When you say the name Pioneer, I automatically think of audio gear and DJ equipment. Audio isn’t all the company is about. It also has a range of bicycle computers designed to help bicyclists improve their ride and performance. The new Pioneer products include the SGY-PM900H79 Pedaling Monitor/Power Meter Sensor and SGX-CA900 Cyclocomputer.
Pioneer claims the system is the first to achieve on-bike, real-time dual-delay pedal power measurements and analysis. The bike computer is able to illustrate the left and right power output, pedaling stroke, efficiency, power loss, force vector analysis, torque, and more. Other things that the system can read include heart rate, GPS position, speed, distance, elevation, temperature, and several other items
The system is able to monitor the highest power recording rate in the industry by using 12 different points on a single 360° pedal stroke. Information is transmitted via a special ANT+ stream. The device uses a wireless transmitter and that transmitter can operate for up to 200 hours on a pair of batteries. The cycle computer itself has an LCD screen with 320 x 240 resolution. The SGY-PM900H79 sensor sells for $1600 and the Cyclocomputer itself sells for $900.