Cyclo-sphere UPDATE

Data Analysis Web Service Cycle computer uploads acquired ride data to the cloud, making map and graphical displays available on the browser. Ride data for training and races can be analyzed, to help support you in achieving your full potential as an athlete.

Feature

UPDATE Training Assistance Function The power meter does everything
from data measurement to personal coaching

Daily training is necessary to ride faster and farther on a road bike.
The pedaling monitor system is designed for most cyclists, and suggests a varied training menu.
It is programmed with a 3-step training for ease of use by those who don't know how to apply the knowledge of power training, etc., and analysis data.
Just by following the programmed menu personal growth can be visualized efficiently, motivation for training is increased, and the next tasks and goals can be set.
Also, by getting the data on your side you can create an original training method.
Training will become the fun and pleasure you get from cycling.

The 3 steps of the Training Assistance Function

STEP1

Select the menu and goals
that suit your skills and goals

STEP2

Training

STEP3

Explanation displayed simply,
review while looking at the data,
and discover new tasks

STEP1Planning Select from a varied training menu

Select the training assist screen from Cyclo-Sphere on the iPhone.
Confirm training goals and method on the iPhone screen.
A training menu (beginner training, beginner power training, beginner pedaling training) based on scientific principles will be shown using easy to understand pictures and text.
Goal values are calculated based on your weight set on the Cyclo-Sphere, and can be customized.
Have lots of training menus on your SGX-CA500 and select between them as necessary.

Training Menu Example

Beginner Pedaling Training "Basic Pedaling being aware of 6 o'clock"

Required device: SGX-CA500, SGY-PM910H2/910H/900H series, either iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, or 6s Plus (latest Safari)

Goal

Introduces training to reduce most commonly wasted energy in pedaling.
The main point is to be aware not to step down at the 6 o'clock position, and to quickly reduce downward pressure used until the 3 o'clock position. Experience a technique that lets you use your maximum power continuously over long periods by reducing wasted energy.

Method

Maintain a set cadence at a medium power level, one you can sustain for about an hour. Be aware that the greatest power output is possible when the crank is at 3 o'clock, start pushing at 1 and 2 o'clock, then make sure to reduce pressure at 4 and 5 o'clock so you don't continue pressing.

Cyclo-Sphere Display Example

Training Menu
Selection Screen
Training Menu
Instruction Screen (Goal)
Training Menu
Instruction Screen (Method)
Training Menu
Goal Value Display

STEP2Training Cycle Computer (SGX-CA500) is in sync with your training

You can start training as soon as you have added it to the SGX-CA500 menu.
Menus created on the Cyclo-Sphere can be selected just by pressing the button when you are connected to Wi-Fi. Countdown for the first menu will start once the LAP button is pressed. The next action will pop-up with a noise at the right timing so you can maintain goal power while being aware of training pointers.

SGX-CA500 Display

Training Assistance Function
Selection screen (Menu Screen)
Training Menu
Selection screen
Countdown to Start screen
Countdown to Finish screen

STEP3Analyze Coaching through skill visibility

By uploading a workout including a training menu to Cyclo-Sphere data can be narrowed down by training goals and displayed to check results.
You can also see what level you're at from international user data to boost your motivation. (Planned for June 2016)

Analysis of Training Data Example

Beginner Pedaling Training "Basic Pedaling while being conscious of 6 o'clock" Instruction Example

Cyclo-Sphere Display Example

Pedaling Monitor Graph

Note that the red vector is longest at 3 o'clock, and the vector gradually shortens at 4 and 5 o'clock.
Compare the length of the 6 o'clock vector to that of 3 and 4 o'clock and note that it is shorter.

Pedaling Graph

When pressing directly down rotational power (tangential) naturally peaks at 3 o'clock (90°), then reduces at 4 (120°) and 5 o'clock (150°).
On the other hand vertical power in rotation (radial) gradually increases from about 3 o'clock (90°).
Compare the power at the 3 o'clock tangential direction and 6 o'clock radial direction.

