[NOTE: The Suunto Road Bike POD is no longer in production.]

After wrapping up my swim this morning, I checked the front porch and to my delight, there was my Suunto Road Bike POD. I had a ride scheduled and being that it was threatening to rain, I wanted to get out on the road as soon as possible. Luckily, installing the POD is as easy as putting on your front skewer. Seriously, the POD is actually the front skewer!
I recently got a new bike and have moved on from using a PowerTap – yes, they have their place, but it’s not what I need.

Suunot Bike Pod - no longer in production

Suunto Bike Pod

Anyways, I wanted a wireless, reliable, and accurate computer to track my distance and speed over the course of my rides. After coming across Suunto’s Road Bike POD, I knew my search was over. Like I said before, the POD is the front skewer and no other system is as integrated and easy to use this one. Put the skewer in, attach the magnet to a spoke (flat or round, it’ll fit), and pair the POD with your Suunto watch (I use the t3c). Then you won’t have to worry about interference and you’re good to go! I also calibrated mine, which involves a simple roll-out test. It actually took me less time to set up the POD than it took me to write this post.
As for the first ride with it, it worked beautifully. Once the quick-release was tightened, I didn’t have to worry about the POD position and just rode enjoying the dry weather.

Suunto Bike Pod is a skewer

If you’re in the market for a new watch or cycling computer, check out Suunto.com. Their products are top notch and most importantly, user friendly. They also offer an array of PODs that can be paired with their watches. So if you’re looking for GPS, they have that. Cadence, they have that too. In fact, Suunto has everything you’ll need to get the most out of your training.