Canadian powerhouse 4iii Innovations just cut the weight of their crank arm-based power meter pod in half. The new PRECISION 3 power meter weighs in at a super-light 9g for the pod, blowing the already-light PRECISION Pro (25g for the pod) out of the water. Being the lightest is fine, but it only matters if the data is correct and the product is easy to use. On paper, the new PRECISION 3 has all the same features as its predecessor and beefs up all categories. How much battery life?
The new PRECISION 3 offers a staggering 800 hours of battery life (up from 100hrs), a more comprehensive cadence range, a broader temperature/storage temp range, and a slimmer design. This unit is a significant upgrade from the previous models from the stats alone. One of the significant features of the 4iii meters is their super slim design. The new meter takes the 7.5mm height (how much it sticks out from the factory crankset) and trims it down by 2mm to just 5.5mm— 40% thinner. This ease of clearance means adding a power meter to your Trek, BH, and other bikes with a tight crankarm/frame clearing could be a non-issue. The PRECISION 3 power meter unit is available for 4iii factory install on most alloy non-drive side cranks. There isn’t any explicit mention of a dual-sided meter, though we can only imagine this unit has a drive-side partner coming if not already available. What about the internals
As for the inner […]