If the program is not working (tips and strategies)

If 6 o’clock radial power and 3 o’clock tangential power are the same or similar, pedaling power that reaches its maximum at 3 o’clock may be pushing through to 6 o’clock. In addition to inertia and centrifugal force, radial power added by physical force goes to waste.
Push down at 1-2 o'clock to get the greatest at 3, then reduce pressure to pass through 6 o'clock. Practice this repeatedly.
On the other hand, vertical power in rotation (radial) gradually increases from about 3 o'clock (90°).
Compare the power at the 3 o'clock tangential and 6 o'clock radial.

Cyclo-Sphere iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus compatible Check your run anytime, anywhere

Become able to check pedaling data and summaries with each lap on your iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus.
Check your race or training results as soon as you're finished riding, or on your way to work on Monday morning.
The ability to immediately compare data with riding mates increases not only training efficiency, but motivation as well.
Quickly check your current conditions and easily set your training goals and find new challenges.

Work Out

Upload to Cyclo-Sphere
via Wi-Fi

Check Ride Data Immediately

iPhone 6 Plus Display Example

*Screen and/or icon displays may differ in the final product.

Work Out List

Lap List
(Altitude & Distance Display)

Lap List
(Force Vector Display)

Lap List
(Individual Lap Notation)

Statistics

Private Location

Data Icon Explanation

  • Accumulated Stress
  • Cadence
  • Distance
  • Pedaling Efficiency
  • Pedaling Efficiency (L : R)
  • Elevation Gain
  • Temperature
  • Heart Rate
  • Power Balance (L : R)
  • nPower
  • Power
  • Riding Time
  • Speed
  • Work

Separate Standing-pedal Function A first for the data analysis site,
separate data is displayed for standing-pedaling and seated-pedaling run times.

The pedaling monitor screen and pedaling graph calculates and displays
an average vector for both standing and sitting using the separate data from each.
The data can be displayed them side by side for analysis.

Example Display:Analysis screen when sitting

It is easier to assess the vector and torque curve when sitting,
and the range of training increases.

Example Display:Analysis screen when standing

You can confirm the peak vector (torque) and analyze the size of the 6 o'clock point normal vector direction and the size of negative force in the 9 o'clock leg pull zone.

Standing-pedaling is displayed in the green zone.
You can also focus on the standing segment with the time-series graph and the map.
With this function you can visualize during the segments you were standing along with the time.
You can quickly search which segments you were standing for with the time-series graph.
On the map you can confirm when you started pedaling and whether you zigzagged when standing, and look back to see whether that was effective.

You can display the proportion of standing time in the summary by setting the segment in the time-series graph.
E.g. for a regular time attack on a climb.
You can see the effectiveness in checking what percentage of standing gave a good time, and this data will be useful in future races and training.
You can confirm the sitting time/standing time data with the scatter diagram and histogram display too.

Statistics Designate time period and confirm changes

Training amount, efficiency, efficiency by power zone, riding time, and power data from the past year, past month, past week,
or over a user-specified time period may be displayed on a statistical graph.
Specify periods for comparison, giving insight into the relation between your skill development and training results,
and identify new targets and issues for your next stage of training.

Training amount progress (past year)
Z5, Z6 riding time progress (past month)
Pedaling efficiency progress (past week)

Pedaling Monitor Detailed Pedaling Analysis

Displays horizontal force vectors, cadence, power, pedaling efficiency.
Calculates and displays alongside other graphs, for individual analysis of pedaling conditions at points of interest.
Torque display, segment average display, and more.
The screen can be customized to display data of interest.

Sample display of time-series graph and average values
over segment of linked left-right power balance and pedaling efficiency
Example screen customization

Supports TCX and FIT File Formats

It is also possible to analyze files in TCX and FIT formats.
Log files uploaded to the Cyclo-Sphere may be saved in FIT file format.
Running the Web Link Settings will enable automatic forwarding of FIT files*1 to STRAVA™ or TrainingPeaks™*2.

