Core Health & Fitness Announces New Partnership Between Schwinn & 4iiii

 

Vancouver, WA, March 12, 2018 – Core Health & Fitness® is excited to announce a new partnership between Schwinn® indoor cycling and 4iiii®. With this partnership comes the release of an optional 4iiii power crank upgrade available on the Schwinn AC™ and SC bikes.

“4iiii is a Canadian based tech company with a rich history in sport technology development and we have found a great partner in Schwinn” commented Bailey McKnight, Channel Development Leader for 4iiii Innovations. Founded in 2010, 4iiii Innovations has grown to be an industry leader in power meter development in a growing number of cycling disciplines. Founders Kip Fyfe and Victoria Brilz have deep roots in innovative sports monitoring that date back to 2000 when they started Dynastream Innovations Inc. Dynastream brought the world’s first speed and distance monitors and the widely adopted ANT+ communication protocol to the wearable market. The Company was sold to Garmin in 2006.

A vision of enabling athletes to be ‘smarter, faster, safer’ led Kip and Victoria to create the world’s lightest, most accurate and durable powermeter. 4iiii powermeter technology is relied upon by teams on the World Tour and has become standard equipment through a leading bicycle manufacturer.

The 4iiii story is one that resonates with Schwinn, the brand behind the first production bike designed specifically for indoor cycling. Schwinn is positioned to be on the cutting edge of the indoor cycling industry through new innovations and partnerships that help bring the best technologies in both indoor and outdoor cycling to Schwinn bikes.

“Measurement has been game changing in the indoor cycling category, so being able to partner with the visionaries behind ANT+ technology is a logical and exciting step for the Schwinn brand,” added Jeff Dilts, Vice President of Product Management & Innovation for Core Health & Fitness.

“While powermeters have seen increased acceptance in the past 10 years, we’re just beginning to see them reach the mainstream,” added Eric Gerstenbuhler, Managing Director of 4iiii Sport. “What sets 4iiii apart is the patented 3D strain gauge technology we use to measure the bending, elongation, and twisting deformation. This allows for measurement of every force being applied to the crank arm by a rider and provides the most accurate data possible.”

Schwinn offers power education and certification for cycling instructors. In addressing a growing industry, Schwinn’s commitment to quality and authenticity demanded nothing less than a partnership with the company behind the most accurate power meter on the market.

“Measurement has been a big story for Schwinn since we introduced it to the indoor cycling space in 2009,” concluded Dilts. “This new partnership with a company like 4iiii providing power measurement for the most elite cyclists in the world is very exciting!”

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4iiii Innovations releases Ride Ready PRECISION/Shimano FC-R9100

The much-anticipated turnkey pairing of the pros-choice PRECISION Powermeter and Shimano’s lightweight evolution of the FC-R9100 is here. The Dura-Ace FC-R9100 shaves a full 7 g. off its predecessor. At just 9g., totally waterproof PRECISION is the world’s lightest powermeter.

Product Development Lead Billy Chan says “this new product reflects the popularity of the Factory Install PRECISION on the FC-R9100 and the our dedication to making the latest innovations in sports technology easily accessible and highly affordable for a wide range of athletes.

White-capped 4iiii PRECISION PRO Powermeters distinguish podium-dominating World Tour teams Quick-Step Floors and Bora-hansgrohe at the Tour de France. 4iiii PRECISION technology is the same technology, but in a affordable single-side version.

The 4iiii Ride Ready option of the PRECISION Powermeter provides the lightest and lowest cost left-side powermeter on the Shimano Dura-Ace FC-R9100. Ride Ready options will be made available for $599.99 USD starting June 2017 online at 4iiii.com/PRECISION. Factory Install options are also available online for $399.99 USD. 

4iiii is a sports technology company based in Cochrane, Alberta at the threshold of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and in the heart of a recreational paradise. We are a team of engineers and athletes dedicated to improving individual performance through the development of highly accurate and easily accessed data delivery products.

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Download the official Ride Ready PRECISION/Shimano FC-R9100 Press Release (PDF)

For media inquiries:
Suzanne Hamilton
Marketing and Communications
800.218.3095 ext.200
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4iiii Innovations Inc
141 2nd Ave E
Cochrane, Alberta
T4C 2B9

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Fiiiit brings 4iiii PRECISION POWERMETER technology to Indoor Cycling

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4iiii Innovations, a Cochrane, Alberta company, is bringing the same PRECISION powermeter technology used by World Tour cycling teams Quick-Step Floors and Bora-hansgrohe to the increasingly popular indoor cycling market. The waterproof PRECISION is also being used to train the crews of ORACLE TEAM USA in defence of yachting’s America’s Cup.

4iiii CEO Kip Fyfe comments that “we’re proud to offer PRECISION powermeter technology to enhance and personalize the indoor cycling experience. With the expertise of an inspired 4iiii team we’ve adapted the powermeter used by professional cyclists to indoor studio and home use. Now, any bike with a compatible bottom bracket can be a state of the art power bike.”

