Power meter how do they work?

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  1. gary-trek

    gary-trek New Member

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    How do power meters work? Explain to me how they work in a simple way, I do not know many cycling terms.
     
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    Different meters work a bit differently, but they all measure how much force is being applied by the rider to push the bike forward.
     
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    How does it connect to the pedals?
     
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    Power meters have two parts. The sensor that determines the power output, the the display/record unit that mounts on the handle bar.

    These two parts connect wirelessly using ANT+ wireless technology

    The meters comes in a few different types. There is a pedal meter, where the measuring device in in the pedal, there are some that are built into the crank arm and some are in the rear wheel hub. They all do the same thing, measure how much power is being sent through the drivetrain by the rider and send that information to the display so the rider can see how much power they are generating
     
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