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by ronpei
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Newton General Questions
Topic: newton manuals etc / newton support page
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Re: newton manuals etc / newton support page

Thanks John, sorry I did not seem to see that link.
by ronpei
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Newton General Questions
Topic: newton manuals etc / newton support page
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Re: newton manuals etc / newton support page

thanks John, what about the pdf version of the manual has that been discontinued and what was the last version that was written? I found it quite helpful for minour issues.
by ronpei
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Newton General Questions
Topic: newton manuals etc / newton support page
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

newton manuals etc / newton support page

I went to the new website to download the Newton manual but could not find anything on the newton at all. Is there a link I missed?
by ronpei
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Newton Firmware
Topic: Newton FW 5.18 is now available
Replies: 8
Views: 844

Re: Newton FW 5.18 is now available

if the fixes do not affect any aspect of the Newton that I use is there any benefit or downside to not doing the update? If a future update comes along that is important do you need all previous updates to access it?
by ronpei
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: PowerPod General Questions
Topic: PowerStroke upgrade $99 - Is it really that much value added
Replies: 11
Views: 1281

Re: PowerStroke upgrade $99 - Is it really that much value a

though I suspect that the Power Stroke works to a certain point the only issue I have is that it is not in real time, so it is hard to do anything to inform your improvement. On a Computrainer or other device that shows real time effects of pedalling dynamics you can change things and see the effect...
by ronpei
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: GPS Tracker: GPS for your PowerPod or Newton!
Topic: New Velocomp Tracker for iOS11 replaces Newton Tracker
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: New Velocomp Tracker for iOS11 replaces Newton Tracker

That makes sense John, and sort of what I thought so then the issue is for people who have higher end iPhones, I am quite happy with my situation.
by ronpei
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: GPS Tracker: GPS for your PowerPod or Newton!
Topic: New Velocomp Tracker for iOS11 replaces Newton Tracker
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: New Velocomp Tracker for iOS11 replaces Newton Tracker

this is interesting, I am running iOS 11 on my iPhone 5s and the regular 9not updated version) of tracker worked fine for me last evening. So it may have not been necessary to update tracker to use it with iOS 11 unless maybe newer phones access GPS etc differently than the older one? So at this poi...
by ronpei
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: PowerPod General Questions
Topic: Still not confident regarding accuracy
Replies: 31
Views: 3259

Re: Still not confident regarding accuracy

"The problem is consistency and it seems as though the reported value is more and more inaccurate as the slope increases and gravity is the dominant factor (~90%). Then the acceleration is more and more dominant, so the error becomes more and more dominant. " if there is an error due to the sensor w...
by ronpei
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: PowerPod General Questions
Topic: Still not confident regarding accuracy
Replies: 31
Views: 3259

Re: Still not confident regarding accuracy

it is more than likely a mass market accelerometer like the ones in phones and PP would not be 100% true.. however the one thing that people get head over heals about is accuracy... it is very difficult to prove that any power meter is accurate since power is a derived measure and not a direct measu...
by ronpei
Tue May 16, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: PowerStroke
Topic: Left/Right Power?
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

Re: Left/Right Power?

I do not discount that the power stroke is doing a lot with respect to dealing with the accelerometer data and using an algorithm to translate that into what you show with respect to timing it to the right and left pedal stroke based upon the position of the left crank arm, and maybe I am being opti...
by ronpei
Sun May 14, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: PowerStroke
Topic: Left/Right Power?
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

Re: Left/Right Power?

since the power pod/ Newton is capturing power reading at such a high frequency, one would think that it would be rather trivial math to add a line in the power stroke display that captures the left right balance as a percentage? Just one more piece of info to improve pedaling dynamics. If a user ha...
by ronpei
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: PowerPod General Questions
Topic: PP ride files showing much lower air temp than actual
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: PP ride files showing much lower air temp than actual

just a thought John, why could you not put it as a n option in the analyze route page? You could enter starting temperature, after that all that is needed is a simple temperature off set, ie if the actual starting temp was 25 deg C and the temp recorded by the newton or PP said 21 then all temperatu...
by ronpei
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: GPS Tracker: GPS for your PowerPod or Newton!
Topic: I have a big problem.
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: I have a big problem.

Your problem has nothing to do with the firmware key. Something has happened to your installation of Isaac; please email technicalsupport@velocomp.com I have had a similar lab view error for over a year. It just means that the graphs initially draw incorrectly. I sent a request in way back but noth...
by ronpei
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: GPS Tracker: GPS for your PowerPod or Newton!
Topic: Newton Track feature suggestion, accident alert
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: Newton Track feature suggestion, accident alert

I have searched for a cycling app that can do this, I think it would be a huge positive for you guys. If you need an alpha or beta tester I would be happy to try it out.
by ronpei
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: GPS Tracker: GPS for your PowerPod or Newton!
Topic: Newton Track feature suggestion, accident alert
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Newton Track feature suggestion, accident alert

Just a suggestion, since I typically use the tracker app, it would be a great feature if the app had an add on that would alert a set of specific emergency contacts if certain conditions were met via text message and provide GPS map info. Since the tracker is running and the phone, Newton or powerpo...
by ronpei
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: PowerPod General Questions
Topic: Anyone using PowerPod on a Fat Bike with any success?
Replies: 70
Views: 6421

Re: Anyone using PowerPod on a Fat Bike with any success?

there are a few subtle issues that fat bikes encounter which are not the same for a road bike, The rolling resistance can change dramatically depending upon what you are rolling on or through, this is not an real issue for a road bike. In any ride I can go from smooth easy rolling to snow that actua...
by ronpei
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: PowerPod General Questions
Topic: Anyone using PowerPod on a Fat Bike with any success?
Replies: 70
Views: 6421

Re: Anyone using PowerPod on a Fat Bike with any success?

