WATTEAM PowerBeat Overview & Preview: Now available at 10% off through Power Meter City

WATTEAM PowerbeatWATTEAM’s Powerbeat power meter is now shipping and available at PowerMeterCity.

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10% Discount Coupon ‘the5krunner10’ or 10% store credit with Garmin

Just when you thought it was safe to go out on the streets without finding yet another new place to stick a power meter…

What’s special?

  • Relatively easy installation – nothing needs to be replaced, you add it on to your existing cranks;
  • Novel location;
  • Dual-sided power;
  • Accurate;
  • MTB option – available soon;
  • ANT+ and BTLE;
  • Cadence +L/R power [plus…PS + TE on ANT+ only – they’re interesting but relatively useless metrics though really];
  • >>50 hours battery life in normal use;
  • Under $500 a pair; and of course
  • 10% discount with PowerMeterCity with the code the5krunner10 (if outside US please check import charges+shipping).

Q: Would I buy one?

A: Yes, if I were buying a PM for the first time for one bike. For a multi-bike solution I’d still go for the BePro as a ‘budget’ option. For a super-cheap option I’d MAYBE try the POWERPOD and for a single crank solution maybe the STAGES. (Discounts on all at PMC)

My concerns?

  • Not many.
  • Swapping bikes is not possible right now. But, down the line, additional sensors attached to another bike’s cranks will go part-way to making the product bike-swappable.
  • Then again. Look back at the price.

More to follow.

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1 thought on “WATTEAM PowerBeat Overview & Preview: Now available at 10% off through Power Meter City

  1. How accurate is the running pace? I have not seen any review anywhere confirming this accuracy, on treadmill or outdoors.
    What is your experience with it like? satisfied?

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