Wahoo and Pioneer Announce Exclusive Integration
Monday 24th September 2018
When we think of Pioneer, we think of our mate Dave's little fiesta because it was those days that the trend was having a flashy little head unit fitted with a couple of 6x9s and if you were super flashy, an amp in the boot. Dave went a step further with his next car and took out the backseats to carpet the flooring. We all knew it was so he didn't have to be designated driver as his car was now a 2 seater! I see what you did there Dave! So when we heard Pioneer has partnered up with fitness tech' giant Wahoo, we were expecting them to release a cracking sound system to go with our rides but it's something a little more performance related than that...
Wahoo Fitness, the leader in connected fitness devices, training ecosystems, and workout apps is excited to announce a new partnership with Pioneer Electronics Corporation that will allow cyclists to access specialized performance data via ELEMNT and ELEMNT BOLT cycling computers.
The Pioneer Pedaling Monitor System is a proprietary technology available on Pioneer power meters that measures force directions every 30 degrees and 12 times per crank rotation for each leg. This exclusive, real-time measurement is displayed as a force vector on compatible head units and allows a rider to analyse his or her pedal stroke, calculate pedaling efficiency, and minimise power loss. Athletes can now access this proprietary data while also taking advantage of Wahoo’s uncompromising functionality and features. Both the Wahoo ELEMNT and ELEMNT BOLT can unlock and display this data, giving cyclists the ability to choose from two different screen sizes to suit individual needs and also letting them easily zoom in on key metrics.
“We provide Pedaling Monitor metrics beyond what a traditional power meter can measure, helping cyclists maximise cycling efficiency by showing them in real-time where their pedal stroke is most powerful, and where it can be improved,” said Russell Johnson, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “We’re excited to work with Wahoo to make this powerful data available to a wider range of cyclists via their easy-to-use ELEMNT cycling computers.”
Unlocking Pioneer’s Pedaling Monitor metrics only requires Wahoo users to update their device’s firmware, pair with a compatible Pioneer power meter, and select the Pedaling Monitor Mode which unlocks a new preset screen on the ELEMNT and ELEMNT BOLT.
“We’re excited to add this unique functionality to our ELEMNT computers,” said Wahoo Founder and CEO Chip Hawkins. “Wahoo is known for our category-leading indoor riding ecosystems and easy-to-use cycling computers, and we’re glad that by partnering with Pioneer on this project, we can help more cyclists access data that will help them improve their fitness and form on the bike, whether they’re riding indoors with KICKR, or outside on the road.”
All Pioneer Single and Dual Leg power meters support Pedaling Monitor metrics.