Pioneer, better known as a home and car audio company, continues to dabble with the sport of cycling, unveiled a snazzy new dual-leg power meter. Power meters are used by pro cyclists and avid riders to help track power output that provides an instant look into performance and current fitness levels.
The Pioneer Power Metter uses six independent sensors that sends information wirelessly to the handlebar-mounted head unit using ANT+. The torque, force location, and force angle are calculated, with sensors located every 30 degrees of each pedal rotation.
"Passionate riders know that 'power is king' and in order to reach the next level in performance, power and efficiency must be increased," said David Bales, Pioneer Manager of New Business, in a press statement. "Our engineers, who are avid riders themselves, set out to take power measurement well beyond today's norm. Output analysis of both legs and understanding where and how power is applied will help riders elevate their game."
It's great to see Pioneer involved in cycling, even serving as a sponsor of the Team Belkin Pro Cycling Team, major team based in the Netherlands. The Shimano Ultegra configuration has a $1,550 price tag, Dura-Ace 9000 grouppo will cost $1,850, and the cycle-computer alone will be $300.