How/when Newton reports DFPM reading?

How/when Newton reports DFPM reading?

Postby brookside » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:25 am

Did a ride today with a DFPM but I wanted to see Newton data during ride so turned off DFPM in Setup. A few minutes into ride I noticed the Newton was reporting Calories instead of Cadence in the lower screen, and then saw my cadence magnet on crank wasn't there, but I was getting power readings on the Newton, and they made sense. I thought the Newton had to read both speed and cadence to compute power, so then I assumed it was reading the DFPM as a default because the Newton couldn't compute power. When I got home and downloaded the ride file to Isaac, it showed power but didn't have the "view DFPM" box, just like when a DFPM isn't present.

So where did the power reading come from? I've attached the ride file in case it's helpful.
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Re: How/when Newton reports DFPM reading?

Postby Velocomp » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:34 am

All is well. Newton/PowerPod does not require cadence to measure power. The cadence sensor is an enhancement that aids with high-speed downhill efforts.

What you saw, and what you recorded, was Newton power. Your Newton is very nicely calibrated!
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Re: How/when Newton reports DFPM reading?

Postby brookside » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:36 am

Hmmm. The power readings during the ride were less jumpy (using DPS) and a better fit to my perceived effort than as is usual when viewing Newton power. Not using a cadence sensor may be an enhancement.

A related question, when a DFPM is present but when "DFP display" is turned "off" in Setup will the dfpm data still be recorded by the Newton and then visible in Isaac?
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Re: How/when Newton reports DFPM reading?

Postby Velocomp » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:47 pm

DPS is what made your readings more stable. Cadence sensor has no effect.

Yes, DFPM data is recorded, even when DFPM display is turned off. You'll see both in Isaac.
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