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Re: Comprehensive Instructions for AeroPod

Post by Velocomp » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:35 pm

Updated April 21, 2019

UPDATED APRIL 21, 2019: ADDED "AEROPOD/POWERPOD STATUS INDICATION LIGHTS"
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UPDATED NOV 16, 2018: ADDED TO "AEROPOD TIPS AND TROUBLESHOOTING" TO EXPLAIN SENSOR PAIRING AND CALIBRATION IN MORE DETAIL.
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UPDATED MAR 29, 2019: ADDED "FIRMWARE 7.06 CALIBRATION AND USAGE INSTRUCTIONS"
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There are eleven different instructions/resources/guides for AeroPod:

0. Refer to "GPS Tracker Instructions" to learn how to set up your smartphone and AeroPod to add GPS tracking to your AeroPod ride files
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
10. Refer to PowerStroke Instructions for detailed description of the PowerStroke feature
11. Refer to this link for AeroPod Setup and Calibration video: https://youtu.be/198XSnl6gnA



All of these are attached here for easy reference.
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Re: Comprehensive Instructions for AeroPod

Post by EHB » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:40 am

Velocomp wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:42 pm
EHB wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:42 am

1) Does the phone have capability to connect to Bluetooth Heart Rate monitors and if a Garmin device is connected to a HRM, will it’s file (in the future)contain both CdA and HR data simultaneously?

2) I guess a subquestion is if I record HR data using a HRM with a memory or another separate device can the data be imported and merged into Isaac?

Thanks!
1) What phone are you referring to?

2) If you record HR data on the Garmin, then it's possible to merge HR data into Isaac. However, when you do this merge, the CdA data from your ride file will be overwritten.
Apologies for the slow response, I forgot where I’d asked. The phone is an iPhone 6S running the latest OS.

Incidentally, I think you mentioned somewhere Golden Cheetah and needing to program it. In the latest version you can actually adjust data personally without programming. Haven’t use it much myself, but I’ve seen screenshots. Looked about as complex as doing a macro in Microsoft excel.user guide is terrible though. I assume it is there somewhere.

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Re: Comprehensive Instructions for AeroPod

Post by EHB » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:47 am

From their website:

“From version 3.4 it has been possible for the user to write their own metrics using data filters, as of version 3.5 it is now possible to use Python and R scripts to perform computations as well” - so they should be shareable!

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Re: Comprehensive Instructions for AeroPod

Post by EHB » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:51 am

Incidentally the development build Of GC syncs to Strava. If you got your software to sync to Strava too there would be an indirect automatic route for people.

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Re: Comprehensive Instructions for AeroPod

Post by BillOsler » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:37 am

Velocomp wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:57 am

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.
That means the CdA data in the HR field is rounded to the nearest 0.004. Is that the limit of the precision of the estimate? Or is the rounding an artifact of the limitations of the HR data field?
I'm hoping that once you have the ability to write CdA to a FIT file you will be able to generate more precise data than 0.004 but I don't know what the limits of the technique might be.

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Re: Comprehensive Instructions for AeroPod

Post by Velocomp » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:12 am

HR/CdA value recorded in the ride file includes a rounding of the HR field to the nearest whole number.

Note that CdA is measured over a period of a few minutes, and that Average HR (i.e. average CdA) is calculated to the nearest 1/10. This improves the HR resolution to 0.002...

As an alternative, open the ride file in Isaac, then use the "Tools/CdA analysis..." feature to determine CdA. This feature works with the raw data in the ride file, not the HR data.
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Re: Comprehensive Instructions for AeroPod

Post by BillOsler » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:53 pm

Velocomp wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:12 am
As an alternative, open the ride file in Isaac, then use the "Tools/CdA analysis..." feature to determine CdA. This feature works with the raw data in the ride file, not the HR data.
Thanks. That's a viable option for now ... but long term I'd MUCH rather do all of my analysis in WKO4 ... preferably using a "developer" data field instead of the HR channel.

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Re: Comprehensive Instructions for AeroPod

Post by Velocomp » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:03 pm

Agreed. There is a lot to do...
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