Quarq Puts Garmin 500 Low Pro Mount Out Front, Updates Qalvin App & Adds Android Version
Quarq’s new Low Pro 500 is a new mount designed to put the Garmin 500 out in front of the stem, just like the Bar Fly except it’s designed only around the 500. MSRP is $35, out this summer.
Their Qalvin 2.0 iPhone app is coming soon with increased speed and preprogrammed chainrings to make set up quicker, automatically calibrating the sensor to the chainrings being used. While the integrated SRAM Red crankset unit isn’t affected by switching between their regular and TT rings, other Quarq crank-based power meters will benefit.
There’s an Android version coming soon that won’t require the Wahoo ANT+ dongle like the iPhone.
And, as a refresher, the New SRAM Red gets a ground-up redesigned Quarq integrated power meter. Uses the same CR2032 battery as most HR monitors and sensors and it’s placed for easy swaps. Expect about 300 hours per battery. The ANT+ ID is etched right on the outside of the sensor, too, making it easier and quicker to pair your devices. Adds about 150g over standard new Red crankset.