I fully agree John, I wish that was possible.. I am iBike only!
by ronpei
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: PowerPod General Questions
Topic: Anyone using PowerPod on a Fat Bike with any success?
Replies: 70
Views: 6421

Re: Anyone using PowerPod on a Fat Bike with any success?

well I would love to believe you but the road vibration on a road bike is much different than a fat bike with 4-6 psi and a 4.5- 5 inch tire. A lot of any of this feedback would be eaten up by the tire and some by the suspension fork... so though I have no issues with the ibike on my road machines I...
by ronpei
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: PowerPod General Questions
Topic: Anyone using PowerPod on a Fat Bike with any success?
Replies: 70
Views: 6421

Re: Anyone using PowerPod on a Fat Bike with any success?

the most significant issue I see is rolling resistance. I use a variety of tire pressures depending upon conditions.also in any one ride I might be on smooth dirt, hay fields, sand, snow(and that is a whole other story), mud, etc and from my pedalling effort I know they are very different. I see no ...
by ronpei
Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Isaac software
Topic: HELP: new error started this last wek
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: HELP: new error started this last wek

what is weird is if I ignore the error and continue the file corrects itself.... It seems to be a rendering error on the Y axis. When I analyze the route and enter the correct elevation if seems to correct the screen and the error does not seem to return afterwards when I reload it is OK. Seems odd ...
by ronpei
Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Isaac software
Topic: HELP: new error started this last wek
Replies: 2
Views: 834

HELP: new error started this last wek

I have encountered a new error see attachment\ error 1077 occurred at property Node (arg3) in MSGT scale x axis.vi->iBike calculate scale and scale Y axes.vi->iBike top-level VI.va possible reason labVIEW; invalid property value. is there a newer version of Labview needed? I still get readable files...
by ronpei
Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Front Mount for Newton
Topic: New Front Mount
Replies: 27
Views: 16335

Re: New Front Mount

my one and only complaint with the out front mount is the space that is around the knurled screw to tighten the unit to the mount, I have small hands and it is a real pain to undo it... on the other hand you can use a screw driver but it would be nice if the design allowed more space around the scre...
by ronpei
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Newton Technical Support
Topic: Newton detecting other rider's DFPM data
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: Newton detecting other rider's DFPM data

Maybe a dumb question but do you have a dfpm? If you do then it will automatically lock onto that unique ant number. If you do not have a dfpm, then in Issac turn this option off so it will not search for a dfpm.
by ronpei
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: PowerPod General Questions
Topic: do bike storage conditions impact "start of ride" accuracy?
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: do bike storage conditions impact "start of ride" accura

I think the answer is if you put your bike in acrepair stand and turn on your ibike that it will assume you are riding and try to adjust the tilt factor. This automatically happens in the first 5 minutes of every ride. So if you start another ride after it has been "adjusted" while in the repair sta...
by ronpei
Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: PowerStroke
Topic: PowerStroke and New Garmin speed/cadence sensor (no magnets)
Replies: 19
Views: 5317

Re: PowerStroke and New Garmin speed/cadence sensor (no magn

it is important to remember (this is confirmed by Garmin) that the cadence sensor trigger point is from what ever point it wakes up in. This means if the crank arm that the sensor is on in at 6 o'clock that is where the trigger point will be. For power stroke there is an assumption that the trigger ...
by ronpei
Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Newton General Questions
Topic: Ibike Newton and MTB ?
Replies: 24
Views: 6025

Re: Ibike Newton and MTB ?

Thanks for the crr tip John! That was one thing I was wondering.
by ronpei
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Newton General Questions
Topic: Ibike Newton and MTB ?
Replies: 24
Views: 6025

Re: Ibike Newton and MTB ?

I am thinking of installing my newton on myfat bike. Anyone else try it and if so any issues with low temperatures?
by ronpei
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Isaac software
Topic: Garmin Epix FIT
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Re: Garmin Epix FIT

you should be able to export as a TCX file from your Garmin program (Connect) this will have the necessary GPS data
by ronpei
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Isaac software
Topic: Analyze Route?
Replies: 17
Views: 3137

Re: Analyze Route?

Well now I have found the right answer, both via the manual (gasp) and John`s reply. One thought is if it would be possible to have the analyze settings allow one to enter both starting and ending elevations in this same window for the odd occasions when barometric pressure changes enough to throw o...
by ronpei
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Newton Technical Support
Topic: Power data off for 2/3 of ride: wind sensor issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: Power data off for 2/3 of ride: wind sensor issue?

I do not know what John`s opinion of this is but I have found empirically that using the out front mount allowed me to set up the Newton with a very slight downward slope, less than a couple of degrees from level so that the wind port would naturally drain. Previously I had the stem mount that was a...