| Podiiiium | New from guess who? … yep 4iiii (A new Crank Power Meter)

4iiii Precision Podiiiium Crank Isolated[1]

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Any hilariously named product has to be from either 4iiii or WAHOO. This time it’s the turn of 4iiii with an announcement today for a dual-sided, dual-band, crank-based power meter with Q1.2018 availability firmed up/announced in January

4iiii always seem to add an innovative twist or two and this announcement is no exception

Features:

  • Power accuracy +/- 1.5%
  • Rechargeable battery with an average battery charge life of 60 hours (Down from the previous coin cell design)
  • A bit thinner than before c1mm
  • Reliable, robust and watertight
  • ANT+ compatibility provides seamless connectivity with sport watches and bike computers
  • Bluetooth Smart compatibility allows for use with third-party apps on sport watches and smartphones
  • IOS & Android apps save workouts and receive software updates
  • Micro-USB port…oh dear.

So we’ve got good accuracy and if you read below you will see that the PM falls over to single-sided mode I the event of a failure of the other side (eg flat battery). I’d always wondered if any product could do that. There are probably more but I don’t know them.

With dual/single-sided pricing of $749/$349 then they’re competitive. Personally I’d always go for the flexibility of pedals but these 4iiii babies look like the more accuracy-minded amongst you might not follow my route.

Source: 4iiii.com

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4iiii takes PRECISION to the Podiiiium.Cochrane, Alberta September 20, 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada, September 20, 9:00am.

4iiii Innovations is again shaking up the increasingly competitive powermeter market with the launch of PRECISION Podiiiium; a rechargeable, low profile crank-based powermeter designed to be compatible with a wide range of cranksets. PRECISION Podiiiium is a major step forward based on the same patent pending PRECISION 3-D strain gauge technology that powers pro cycling teams Quick-Step Floors and BORA-hansgrohe to dominance on the UCI World Tour.

PRECISION Podiiiium is designed to support a full suite of dual compatibility not presently available from any other manufacturer. The PRECISION dual configuration is unique in it’s ability to switch to a single-side powermeter on the fly, providing an inherent backup system.

Cyclists will be able to enjoy PRECISION Podiiiium Ride Ready dual options starting with Shimano FC-R9100 and FC-R8000. Extensive Factory Install crank compatibility offers the choice of single or dual-side for these models and FC-R6800. Additional models are scheduled to be released in the new year. PRECISION

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4iiii Innovations is again shaking up the increasingly competitive powermeter market with the launch of PRECISION Podiiiium; a rechargeable, low profile crank-based powermeter designed to be compatible with a wide range of cranksets. PRECISION Podiiiium is a major step forward based on the same patent pending PRECISION 3-D strain gauge technology that powers pro cycling teams Quick-Step Floors and BORA-hansgrohe to dominance on the UCI World Tour.

PRECISION Podiiiium is designed to support a full suite of dual compatibility not presently available from any other manufacturer. The PRECISION dual configuration is unique in it’s ability to switch to a single-side powermeter on the fly, providing an inherent backup system.

Cyclists will be able to enjoy PRECISION Podiiiium Ride Ready dual options starting with Shimano FC-R9100 and FC-R8000. Extensive Factory Install crank compatibility offers the choice of single or dual-side for these models and FC-R6800. Additional models are scheduled to be released in the new year. PRECISION Podiiiium carries forward the well-known PRECISION quality for durable, lightweight and waterproof design that delivers extreme accuracy in all temperatures.

An attractive price point puts PRECISION Podiiiium well within reach of those with dual-side aspirations and a single-side budget.

• Factory Install options for Non-Drive Side start at $399, and Dual Factory Installs are priced starting at $749.
• Ride Ready Dual Options start at $999 including crankset.
• For a limited time, eligible FC-R6800 4iiii customers have the option to upgrade their current single-side PRECISION to PRECISION Podiiiium Dual for only $349.

PRECISION Podiiiium will be officially launched on September 20-22 at Interbike 2017 in Las Vegas with market availability to be announced Q1 2018.

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