iBike Newton+ PowerStroke Firmware Upgrade

Newton PowerStroke Firmware Upgrade

4.17 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


Product Description

Now, measure your Pedaling Style and Improve It. Simply, Genius.

Most cyclists wobble on their bikes far more than they should.  Excessive wobbling can be a result of improper bike fit, frame size/type, and pedaling style—either singly, or most often, in combination. 

PowerStroke is Velocomp’s exclusive measurement suite of front-to-back, side-to-side, and left/right wobble motion of the bicycle, and the analysis of the Wasted Watts, Wasted Motion, and Wasted Time caused by wobbling.

PowerStroke compares your actual wobbling to the smooth motion of top cyclists, showing you if your wobbling is excessive.  By reducing excessive wobbling, you can reduce your wasted motion/watts/time, and become a better, more economical cyclist. 

PowerStroke works by adding new technology both to your PowerPod and to (free) Isaac software for Mac/PC.

With the PowerStroke key installed, your PowerPod records its data at high speed (16 times per second), vs. the typical once per second rate of conventional power meters.

Then, Isaac software analyzes the high-speed data, determining the front-to-back, side-to-side and left/right wobbling motion of the bike each 10 degrees of a pedal stroke. Wobble measurements and associated Wasted Watts, Wasted Motion, and Wasted Time stats are shown in Isaac’s PowerStroke window.

You’ll see your actual, on-the-road PowerStroke, allowing you to experiment with changes to your pedal motion, bike position, and more, to improve your riding efficiency. 


View the introductory video:  http://youtu.be/Xjl-WpPLUUs

 Learn more about the iBike Newton PowerStroke technology

NOTE: Newton Power Cycling Computer is NOT included. 

How It Works

1. Purchase the PowerStroke Upgrade Key.
2. In the “Special Instructions” part of the checkout process, include the serial number of your Newton.  Get your Newton’s serial number from Isaac software, using the menu command “Device/SN and FW Version”.
3. We’ll email you the PowerStroke upgrade key.
4. Using Isaac, install the PowerStroke upgrade key in your Newton, using the Isaac menu command “Device/Unlock Feature…”

5. After your next ride, download your data in Isaac, then click the PowerStroke icon in Isaac to view your PowerStroke data 


Additional Information

Dimensions 1 x 1 x 1 in

6 reviews for Newton PowerStroke Firmware Upgrade

  1. 4 out of 5


    I have ridden with the PowerStroke for a couple of weeks now and really like the ability to look at my pedaling efficiency and see what outside influences have an effect on it. I have always felt that I was pretty efficient at pedaling. You can image my surprise when the first ride file with the PowerStroke suggested that it wasn’t very good. The same with the second. So I thought that maybe my mount was a bit loose. Checked that, it was good, but my headset was loose. I replaced that and then my third ride file showed a better pedaling efficiency, but one that could still use some work. I have been more attentive to turning the pedals and sure enough the PowerStroke files are starting to look better. I certainly seems to do what is claimed.

  2. 4 out of 5


    Isaac presents the results in a very intuitive, easy to understand, animated diagram. I can view animated powerstroke data from any part of the ride. I find very big differences in bikemovement comparing up-hill, flat, full-speed or easy riding. How easy it will be to convert the data into more efficient riding is a question it will take some time to answer. It would be interesting if it was possible to compare powerstroke animations from two selections from the same or different rides. Even better if one could have real-time data presented on the Newton while riding, enabling instant feedback on whether my pedaling and bikemovement was improving or not. For the time beeing I know how many watts I’m wasting, no so sure how I can use them.

  3. 4 out of 5


    So far, so good. This product is very useful, I can see where my pedal stroke is okay or otherwise.
    After a few more checks I should be able to see what or if, I need to do to improve.

  4. 4 out of 5


    I was first skeptical about PowerStroke, but with 20% off deal I gave it a try. I am amazed how badly and inefficiently and square I pedal, especially uphill. Lot of bike movement sideways and front-back. I am now working on smoother pedal stroke and less movement. I just wish there was a way to eliminate the sections when you ride of the saddle which naturally has much bigger bike movement and it distorts the ride result.
    BTW, I noticed that even the pros move on their bike a lot especially when riding uphill.

  5. 4 out of 5


    Having been an Ibkie owner I have seen my share of skeptics about the product and the math. After 6 years with an Ibike I can only say it works. I did an endurance test this week and had much better results than 7years ago heart rate down 20beats, threshold power up 40watts.

    Now with the power stroke I can actually “see” how efficiently I do pedal on the bike, not bad but still not perfect.

    very easy to install and work with. a little storage hungry for long rides

  6. 5 out of 5


    I think this Newton+ is a great device with many capabilities so I am still discovering all what it can offer.

    Please keep updating its software and firmware along the time and all the best to iBIKE.

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