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CycleOps Joule

CycleOps

Joule

$169.99 - $219.99
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2.5 stars
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CycleOps Joule

Sleek, lightweight and easy to use, CycleOps’ Joule is packed with valuable data to maximize your training. With 35 different field metrics and three "dashboard" screens, you can easily keep track of power, elevation gain, distance, heart rate, TSS, cadence—the list goes on. Being able to view three customized metrics plus two sub-fields on each dashboard diminishes stress and time spent changing screens. Navigating the dashboards and starting/stopping intervals is easy with a few simple, easy-to-hit rubberized buttons, and because the ANT+ compatible Joule keeps historical records for up to a year, you can compare current rides to past performances, making it an invaluable tool for tracking progress on the go.

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2.5 stars

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Pros

  • Durable 
  • Easy to read 
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Unreliable 

Best Uses

  • Road racing 

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1.0

The worst ANT+ cyclocomputer on the market

By BreezyHeezy

from Toronto Canada

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Pros

    Cons

    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      Used for accessing real time feedback from power data and logging power data. Ultimately, due to reliability issues I use only for accessing real time feedback data. The reliability issues are multifaceted. Device will routinely lose whole rides between the end of ride and plugging it in. During operation, the lab button will reset the whole device instead of just lap count/time. Finally, there is insufficient notification of battery failure, leading to numerous rides where a low battery warning was first given and the device ceased operation due to low batter voltage. Also, very intensive on battery use - with a replacement rate almost twice as high as my power meter itself. Device is also very difficult to customize, and does not display key data for training. For example, there is no way to display the running lap time and number... unlike every stop watch or electronic training aid in existence. The display fields are also limited in what data fields can be displayed, which doesn't make any sense. Do not waste your time with this product. This may very well be the worst product I have ever purchased for cycling use. I will save up for a new computer, such that it is possible to access and log the data from my power meter.

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      4.0

      great product

      By lr

      from ireland

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Durable
      • Easy to Read

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Racing

        Comments:

        long rides

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        4.0

        Great tool, learning curve

        By IrishLass

        from Chelsea, MI, USA

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Comments:

        It takes awhile to learn to set up use effectively. Customer support is available and very patient and helpful. Please give us older users options for larger fonts on the display.

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        1.0

        CycleOps Joule Computer

        By Elieser74

        from Toronto, ON, Canada

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Comments:

        I bought this computer 2 year ago, so disappointed. First eat battery in a blink of the eye, every month. Second software is a messssss my ride are totally mess top, my ride from 2014 some time go to 2011. Third now I can not erase half of the ride in the computer, and display options do not work any more. I updated all the software and nothing the same problem.

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        3.0

        Great Concept, Terrible Battery Life

        By Crazy2Tri

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me

        Comments:

        I bought this computer because I just got a power meter. I really wanted a display that would include intensity factor (IF) so I could pace myself during Ironman. This computer accomplishes that, but battery life stinks as does the corresponding software.

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        4.0

        Good Value

        By Duane

        from USA

        About Me

        Comments:

        I live and die by power (ride/race about 10,000 miles a year). In my opinion, this device is MUCH better than the LYC (little yellow computer) and the Joule 2.0. It has more metrics (than LYC), better battery life (than 2.0) more storage (than 2.0). I have had issues with the battery life (it was lasting 4-8 hours) but it was fixed after a call to CS. Once the battery goes dead - you have to install the new battery upside down - which resets everything. I connect it to my computer and all the original settings are restored. It's not perfect...but for the $$ it's really good.

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        1.0

        Totally Worthless

        By Exasperated

        from Des Moines, IA

        About Me

        Comments:

        This is totally worthless. Cadence and Speedometer can't work at the same time which is ok because neither work sepearately. HR monitor doesn't work. Product Guide is worthless. Total waste of money, can't even set the correct time.

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        1.0

        Disappointed!

        By Marko

        from Norway

        About Me

        Comments:

        I have been using my Power Tap SL+ for four seasons now and recently 'upgraded' the ugly (imho) yellow CPU with the Joule. What a mistake. I am going back to the old computer and have wasted money I could have spent on something useful. I am going thru a new battery every second week! When I change the battery the unit does not recognise that I have inserted a new one, resulting in a reset and having to enter my base data again every time! Buttons don't always work, even though I hear and feel the click. Limited flexability in customising the display. Particularly in the middle row.

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        4.0

        Nice improvement

        By surgrunner

        from Washington, DC

        About Me

        Comments:

        I discovered the Joule when I purchased a PowerBeam Pro trainer last year, which came with a Joule 3.0. As distance running is my passion, I am trying to improve my cycling skills to stay on the duathlon podiums. Undoubtedly, I prefer the less bulky redesign of the new Joule....its on par with the Garmin Edge. I also find it a bit easier to use than my Edge 500 (which I love). The display is easy to read, and it seems much more reliable than my Joule 3.0 - had a tendency to turn off in the middle of a workout, wouldn't routinely start up. Definitely worth considering if you're considering a comparable Garmin unit. The PowerAgent software continues to be a bit quirky with Mac products, and it remains a disappointment that the Virtual Trainer is not Mac compatible in 2013.

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        2.0

        not for use with trainer

        By surgrunner

        from Washington, DC

        About Me

        Comments:

        Caution: this unit is not intended to be used with your indoor trainer. I was hoping to use this to replace the Joule 3.0 as well as a second unit for use outdoors (have a road and tri bike). This unit is only for use outside, thus its worth just getting the Joule GPS. I would only get this unit if I were 1) new to cycling, 2) did not already own a Garmin Edge, and 3) did not already own a CycleOps power trainer for winter use. Despite my disappointment, the CycleOps customer service was, as always, very helpful.

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