great product. No it's not a full-blown power meter but it's not meant to be. It's also only a FRACTION of the cost of one. It gives you a rough estimation of your overall power, and great to give you an idea what your NP, IF and TSS are. You can compare from one ride to the next. If you're a road racer and using power for training then you'll need a true power meter but as a mountain biker just looking for a ballpark range then this product is perfect.

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              (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Never again

              By Rey

              from San Diego

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Limited Features

              Best Uses

                Comments:

                How can you build a blue product, that doesn't work with your own computer. Is worthless. Doesn't work with any other third party app, with the exception of strava. I can't figure out why. The reason I wanted is to record the workout and track HRV, using a third party app.

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