Next gen Watteam Powerbeat G3 brings affordable power meter you can swap between bikes

first_imgSince its inception the stick-on Powerbeat has been one of the most affordable ways to put power measurement on you bike. Last year Watteam’s gen2 DIY power meter became even more affordable with a single sided variant. And now Generation 3 takes it one step further with a new modular design that can quickly swap between two bikes, bringing true two-sided power measurement to two bikes for less money than many power meters on the market.Watteam Powerbeat G3 affordable, modular powermetersThe original DIY Powerbeat was one of the first to rapidly lower the cost of entry into power metering. G2 brought more accuracy, and then a one-sided option. Now Powerbeat G3 brings improved hardware, a more aero pod design, and three different price points for one-sided measurement, true left-right metering, and now a modular 2×2 setup to use the same hardware on two different cranksets.Tech DetailsNew Powerbeat G3 devices get an updated look that Watteam says blend in better with your alloy cranks, housing the same IP67 weatherproof, easily rechargeable tech as before. Functionality remains the same transmitting total power, cadence, power balance, torque efficiency, and pedal smoothness, all via Bluetooth LE & ANT+.The key bit of tech update here is that: now you glue the strain gauges to your cranks, and then bolt the hanger for the Comp Unit/Pods between the pedal & crankarm as usual, but the Comp Units are now modular and can slide off the hanger. That’s what makes the new Powebeat 2×2 (PB2x2) possible.Since Watteam knows that pretty much everyone buying a power meter has more than one bike, the new PB2x2 allows you to share the same two Comp Unit pods with two different bikes. The PB2x2 kit includes 4 glue-on strain gauges, 4 pod hangers, 2 black power measuring Comp Unit pods, and two bright blue dummy pods. Install it all on two cranksets, then simply pop the Comp Unit pods into the bike you plan to ride and measure power with, and the dummies into bike number two, and a simple click in the app switches from one bike to the next.Besides getting a true left-right power meter that you can easily swap between two bikes, Watteam also says it will simplify bike washing (hose away with the dummy pods) and charging (no need to get the bike close to a plug, just the removable Comp Units.)With each generation update, has also been a new app, and that continues in G3. The new Powerbeat App is more powerful than ever before, and now has the option to turn your smartphone into a fully functional cycle computer. While using a mobile app to turn a phone into a ride-tracking head unit is nothing new, this one promises smooth integration with the power data and measurement capabilities of the new Powerbeat G3 power meters, plus efficient training functionality and compatibility with third-party ride sharing services.Pricing & AvailabilityPricing for generation 3 stays the same as gen2. The G3 Single then sells for $260/300€, a G3 Dual pair of sensors for $400/420€, and the upgrade kit to convert your existing Single to a Dual for $220/270€. The all-new Powerbeat G3 2×2 that includes two pairs of pods for dual-sided measurement on two different cranksets will sell for $600/600€. Plus you can pay $100 in the US and have Watteam install it for you on your cranks.All of the new G3 powermeters can be ordered now direct from Watteam or through international distributors with availability slated for August 2018.Watteam.comlast_img read more

Sound of gunfire at Shawnee apartment draws significant police response

first_imgShawnee police had guns drawn as the search for the source of a gunshot at the apartment complex. Photos credit Mike Frizzell.A Shawnee police officer conducting a business check called for emergency assistance Thursday afternoon when someone fired a gun during an argument in an apartment complex.

In a news release, Capt. Jim Baker says the officer heard a single gunshot while conducting a business check in the area of the Prairie Point Apartments in the 13900 block of West 63rd Street. 

Up until recently, this apartment complex was called the Cottonwood Park Apartments.

Witnesses in the complex say they saw two dogs fighting earlier and they believe one of the dogs was the intended target of the gunfire.

 Police confirm there was one dog injured by another dog. The injured dog’s owner took the animal for medical evaluation according to the police.

“There were no shots fired by the officer and there is currently no one in custody,” Capt. Baker said in a statement. 

A three-officer team could be seen with rifles drawn, approaching one apartment door with a ballistic shield leading the way. The officers went to one door and then backed away from it after there was no response from inside.

 No suspect information has been released. Police continue to investigate.last_img read more

Second time on the podium for Express Transport

first_imgThese additions bring the company’s fleet of cranes to 60, with a total lifting capacity of 5000-plus tonnes.The company has cranes up to 450 tonnes in capacity.At the same time, the 65-year old company is celebrating success at the Indian EPC World Awards 2011 in the ‘Outstanding contribution in SME Logistics Sector’ category.This award is given by a jury consisting of experts and professionals in the Indian infrastructure and construction industry. These awards are recognised by the Indian government and its institutions as well as the shipping ministry. It is the second time that the company has won an award.As well as project handling, ETPL has 23 offices from which freight forwarding, shipping, air freight and contract logistics solutions are offered.WWPC is the leading global franchise network for project cargo forwarders with country/area exclusivity. www.expressworld.com www.wwpc.eu.comlast_img read more

