CdA "Wind Tunnel" Upgrade Key

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CdA "Wind Tunnel" Upgrade Key



It's like having a wind tunnel on your bike!

CdA Wind Tunnel firmware key adds Velocomp's exclusive power, aerodynamic (CdA) measurement and analysis capability to your PowerPod or Newton.

Continuous Drag Coefficient **

Looking to establish your optimal combination of aerodynamic positioning and equipment to maximize power? Want to know instantly if you’re deviating from your optimum ride position?

When riding with PowerPod or Newton, and a DFPM installed on your bike, the Newton will display instant, continuous aerodynamic drag coefficient feedback on its screen, even while pedaling!  If you're riding with a PowerPod you'll be able to see CdA numbers on your Garmin bike computer, after installing the "AeroPod CdA" app, available from the Garmin app store.  NOTE: this app works only with Garmin bike computers.

After the ride, your CdA information can be reviewed in greater detail, using Isaac software.

Time Advantage **

How much time do you pick up when you go into a tuck?

How much time does it cost you when you sit up to drink?  

These are just some of the many questions that Velocomp's exclusive Time Advantage feature answers--answers that are included as part of the CdA key.

Time Advantage measures (in seconds) the cumulative amount of time you've gained (or lost) due to changes in your ride position or equipment during your solo ride and reports it in real time on your screen.

When riding with a Newton and DFPM, your Newton displays in real time, on your power screen, your cumulative Time Advantage.  If you're riding with a PowerPod, you'll be able to see Time Advantage numbers on your Garmin bike computer, after installing the "AeroPod CdA" app, available from the Garmin app store.  NOTE: this app works only with Garmin bike computers.

After the ride, Time Advantage information your PowerPod/Newton can be reviewed in greater detail, using Isaac software.

 **Continuous Drag Coefficient and Time Advantage require the use of both PowerPod/Newton, and an approved ANT+, both-leg direct force power meter (DFPM).

How It Works

  1. Purchase the CdA/Wind Tunnel Upgrade Key
    2.In the “Special Instructions” part of the checkout process, include the serial number of your PowerPod/Newton.  Get your Device's serial number from Isaac software, using the menu command "Device/SN and FW Version".
    3. We’ll email you the CdA/Wind Tunnel upgrade key.
    4. Using Isaac, install the upgrade key in your Newton, using the Isaac menu command "Device/Unlock Feature..."
  2. Consult the CdA instruction manual, linked HERE, to learn how to use the CdA feature on your PowerPod or Newton..

 NOTE: CdA key requires use of a Direct Force Power Meter (DFPM).





All Velocomp products are designed, assembled, and shipped from the USA, letting us make you this promise: if you’re not delighted with your purchase you can return it within 30 days for a full refund.

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The Chain Link: "...So what’s the verdict on this thing? Is it possible to get good power data for less than half the cost of the next thing on the market? Yeah, sure. The PowerPod proved to be a consistent (and surprisingly durable) performer in a variety of conditions, some of which it was never intended for..."

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The 5k runner: "...considerably cheaper than a direct force power meter and easily swappable between bikes.....Perfect for the beginner and multi-bike owner. Perfect for the expert too. … you can work out how to tweak your riding position if you think about it. Cool."

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