The battle to capture your watts keeps getting fiercer, and the new 4iiii Precision Podiiiium dual-sided power meter is on the attack with an affordable new option that claims +/-1.5% accuracy. Available initially on Shimano’s latest Dura-Ace, Ultegra and 105 cranksets, you can order them as a complete crankset or send in your existing cranks for a factory cleaning and installation.
Visually, the new Precision Podiiiium units are quite different, and that’s to accommodate the new electronics and built-in rechargeable battery. Even with charging ports (visible on bottom photo), they’re still thinner than before. This opens up more frame clearance and compatibility, so it’ll work on more bikes.
The new Precision Podiiiium power meter is available as a single-sided non-drive option starting at $399 installed on your own cranks…or upgrade from the original version for $349. Or just go all-in with the new dual sided option on your current cranks for $749.
Their ready-to-ride options that include a new crankset with the power meter pre-installed start at $999. Market availability expected January 2018.
The new design uses a micro-USB charging port with indicator light to let you know when it’s time to top it off…which shouldn’t be too often, battery life is pegged at 60 hours. Update it via Bluetooth through iOS and Android apps, and connect it to your smartphone, smart watch or cycling computer with Bluetooth or ANT+.