Jeudi dernier, la compagnie canadienne 4iiii innovations a dévoilé la suite des produits de sa gamme de capteurs de puissance PRECISION. Il s’agissait d’un moment attendue car depuis la sortie de leur premier capteur de puissance il y a près de deux ans, 4iiii avait souvent fait les manchettes et présenté des prototypes intéressants sans toutefois avancer de date de commercialisation. Leur annonce de commandite de l’équipe Etixx – Quick Step n’a fait que confirmer que 4iiii compte bien devenir une force dans le monde des capteurs de puissance.
Introduced at Interbike 2014, the 4iiii power meter has come a long way very quickly. Originally planned as a DIY add on, they showed an even smaller unit at Sea Otter last year and introduced their factory installation option. Now, they’ve done away with the end user installation option and are offering two ways to get their power meter on your bike, both still starting under $400.
If you’re a weight weenie who wants to ride with power but don’t want to add unnecessary grams to your bike, then the new 4iiii Precision 2.0 power meter could be for you, with its left side only design hitting scales at just 9g.
4iiii Innovations has a new version of its left-side-crank-based power meter, the Precision 2.0. 4iiii calls it the ” the industry’s first 3D crank based power meter,” as it can measure bend, shear and axial forces on the crank, the company claims.
Today at Sea Otter, 4iiii has announced a slate of new products and poutlined their future power meter plans for much of the year. As you’ll remember, the company started shipping their $399 4iiii Precision power meter about a year ago. That unit was installed on your existing left-only crank arm. So basically you sent in your left crank arm, and they installed a 4iiii Precision power meter on it.
4iii has released an updated version of its single-sided Precision crank-based power meter that’s designed to be more streamlined than the original version, and announced a new Precision Pro Dual power meter, which measures power from both legs, that will be available later in the year.
April 14, 2016 (Cochrane, Alberta) – 4iiii Innovations Inc. (4iiii), official partner and supplier of power measurement to the men’s World Tour Team Etixx – Quick-Step, announces that the dual left and right power meter, PRECISION PRO, will be commercially available this July.
This offering will be introduced through the company’s established Factory Install program for $749.99 US and initially installed on customers’ and dealers’ own Shimano’s Dura Ace 9000 cranksets.
This is the first dual model to ship from the long anticipated family of dual (left and right) PRECISION power meters. The company will disclose its roadmap to address dual on a broader family of cranksets in the fall.
PRECISION PRO utilizes the company’s novel, patent pending 3D strain gauge technology to deliver industry-leading 99%+ power accuracy. The right and left power meters communicate creating a dynamic backup system that increases redundancy to ensure every ride is measured. The sophisticated device also provides cadence, broad head unit and device compatibility through both ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart wireless protocols, easy calibration, as well as over-the-air firmware upgrades using the 4iiii iOS and Android apps.
“PRECISION has proven to be a solid performer on and off the road, and now with PRECISION PRO, 4iiii provides reliable accurate power feedback for all levels of athletes,” says Emma Bédard, PRECISION Product Manager. “Power helps riders focus on how their body reacts to training. While single sided power meters meet the needs of most riders, dual sided power provides an extra level of data for those fine tuning their training or those monitoring strength progressions when recovering from an injury.”
The company continues to design its left side power meters with the core capability to upgrade to a dual system when it becomes available. Owners and dealers with left PRECISION power meters on Dura Ace will be able to purchase upgrades online starting in May for a July delivery.
ABOUT 4iiii INNOVATIONS
4iiii Innovations Inc. is a global, Canada-based leader in providing innovative sports electronics to both OEM and retail markets. 4iiii has a complete family of products that take sports technology to a whole new level. The PRECISION power meter, Viiiiva heart rate monitors, Sportiiii heads-up displays as well as the 4iiii and Cliiiimb apps – are all intended to leverage technology for advancing the athletic performances of enthusiasts through to professional athletes. For more information: www.4iiii.com.
4iiii Innovations Inc.
April 14, 2016 (Cochrane, Alberta) – 4iiii Innovations Inc. (4iiii), a global trendsetter in sport monitoring technology, introduces the industry’s first, patent pending 3D crank based power meter, PRECISION 2.0.
“Capturing all forces on the cranks in three dimensions (bend, shear and axial) moves traditional power monitoring a quantum step ahead to improve accuracy and lay the foundation for new features,” says Kip Fyfe, CEO of 4iiii. “This increase in power data quality and quantity is key to empowering coaches and cyclists with the detailed feedback they need to optimize their training and racing.”
Using a new streamlined and lightweight pod design and building on the robust technology of its predecessor, PRECISION 2.0 delivers industry-leading 99%+ power accuracy, dependable cadence data, broad head unit and device compatibility through both ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart wireless protocols, easy calibration, as well as over-the-air firmware upgrades using the 4iiii iOS and Android apps.
In addition to its novel, patent pending 3D technology, PRECISION 2.0 comes to market in two delivery methods, Factory Install and Ride Ready.
Through the company’s custom Factory Install program, users and dealers can send in their compatible left aluminum cranks now for immediate installation. This offering accommodates customers with tight frame/crank clearance combinations and enables riders to utilize compatible cranks not available in the Ride Ready program. With a retail price of $399 US, the Factory Install offering can be purchased now at 4iiii.com and through participating dealers with a current lead time of one to two weeks.
With its sights on building strong dealer relationships for the sale of its PRECISION 2.0 power meters, 4iiii introduces the new Ride Ready offering. Available for purchase now and on shelves starting in July, Ride Ready is an off the shelf left crank power meter with initial offering in three Shimano road models and two Shimano mountain bike models. PRECISON 2.0 in Ride Ready starts at $399.99 US.
The company’s first left and right dual PRECISION 2.0 configuration, also being announced today, will similarly feature 4iiii’s patent pending 3D technology and be available in July through the Factory Install program.
“We designed Ride Ready with dealers in mind, to give customers quick easy access through their preferred specialty bike retailers.” says Chris Nieckar, Brand Channel Manager. “Through the Factory Install option, dealers can also utilize their own crank inventory and add unique value for their customers.”
ABOUT 4iiii INNOVATIONS
4iiii Innovations Inc. is a global, Canada-based leader in providing innovative sports electronics to both OEM and retail markets. 4iiii has a complete family of products that take sports technology to a whole new level. The PRECISION power meter, Viiiiva heart rate monitors, Sportiiii heads-up displays as well as the 4iiii and Cliiiimb apps – are all intended to leverage technology for advancing the athletic performances of enthusiasts through to professional athletes.. For more information: www.4iiii.com.
4iiii Innovations Inc.
When Kip Fyfe and Victoria Brilz co-founded their first company, building their business in the town of Cochrane, located 35 kilometres northwest of downtown Calgary, was a matter of pure practicality.