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PC8 firmware: news - novità

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:42 pm
by simone
🇺🇸 The new PowerControl8 firmware has a lot of new features:
- Is possible to set the date and time
- The GPS is moved from the sense menu to the bike profile, this means you can have different GPS settings in function of the selected profile
- There is a parameter to set the altitude calibration during the ride
- The automatic FTP calculation is more accurate and studies the trainings in short, medium and long time range
- New metrics like CP30 secs and CP16 are added
- Independency of time base: now you can choice if you want zero included in each parameters independently: power, cadence and torque
- And other

🇮🇹 Il nuovo firmware del PowerControl8 ha molte nuove funzionalità:
- È possibile inserire la data e l'ora direttamente dal dispositivo
- Il GPS è stato spostato dai parametri sensore al profilo bici in modo tale da avere impostazioni differenti in funzione del profilo selezionato
- Un nuovo parametro è stato inserito per la calibrazione della altitudine in tempo reale durante la corsa
- Il calcolo dell'FTP automatico è stato migliorato notevolmente considerando le potenze critiche di breve, medio e lungo periodo
- Sono state inserite nuove metriche come, per esempio, la CP30 sec e CP16
- È possibile selezionare indipendentemente se includere o meno i valori a zero in Potenza, Cadenza e Forza
- Altre funzionalità

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🇺🇸 Here the topic regarding HowTo update the PC8DeviceAgent and the firmware

🇮🇹 Qua il link riguardo a come scaricare il nuovo PC8DeviceAgent ed il firmware

Re: PC8 firmware: news - novità

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:40 pm
by Sorvoll
The possibility to take a screen-shot is very nice and the picture was sent to my e-mail as it should! Nice feature! However, I think it will be difficult to take a screen-shot during an activity since it is necessary to hold down both the Pro- and Mode- buttons for 5 sec to take a screen-shot. If it shall be safe to take a screen-shot during an activity should it maybe be enough to hold the buttons for 1 sec?

Re: PC8 firmware: news - novità

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:45 pm
by simone
Thanks you!

Yes, but is needed some seconds to grab the full bit mail matrix from the screen.

Re: PC8 firmware: news - novità

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:45 pm
by Twebi
Totally agree, 5 sec is too Long during ride (specially on MTB )

Re: PC8 firmware: news - novità

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:14 pm
by Tillquist
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Re: PC8 firmware: news - novità

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:18 pm
by Tillquist
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What do we use ANT High Sens. for ?

Re: PC8 firmware: news - novità

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:41 pm
by simone
Tillquist wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:14 pm
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What do we use ANT High Sens. for ?
Is to increase the ANT+ sensibility. You can set if you see sometimes ANT+ drop. If not keep disabled.

Re: PC8 firmware: news - novità

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:49 am
by SwRnBk
simone wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:41 pm
Tillquist wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:14 pm
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What do we use ANT High Sens. for ?
Is to increase the ANT+ sensibility. You can set if you see sometimes ANT+ drop. If not keep disabled.
So the Ant High Sens increase the Regular Ant+? I had recently the Issue that my Ant+ failed completly during a ride for the first time ever.
It never happend again since.
Any disadvantage when i set the Ant High Sens to on??

Re: PC8 firmware: news - novità

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:43 am
by Tillquist
So I've just cycled the first trip with firmware v2.5.1 in my PC8

Air tempertur outside is -6.5 degrees

The first thing I laid noticed was that after the bike ride to work in 20 minutes, the battery jumped from 100% to 80% :shock:

Then I would upload the trip to Strava and send to e-mail address via WIFI.
Upload to Strava went fine, but file to the e-mail is never reached and it is not in my spam filter.

Re: PC8 firmware: news - novità

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:06 am
by simone
SwRnBk wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:49 am
simone wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:41 pm
Tillquist wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:14 pm

What do we use ANT High Sens. for ?
Is to increase the ANT+ sensibility. You can set if you see sometimes ANT+ drop. If not keep disabled.
So the Ant High Sens increase the Regular Ant+? I had recently the Issue that my Ant+ failed completly during a ride for the first time ever.
It never happend again since.
Any disadvantage when i set the Ant High Sens to on??
Little bit more battery consumption.