*1 Vector data is not included.
*2 STRAVA is a registered trademark of Strava, Inc.
TrainingPeaks is a registered trademark of Peaksware, Inc.

Other
Cycle Computer
TCX Format
FIT Format
Upload in
TCX and FIT Formats
Pioneer's
original format
SGX-CA900
SGX-CA500
Download in FIT Format
Automatic data forwarding to
STRAVA™ or TrainingPeaks™
FIT Format
FIT Format
Other Sports Analysis Software

Summary Display Lists of Various Data for Analysis

Display data including average pedaling rate, maximum power and distance, average cadence, speed, heart rate*, temperature, air pressure, degree of incline, as well as energy consumption, pedaling smoothness, and torque effectiveness.
Select a segment to instantaneously calculate and display various types of averages or maximum values on a time-series graph.

*ANT+™ standard sensors required.

< Summary >

< Lap List >

Display a list of per-lap summaries
(Examples of displayed data: average power, average pedaling efficiency, average speed)

[ New window ]

< Device Information >

Display data from connected equipment according to riding data
(Display examples: Device name, serial number, pedaling monitor sensor temperature sensitization state, etc.)

[ New window ]

Line Graphs Review various ride data patterns over time.

The horizontal axis can represent time or distance, while the vertical axis can show power, left-right power balance,
pedaling efficiency, pedaling smoothness, torque efficiency, cadence, heart rate*, etc.
A maximum of four data values can be displayed simultaneously,
allowing for review of your performance over time or distance travelled.
Use the mouse to select a range desired for analysis, displaying isolated data from that segment.
Graph smoothing makes it easy to ascertain performance trends over a certain period.

Maps Analysis of Activity Data in conjunction with Maps

The route traveled in a workout can be displayed on the Map.
By bringing the cursor to the map, one can check pedaling conditions from any point in time.

Scatter Chart Search for cycling trends using two related data values

Personal trends can be investigated using two data values,
including the relationship between pedaling efficiency and power, the relationship between cadence and power,
and the relationship between heart rate* and power.

Ex.: When power exceeds 600, pedaling efficiency surpasses 60%.

Histograms Displays statistical data for
distance/time traveled at a specific power level

Displays personal histogram for distance/time traveled at a specific power level.

By checking histograms, one can easily set goal values.
In addition to power, statistics for pedaling efficiency, heart rate*, cadence, and speed can be displayed.

Mean Maximum Power Graph Compare your maximum power output over time
to assess your training progress

The colored lines show the MMP curve for the logged data.
The red dotted line is the CP curve, and the black line is the data under analysis.
Has the data currently under analysis exceeded the previous maximum power?
Was the ride resistance, the ride time, sufficient?
- Training can be analysed in this way.
Also, from the CP curve it is possible to estimate the maximum sustainable power
(FTP - Functional Threshold Power)

Pedaling Graph Torque distribution over one pedaling revolution
and horizontal balance can be confirmed through graphs

The horizontal axis represents pedal position (Straight upwards being an angle of 0°),
and the vertical axis represents power or torque.
The tangential line of left-right pedaling times and the magnitude of forward force can be displayed.
With this, the distribution of torque and left-right balance during each pedaling revolution can be easily ascertained.

Customize Screen According to Desired Items of Analysis

Screens can be freely customized.
By selecting and laying out a screen according to the desired data items,
analysis suited to particular goals can be accomplished.

Basic Screen

Example analysis screen,
centered on power

Example analysis screen
for comparing cycling courses

Example analysis screen,
centered on pedaling

Share Analytic Data

Analytic data can be shared on Facebook and Twitter.
By sharing analytic data, data analysis can be executed from remote locations away from the rider.

*Private Area Settings can be activated.