Fitif Power - a cycling power meter
by: Capitán Nugget • 244
Get a cycling power meter and a bike computer for your mobile phone and let Fitif Power! do its job from the comfort of your pocket. Or why not rest your phone on a holder and keep an eye on your results as you go? Link the Fitif Power! app up to a Bluetooth bike computer or a Garmin bike computer or sports watch. You will also get to upload all your power results from each session onto Strava or Training Peaks. That’s the beauty of Fitif Power!, the appowermeter for cycling on the road, on a trail or on a MTB.
1-. How does Fitif Power! work?
To use the Fitif Power! the GPS is absolutely necessary, so activate it, as it essentially works with geolocation. On the other hand, it works with a barometer/altimeter that was incorporated from version 6 and up of the device, so it is recommended for this device and subsequent versions. All of this shows that what it is and that it should only be used outdoors.
2-. What do I need for Fitif Power! to work properly?
It is therefore recommended to use and connect a Bluetooth cadence sensor, as the data will be more accurate. You should also use a Bluetooth heart rate monitor, as knowing your heart rate is important when estimating power if you are cycling in a group and alone, to give a couple of examples, so it is important to take a heart rate monitor.
Once you have downloaded Fitif Power! you will have to configure several settings:
- The length of the crank
- Weights, yours, fully equipped, and the bike’s, with everything you are going to put on it.
- The type of bike.
- The surface on which you are going to cycle.
- The type and pressure of the tyres.
- The type of pedal...
3-. Is my power not shown instantly? Why does Fitif Power! calculate an average every 15 seconds?
Considering all of the variables mentioned above Captain Nugget have developed their own algorithm to estimate the average power every 15 seconds. Instant power can give aberrant results, which is why an average is usually calculated for a certain period of time. In this case, those aberrant values can be due to faulty readings by the Smartphone sensors.
The latest version of Fitif Power! calculates the average every 15 seconds so as to minimise aberration. We are currently working on an update that will provide averages that calculate and show power results for shorter periods.
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