Deadline To Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance May 31

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The deadline for Alaskans affected by the November 30 earthquake to register for federal disaster assistance is fast approaching. It is 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 31. Residents can apply for assistance the following ways:Visit a disaster recovery center. To find one, visit www.fema.gov/DRCApply at DisasterAssistance.govCall 800-621-3362 (FEMA), voice/VP/711. Operators are available in many languages. TTY users may call 800-462-7585. Lines are open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Disaster recovery centers are open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at:University of Alaska Annex at University Center Mall, 3901 Old Seward Highway, Suite 153, Anchorage 99503Community Covenant Church, 16123 Artillery Rd., Eagle River 99577 The extension means survivors now have until May 31, to submit their application to FEMA or the Small Business Administration. The initial registration period would have ended on April 1.center_img Governor Mike Dunleavy’s request to extend the disaster assistance registration period for individuals or households impacted by the November 30 Cook Inlet Earthquake was approved by FEMA. For more information on Alaska’s disaster recovery, visit FEMA.gov/disaster/4413, twitter.com/FEMARegion10and Facebook.com/FEMA.last_img read more

FKF re-visits two-tier league proposal

first_img“Whereas past efforts to negotiate our way through the impasse has yielded little results, the federation hereby once again wish to pursue another opportunity to resolve the question of the premier league as guided by the ruling of the court which gave a chance for settlement of the matter out of court,” Nyamweya stated.He gave KPL a Tuesday deadline to respond to their proposals although he did not state what further action FKF would take if their rivals reject their latest overtures.In a swift rejoinder, the addressee Rachier poured cold water on the proposals being an amicable way forward to find a lasting solution pointing out Nyamweya triggered the crisis when he announced plans to establish an 18 team top flight at the end of last season without exhaustive consultations and agreement.“How does someone give you an ultimatum yet he wants the matter to be resolved? From the recommendation of the court, people go to the table to discuss the matter but not to issue ultimatums.“Nyamweya started this issue of the so called 18 team league and he does not know what to do now since the injunction has been lifted because we must go on with our league,” the KPL chief who is also the Gor chairman told Capital Sport.Nyamweya has moved four proposals to defuse the crisis that sparked off last November when he announced plans of expanding the league to 18 teams before the national body and KPL broke ranks late January leading to the onset of parallel leagues.In compliance with Article 10 (1) of the FKF Constitution, there shall be one Premier League known as FKF Premier League, a matter agreed by all parties concerned.The FKF Premier League shall comprise two zones, A and B, with teams promoted from the National Super League constituting Zone B, while those that previously participated in the KPL Limited-run league shall participate in Zone A of the league.At the end of the season, the two top teams from either zone shall play a round robin mini-league to determine the champion. The remaining teams shall participate in a one-off play-off to get those that remain in the league with the losers facing relegation to the National Super League.Two teams shall then be promoted to complete an 18-team league from next season.“This, in our considered opinion, is the best solution that gives the way forward which accommodates everyone because we find ourselves in a very unique situation and one that we must manage well to ensure club’s interests are given due priority,” the federation chief continued.The letter is silent on some key aspects of their dispute notably; how television revenue and contracts they entered with South African pay television channel, SuperSport and title sponsors, East Africa Breweries through their Tusker brand will be divided among 34 clubs that will vie in the two-zone competition should the league management body accede to it.It was at the height of the dispute that FKF promoted a record 14 clubs to the top tier and sought an injunction against their rivals that saw their league suspended for three weeks.Already, KPL have brought back Nairobi City Stars and Nakuru Top Fry who were relegated last season to fill their contingent of 16 after failing to agree with the federation on which two teams from the Super League to take up their places.Having rejected these proposals a fortnight ago when Justice Aburuli gave them 48 hours to thrash out a settlement before she started ruling on the civil case brought by FKF against KPL, the league organising body has once again indicated they will not close ranks with the national governing body.Nyamweya’s letter could therefore, end up being another failed move to entrench his wishes down the throats of KPL who feel they have the goodwill and financial clout to whether any attempts against running their competition in accordance to the structures they established eight years ago when they came into existence.FKF were granted right of appeal by Justice Aburuli while their civil case was stayed with top officials ordered to be plaintiffs in their individual capacity as opposed to using the federation as a registered society to sue KPL.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, March 17- Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has revisited its proposal to have a two-tier Premier League involving clubs affiliated to them and those playing under the Kenyan Premier League banner to resolve the impasse on the 2015 top flight.In a letter addressed to KPL chairman, Ambrose Rachier signed by federation boss, Sam Nyamweya marked; ‘Without Prejudice’ FKF revisited their earlier proposal in the aftermath of the judgement by Lady Justice Roselyn Aburili that lifted an injunction on the league organising body on Monday.last_img read more