CycleOps Joule features TSS, IF, compatibility with TrainingPeaks
The new Joule from CycleOps, available later this year, will feature the popular trademarked cycling metrics TSS and IF, and will allow cyclists to upload their workout data to TrainingPeaks
Lafayette, CO, September 18, 2009 – Designed specifically for cyclists who train with power, the new CycleOps Joule includes the trademarked TrainingPeaks metrics Training Stress Score (TSS) and Intensity Factor (IF), and can also be uploaded to TrainingPeaks and exported to WKO+ for additional analysis. By displaying these trademarked assessment metrics, the Joule allows cyclists to quickly and objectively evaluate how hard a workout is in comparison to other rides, creating a more comprehensive and focused training experience.
“As the industry-leading power analysis software, TrainingPeaks is proud to add the Joule to our list of over 80 compatible training devices,” said Donavon Guyot, CEO of Peaksware, the producer of TrainingPeaks. “We are excited to have worked with CycleOps to enhance this new power meter to include our proprietary metrics TSS and IF, which cyclists have come to rely upon in their post-workout analysis, as well as direct compatibility with TrainingPeaks software.”
Training Stress Score (TSS) and Intensity Factor (IF) offer cyclists training with the Joule more advanced insight into their progress. The cumulative TSS per week or per month is used to help identify the maximum intensity and volume of training that still leads to improvements, rather than overtraining. In addition to displaying TSS and IF scores, the new Joule also tracks power, heart rate, cadence, speed, time, and more advanced workout data such as peak power, time in zones and altitude gain.
Data from the Joule can be uploaded directly to either a free Basic TrainingPeaks.com Personal Edition account or a Premium Personal Edition subscription account, as well as exported to TrainingPeaks WKO+ desktop software for advanced analysis. Data downloaded first from the Joule to PowerTap’s PowerAgent software can also be uploaded directly from there to TrainingPeaks.com accounts. Visit www.trainingpeaks.com to sign up for an account or download a free trial of WKO+.
Peaksware, LLC, founded in 1999, develops software systems to help motivated individuals and professionals achieve health, fitness and peak performance. In addition to the world’s leading online training and nutrition log, www.trainingpeaks.com, Peaksware also produces the desktop products Device Agent and WKO+. For more information or to discuss business development opportunities contact info_at_peaksware.com.