The new application allows riders with Stages Power meters to update to the latest firmware package from Stages Cycling. Ultimately this free app makes all Stages Power easily updatable whenever Stages Cycling makes marked improvements in the meter’s firmware.
Once connected the StagesPower utility App identifies the current firmware and offers an update to the meter, if necessary.
Depending on the firmware version currently running on their 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 ~6seconds to ~3sec
The app also allows riders to zero reset their meter, display—but not capture—power and cadence for quick operational checks, and troubleshoot the meter should the need arise. Currently, Stages directs riders to Wahoo Fitness and Strava for free apps that capture data.
As Stages Cycling’s product line progresses the StagesPower utility App’s functionality will grow.