PIONEER Power Meter Hits Canada
Industry’s First Dual Leg Power Meter and Pedaling Monitor Technology from Pioneer Hits the Streets
TORONTO, Canada (November 13, 2013) – – Pioneer Electronics (Canada) Inc., a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video, computer and professional DJ equipment for the home, car and business markets, today officially released in Canada its innovative Pioneer® SGY-PM900H79 Pedaling Monitor/Power Meter Sensor and SGX-CA900 Cyclocomputer. Since its demonstration at last year’s 2012 Interbike Show as the bicycle industry’s first on-bike dual leg power meter and pedaling monitor system, Pioneer has been relentlessly refining the system for its North American release for superb accuracy, consistency and reliability.
See intro videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL54NebaUO8ZLIVUPV9tF39GePdA5m5AnY
The Pioneer SGY-PM900H79 pedaling monitor/power meter sensors and SGX-CA900 Cyclocomputer are now available in Canada with suggested retail prices of $1600 and $900 respectively. The Pioneer system is now available at authorized specialty bike retailers.
Pioneer’s robust system is the first ever to achieve on-bike, real time, dual-leg pedaling power measurements and analysis, graphically illustrating left and right power output, pedaling stroke efficiency, power loss, force vector analysis, and torque, in addition to cadence, heart rate, GPS positioning, speed, distance, elevation gain/loss, barometric pressure, ambient temperature, and more. At the heart of the system are two proprietary strain gauge monitors developed by Pioneer that provide the highest power recording rate (on both legs) using 12 different points (every 30 degrees) on a single 360 degree pedaling stroke. The dynamic information from the monitors is transmitted via a special ANT+™ stream so it can be graphically illustrated in real time on Pioneer’s customizable high-resolution cyclocomputer. Within one complete left/right stroke, up to 199 data points of the rider’s performance parameters are analyzed by the system, which can be illustrated in detail on Pioneer’s online service, Cyclo-Sphere.
“We are very excited to be launching the industries first on road true dual leg power meter that incorporates pedaling efficiency and loss in real time.” said Frank D’Angelo, marketing manager for Pioneer Electronics of Canada, Inc. “We’ve been working with Belkin Pro Cycling Racing team, and our engineers have incorporated hardware and software refinements based on their feedback. Our system sets a unique benchmark for the power meter market.”
SGY-PM900 Dual Strain Gauge Monitors
Designed for use with Shimano® DURA-ACE® crank sets, the most popular aftermarket cranks on the market, Pioneer’s highly accurate strain gauge monitors are designed for professional installation on both left and right arm cranks to provide detailed statistics of power, cadence and efficiency. The monitors transmit not only raw power data but also numerous parameters necessary for improving technique and performance, including where in the pedal rotation power is applied and the torque and force angle of the pedal stroke, as well as power deficiency within the stroke, which are all depicted in detail via the Cyclocomputer.
Operating time: up to 200 hours (two CR2032 batteries included)
Water resistance rating: IPX6
Resistant to oil and environmental conditions
Weight: 70g (including L & R sensors)
Accuracy: +/- 2%
The SGX-CA900 Cyclocomputer
Pioneer’s Cyclocomputer provides a unique interface that enable riders to see their performance measurements instantly. Detailed and analyzed pedaling data, including the entire left and right force vector information, are instantly communicated to the rider on the high resolution 2.2-inch color touch screen display. The display interface is fully customizable with up to nine data points that can be seen on the screen for continuous and instantaneous performance feedback.
LCD QVGA at 320 x 240 pixel resolution
Measuring at only 3.3″ x 2.67″ x .86″
Built-in GPS for tracking and positioning
Barometer and thermometer
Rechargeable built-in Li-ion battery (up to 12 hours operating time)
ANT+ module to pair it with industry standard ANT+ sensors
Cadence/speed capable (component sold separately)
Mini USB cable for power charging and data transfer
Cyclo-Sphere Online Cloud Service
In addition, the data collected by the Cyclocomputer can be easily transferred and shared through Cyclo-Sphere, Pioneer’s free online cloud service where riders can further analyze their performances. The online service offers history management and route viewing (by date, map or ride list). With Pioneer’s expertise in global positioning technology, the service enables interactive analysis from a single screen with the ability to log ride sessions and track histories.
For more information on the Pioneer system, visit https://www.pioneerelectronics.ca/POCEN/Cycle+Sports.
About Pioneer Canada
Pioneer is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets and is celebrating 75 years of innovation in the consumer electronics industry. It all began with a passion for music that Pioneer founder Nozomu Matsumoto hoped to share with the world. He started Pioneer in 1938 as a specialty speaker company, building products out of his garage. Today, Pioneer’s Home Entertainment and Business Solutions Group continues Matsumoto’s enthusiasm, developing award-winning audio and video home theater products including A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc® and DVD players, and speakers. Long-standing partnerships and collaborations with the creative community have provided Pioneer unique insight in its quest to capture the purity of a movie or musical artist’s original vision into its broad range of home entertainment products. The company’s brands include Pioneer® and Elite®.
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