Photo: Oliver Baker

PowerPod


$299, Amazon.com

The draw: Good introduction to power

The PowerPod is a bit different than other power meters in that it focuses on aerodynamics to measure your power output. The tiny unit mounts onto your handlebars using a GoPro-style mounting adapter, and then will broadcast your power over both ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart. This allows your bike computer or GPS watch to easily display and record power like any other power meter. Accuracy is generally quite good, though there are some cases (such as going off-road) where it may take a few minutes to adjust.