The Smart Power User Guide
The Smart Power system uses a magnetic device to change resistance levels. The magnet is precisely positioned to create the desired wattage for the rider.
The two modes of operation are Manual and Auto control.
-In Auto, the system is paired to and controlled by the app of your choice. A computer or mobile device is required.
-In Manual mode, the system is operated with the included handlebar remote. In Manual mode, you can choose between plain resistance or ERG. No app or computer is required.
MANUAL MODE OVERVIEW
Choose between Plain resistance or ERG. Plain resistance allows you to choose one of 9 preset magnet settings using the remote. ERG resistance allows you to set a wattage target in 10 watt increments with the remote and let the system modulate the magnet position to maintain the target. If you pair a power meter, it will be used as the wattage reference in ERG.
AUTO MODE OVERVIEW
In this mode, a cycling app installed on your computer or mobile device communicates with the Smart Power system. The Smart Power system will recognize apps that use either ANT+FEC or Bluetooth FTMS.
A power meter (ANT+) can be paired to the SmartPower in either Auto or Manual mode.
The control box features 5 LED status indicators :
Smart Power LED Code
Notes on Power Meter use:
The SmartPower is optimized for use with a power meter. It is recommended to connect the power meter to the SmartPower unit rather than directly to the training app. NOTE: the power data is smoothed inside the unit, and will appear different than raw power.
When a power meter is connected (solid blue LED), it has a self calibrating feature that adjusts for your weight and tire pressure to enhance wattage accuracy. This self calibration takes place whenever the rollers are being ridden at the zero magnet setting as indicated by the yellow light(MIN RES). Typically this would take place at the start of a training session as part of a warm up. It requires that you ride at a steady speed for 1- 2 minutes. The calibration will not take place unless the system detects steady speed at zero resistance. Choose a speed and gear that allows easy spinning. Ride for at least 1 minute and 2 if possible. That will allow the system plenty of sample time to calculate the rolling resistance using power meter data.
When the system is powered up, the red light is illuminated. The system automatically looks for a power meter for 1 minute, indicated by the blue flashing light. If you do not use a power meter, you may cancel the search by pushing the center remote button or just wait 1 minute, which puts the system in plain resistance mode (flashing green) and is ready to ride. The first time you connect your power meter during this search period, you must press the up arrow to initiate a connection. When pairing is successful, the blinking blue turns to solid blue. Your power meter must be awake to pair. To restart the search sequence, cycle the power plug.
NOTE: Once your power meter has been paired for the first time, the SmartPower device will remember it in future sessions. When the system is searching for a power meter, you can let it pair automatically or do a "quick connect" by pressing the up arrow on the remote. If you choose to use a different power meter, the previous power meter must be erased from memory by pressing the down arrow during the search, and then pressing the up arrow to pair the new one.
Manual Modes: PLAIN RESISTANCE (manual mode, single flashing green) This mode features 9 preset resistance levels 0-8. Use the up or down arrows on the remote to adjust resistance. The level may be adjusted anytime whether riding or not. The system will always seek the zero setting when it is powered up. The unit will stay in the chosen resistance position when the power is unplugged and will not move until it is powered up again. It can be ridden without being powered up.
ERG RESISTANCE (manual mode, double flashing green) To use the ERG, you must set a wattage target in one of several ways. If you are on the bike, the first method is to set a resistance level in Plain resistance and then switch to ERG by pressing the center button on the remote. Once it is in ERG (double flashing green), it will use the magnet position as the wattage target. It can then be micro-adjusted using the two arrow buttons on the remote, which will add or subtract 10 watts per press.
A second method to set the wattage target while on the bike is to go directly into ERG (center button) and then use the up or down buttons to adjust resistance in 10 watt increments. The third method allows you to set a target before you start riding. Switch the system into ERG and count up to a desired wattage using the up arrow on the remote, 10 watts per press. When you get on and start riding, the system will read and maintain that target.
Once the target is set, the system will automatically keep the resistance at the target level, even if your speed changes. ERG works either with or without a power meter. You can pause ERG by getting off the bike. When you get back on and start riding, the system will return to the target automatically. You can exit ERG by pressing the middle remote button to return to Resistance. In that case, the system clears the wattage target from memory.
Auto Mode Operation (app control)
To connect SmartPower to an app, power it up and pair your power meter if you are using one, then launch the cycling app and search for available trainers. The SmartPower will show up as "ANT+ trainer" on most apps. Once the connection is made, the app will take control of the Smart Power system. A power meter, if connected, will become the default power source for the trainer power.
Minimum and maximum resistance settings:
The SmartPower system features adjustable resistance, but rollers also have some natural resistance from the drag caused by the bike's tires. Even with the resistance set to zero, there will be a certain level of effort required to pedal the bike on the rollers. This rolling resistance is dependent on your weight and tire pressure.
Maximum resistance is the rolling resistance plus the maximum magnetic resistance, as indicated by the yellow light (MAX RES).
Minimum resistance is the rolling resistance alone with no added magnetic resistance, as indicated by the yellow light (MIN RES).
If you are using a power meter, the system will self calibrate the rolling resistance as described in the power meter section. If you do not use a power meter, the rolling resistance is an estimate based on weight. It’s important to keep your tires inflated to at least 100 psi and to enter your weight into any cycling app you use. If you are using the Floating Fork Stand (FFS), you will need to compensate by subtracting a portion of your weight to arrive at a virtual weight.
Virtual Weight when fork stand is installed = your weight x .90 - 60.0
If using a power meter, the system will self calibrate to the fork stand.
Basic Operation. Refer to previous sections for more details.
Attach and Configure the remote. See instructions included with the remote for setup. There is a center button flanked by two arrow buttons. One arrow is +up, and the other is -down. NOTE: these arrow buttons are reversible and need to be set to match the orientation of the remote on the handlebar. See the remote instructions, step 4
To pair the remote for the first time, refer to the remote instructions sheet. After pairing the remote the first time, it will remember the device and only requires pressing the center button to wake and pair automatically. The LED indicator will blink green when it’s ready. The remote normally stays paired and ready when in use, but if it stops blinking, press the center button to wake.
Plug in control box (solid red light).
Because of the floating action of the rollers, it is important to route the power cord to avoid strain as you ride. The best route is to run the cord under the frame either to the left or right side, leaving a loop of cord near the control box to allow for the frame motion. If you must run the cord either forward or rearward under the drums, be sure there is no contact with a spinning drum.
Pair to a power meter if desired, or push the center remote button to skip ahead. It will now be in Manual Resistance mode at zero magnet. (blinking green) If paired to a power meter, get on the bike and ride for 1-2 minutes at zero resistance to calibrate the system. It is advisable to re-calibrate on a regular basis, but not necessary unless something changes in conditions such as switching users or adding a fork stand.
While on the bike, resistance can be adjusted with the remote, or switch to ERG mode and set a wattage target.
For Auto control, launch your favorite cycling app and allow it to pair to SmartPower. You do not need to be riding to pair to the SmartPower. Once the app and SmartPower are connected, you can begin riding and the app will control resistance automatically.