Close Up: Look Keo Power Pedals with Polar Power Meter, Computer

We posted the announcement of Look’s collabo with Polar when they first made them public, but Interbike gave us a little close up, hands on time with them.

The summary: Look’s Keo Power pedals will come with a separate sensor for left and right that plugs into the backside of the pedal’s spindle, then transmits power data to a Polar computer. Like the Garmin/Metrogear system, it’ll allow for independent power measurement for each leg, letting hardcore cyclists and data freaks work out balance issues and lose more sleep, and for the rest of us it’ll provide some (expensive) entertainment on group rides and pre-race banter.

More after the break…

While the sensor looks obtrusive from this angle, it actually sits mostly behind the crankarm when it’s in the 6 o’clock position, meaning ground clearance shouldn’t be an issue.

The Keo Power/Polar system will only work on Polar’s wireless standard, not ANT+.

Some examples of the Polar cycling computers it’ll work with: CS500 and CS600X

Comments

wallymann - 10/15/10 - 12:40pm

dont like the pedal mounted doo-dads…they should have made them more integrated in some fashion.

Josh - 10/15/10 - 4:49pm

No Ant+. There goes a lot of potential users. Players in today’s market should realize that users want options, not limits.

KJR - 10/15/10 - 7:39pm

By making it proprietary and not ANT+ compatible, they’ve just prevented myself and a bunch of people I know from ever looking at it. It’s a real shame too, because it looks like it has the potential to be an exciting product.

Cor - 10/15/10 - 9:35pm

Any mention of price for the North American market?

John Reze - 10/17/10 - 1:01am

Some compatibility samples, you mean only ones, dont you ?

Tyler (Editor) - 10/18/10 - 9:59am

Cor…the price will be expensive, but they hadn’t finalized U.S. pricing as of Interbike.

John, these are the only two they had on display at Look’s booth, but I didn’t get a chance to talk to Polar to see if there were other models that’ll show power, so not sure.

billy - 11/11/10 - 8:43am

Cs500/Cs600x photos…….should be switched to left and right?

jeff - 08/14/11 - 1:23pm

Not ANT+ , Not for me.

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