Comprehensive Instructions for AeroPod

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TuRu00
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Re: Comprehensive Instructions for AeroPod

Post by TuRu00 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:25 am

Hello!!

Having a look to the instructions I feel a little bit disappointed. Things like...

"NOTE: When a heart rate (HR) strap is NOT paired to AeroPod, CdA-related data is recorded in the heart rate channel. When a HR strap IS paired to AeroPod, AeroPod will record your HR data, but you will NOT see the CdA-related data."

"CdA measurement is done ONLY in profile 4."

CdA and the other *new data* is not exported to CSV (via Isaac)

CdA is not written to .fit on Garmin (via APP, i understand that something is out of your hands...)

Are, in my opinion, very limiting on a NEW DEVICE. I do have two bikes and both with DFPM. ¿What should i do? ¿New pairing every change? That it is not portable as announced...

I think that a complete analysis (on Isaac, GoldenCheetah, anywhere) is important to have all the data together. Cant understand why is impossible to have all on the same platform (XXI century, new developed device) and... also ¿why didn't you told us about this limitations before?

Thanks!

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Re: Comprehensive Instructions for AeroPod

Post by Velocomp » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:57 am

Thank you for your comments. We know there is a lot that is new and different in AeroPod, and as people read-through things we will need to provide some clarifications.

1) We intentionally restrict CdA to profile 4 only. CdA is a sensitive measurement. Even with one bike, if you are doing CdA testing we recommend a cal ride before each day's testing. If you have two bikes, both with DFPM, you will do a new pairing when you move AeroPod. The new pairing will force a new calibration ride, which is critical to best CdA measurement accuracy. The calibration itself doesn't take very long...about 10 minutes of riding. That is a small investment to make to get this incredible measurement.

2) If you pair a HR strap in any profile other than profile 4, you won't affect HR/CdA data in profile 4.

3) You're correct that CdA, per-se, is not exported in the csv. But CdA proxy IS, through HR.

4) Golden Cheetah is an open-source application. I am sure some enterprising programmer can take AeroPod HR data, multiply it by 4, then divide by 1000, to get CdA.

5) Complete CdA analysis is available on Isaac.

Please remember that this is a release 1.0 product. If you have followed our actions over the past 14 years (!), you will see that we constantly improve things and add features. Stay tuned...
John Hamann

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Comprehensive Instructions for AeroPod

Post by Velocomp » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:09 pm

UPDATED SEPT 7 2018: ADDED NEW ITEM 8: "USING AEROPOD AS A STAND-ALONE POWER METER"
UPDATED SEPT 8 2018: CORRECTED THE ISAAC MAC SOFTWARE INSTRUCTIONS SECTION, ITEM 7
UPDATED SEPT 11 2018: MINOR CORRECTIONS TO AEROPOD OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS, ITEM 4.
UPDATED SEPT 13 2018: ADDED VIDEO: "HOW TO ATTACH AEROPOD TT MOUNT TO BIKE"
UPDATED SEPT 13 2018: ADDED ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ISAAC MAC SOFTWARE INSTALLATION, ITEM 6

There are nine different instructions/resources/guides for AeroPod:

1. Refer to “AeroPod Basic Setup Instructions” to for pictorial instructions regarding attaching AeroPod to your bike, pairing AeroPod to your sensors, and calibration
2. Refer to “AeroPod Calibration Instructions” for detailed instructions related to calibrating AeroPod
3. For Garmin owners, refer to “AeroPod Garmin Connect IQ Instructions” to learn how to download the AeroPod CdA app and configure the app for
your Garmin bike computer
4. Refer to “AeroPod Operating Instructions” for detailed instructions regarding CdA measurement, AeroPod operation, use of Isaac software, and Tips
and Troubleshooting
5. Refer to “AeroPod Tips and Troubleshooting” for answers to frequently asked questions
6. Refer to "Isaac Software Installation" for installation instructions.
7. Refer to "Isaac Software Instructions" for detailed instructions for using Isaac software
8. Refer to "AeroPod_Power" instructions regarding setup and use of AeroPod in power measurement mode
9. Click this link to view the video "How to attach TT mount to bike" https://youtu.be/wy1D3UUKkqo

All of these are attached here for easy reference.
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AeroPod_Operating Instructions 091118_index.pdf
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Isaac SW Installation091318.pdf
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AeroPod_Power_090718.pdf
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