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Zone DPMX is the world’s first wearable power meter for cyclists

There are plenty of new gadgets for cyclists, but here’s one that you wear instead of attaching to your bike.

It’s called Zone DPMX, and it clips to your shoe. That means you can use it on any bike without having to install anything to the bike itself. (Most devices of this kind have to be fitted to the bike, making switching it to another ride a long and arduous process.)

It measures your power in watts and your cadence in rpm, and sends the information to your ANT+ bike computer. That means you can see your progress as you go, and review your ride when you’re back at home.

It comes in two models. The Zone DPMX Single measures the power only on your left shoe, while the Zone DPMX Dual measures the power from both shoes. In the future, you will be able to upgrade the Single to the Dual, for a more accurate reading.

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According to the manufacturers, it’s accurate enough to know when you’re pedalling and when you’re not. It measures the angle of your crank and pedal 100 times every second, and because your shoe is attached to the pedal, it knows exactly how hard you’re working. And when you’re coasting downhill.

It’s shot past its €100,000 funding goal and still has 26 days to go. Pledge €390 (£301) and the Single model can be yours on an early bird. It’ll ship in July.

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