The Fiiiit powermeter measures the energy a rider produces. 4iiii Product Manager Brandon Riches notes that “accurate powermeters combined with high-level heart rate monitors such as our Viiiiva enable riders to monitor improvements in their fitness and strength as heart rates drop and watts increase.”

Indoor Cycling merges community, cycling, music and professional instruction in an intense workout that burns 300–500 calories an hour.

4iiii Innovations is a major force in running and on/off road cycling, offering a full range of industry leading products including Fiiiit, PRECISION and PRECISION PRO powermeters, Viiiiva heart rate monitors and the Sportiiii performance coach.

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For media inquiries:

Suzanne Hamilton
Marketing and Communications
800.218.3095
800.218.3095 Ext. 200 
pr@4iiii.com
4iiii.com

4iiii Innovations Inc
228 River Ave
Cochrane, AB CAN
T4C 2C1

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PRECISION Firmware Upgrade 1.5.0 Now Available

 

Why upgrade?

Keeping PRECISION’s firmware current ensures that its data is as precise as possible. For example… a few users have reported power spikes at the bottom of a descent. This update will reduce the likelihood of this occurrence.

How to upgrade?

Same as previous upgrades:  With the latest 4iiii app, follow instructions in the PRECISION Configuration screen.

Follow our step-by-step guide under Firmware Upgrades at http://4iiii.com/support/software-and-documentation/

Need some help? Contact us at support@4iiii.com

4iiii’s PRECISION PRO Dual Powermeter Available this July

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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.

Media Contact
4iiii Innovations Inc.
Marie-Hélène Thibeault
E: info@4iiii.com

4iiii Launches Cycling’s First 3D Crank Powermeter

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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.

Media Contact
4iiii Innovations Inc.
Marie-Hélène Thibeault
E: info@4iiii.com

Friday File, December 11, 2015

Watt kind of cycling data do you need?

Today we bring you a review link, and a perspective about choosing a single side crank-based power meter.

DCrainmaker’s in-depth PRECISION review is live. In true DC style it is as extensive, detailed and informative as ever, gives an account of everything from PRECISION set up to performance. The last line of the summary ends with: “….it (PRECISION) takes the KOM for the least expensive direct force power meter on the market – and one that’s just as accurate and easy to use as ones that cost significantly more.”

Investing in a power meter is an important decision – one that’s bound to transform your riding experience and advance your cycling performance. It can also be a pricey venture with many power meter units running close to $1000 and others well over $2,000.

Through our commitment to high quality data for all cyclists, we’ve focused our early developments on a left-leg device and kept the price under $400 USD.

Here is some background in choosing direct force, single sided crank-based power meters.

A direct force power meter can be theoretically located in any part of a bike’s drive chain. A bike’s drive train can include any component that transfers energy from a rider to the point of contact on a bike. As such, any one of the following components can be considered a part of the drive train: pedal, crank arm, crank spindle, crank spider, chain, wheel hub, wheel spokes, wheel rim, and tire. The farther the meter is located from the rider, the more losses are absorbed by the bike before getting to the power meter and the less detail about the rider’s cycling style can be discerned.

The 4iiii PRECISION power meter is a crank based left side power meter. It is unique amongst other crank arm power meters in that it combines a proprietary strain gauge design with sophisticated software algorithms to provide superior accuracy and deep stride analysis. (Left leg pedal smoothness and torque effectiveness are included as a permanent features until January 15th)

The PRECISION power meter doubles the very accurate power measurement from your left leg to give you a single, very close estimate of your total wattage output.

While we all have cycling leg imbalances, the single-leg power meter methodology has proven to deliver highly accurate data to empower cyclists with the information needed to advance their performance. To this effect, PRECISION delivers a left leg accuracy range of 0 to 4,000 watts at +/- 1% error, and records a cadence range from 10 to 170 RPM. And, if you know of existing leg imbalances, our latest upgrades allow you to manually adjust your scale factor for an even closer estimate of your combined power output.

So what does this mean to you and your investment in a PRECISION single-leg power meter?

With left-leg only data, PRECISION is an accurate and dependable tool you can count on to gain new insights into your relative power. Even our own resident elite triathlete chooses to train and race with left only power. In her words “because it’s reliable”.

By adding this new dimension to your cycling, you can gain relevant information to guide your day to day training, as well as valuable information to compare your performance from event to event – all of this at the most competitive price in the market.

And for those who want the highest level of data sophistication, rest assured! 4iiii engineers are already hard at work on implementing the same level of accuracy already offered as part of the left-side solution to a future dual leg system. And yes, we’ll remain committed to delivering future solutions at leading prices.

That’s it for us this Friday. Remember to ride hard and smile often. If you are somewhere warm, take it in!

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