In preparation for the release of the Verve InfoCrank Nerve Centre (VINC) app, Verve Cycling is issuing a firmware upgrade, available for all InfoCranks. The upgrade will be installed automatically on new cranks manufactured from June 2017. All other cranks may be upgraded directly from www.vervecycling.com or mypower.vervecycling.com and on the VINC app when it is released for Android tablets and phones. The IOS and desktop versions will follow in due course.
Key innovations in the new release include:
- Torque streaming ability – the continuous output of sensor torque data, which allows detailed examination of the rider’s technique. This is of particular interest in events such as standing starts, acceleration and deceleration.
- Operation without magnets changed to default mode – now it is possible to decide which mode the cyclist or coach wants to operate in and conserve battery power at the same time. All modes such as streaming, magnets, waveform can now be switched on and off from VINC.
Whenever an update is issued, Verve adds that it is also a good opportunity to fix up a couple of issues of annoyance. Fixes included in the new release, are:
- Fixed the manual zero error for cranks with a near perfectly balanced bridge. Such cranks would not return zero after a manual calibration.
- Changes to minimize the right sensor missing message from certain head units.
- Fixed one legged pedalling when operating without magnets. Previously, with magnets, the left crank was always used to measure cadence. This method does not work when operating without magnets and pedalling with the right leg only. The fix uses the right crank cadence if no pedal strokes are detected on the left crank.
- Fixed a high current drain problem affecting some right cranks.
The aim of Verve’s firmware upgrades is always to keep every InfoCrank rider up with the latest innovation, regardless of when they bought their cranks and also solving any problems that arise as quickly as possible for all riders. This latest firmware update when paired with the new VINC app ‘takes InfoCrank to the next level to help every cyclist improve and enjoy the bike more’.