To go along with their crank based power meters, Stages new iPhone app is now available in the app store for free. The app will not only allow for firm wear updates on early Stages power meters, but it will allow for users to quickly zero reset any meter directly from an ios device. Also, if there are ever firm wear updates again future users will be able to update their meters as well.
The app is not meant to be a data capture device, but rather more of a trouble shooting tool that will display read-only power and cadence numbers for trouble shooting directly from an iPhone 4s, 5, or third gen iPad.
Depending on the firmware version currently running on a meter, riders will see the following improvements:
- ANT+ communication; elimination of ANT+ communication resets and drops, which were identified in firmware package 2.0.1
- Speed of power reading acquisition between meter and head unit; improved from ~6 seconds to ~3sec
The StagesPower utility App requires an iPhone 4s or newer, or third generation iPad with Bluetooth 4.0 in order to connect via Bluetooth. The App can also be run on older iOS devices using an ANT+ signal generated via Wahoo Fitness’ ANT Key. The App requires 6.1MB of free space and the iOS 5.1, or newer, operating system