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New Stages GPS computer and online training platform

Stages enters the GPS market with the Dash computer, designed to work closely with the company's new Link online platform.

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Stages Cycling announced two new products, the Dash GPS computer and Link online training platform, to complement the company’s wide range of crank-arm-based power meters. The single, streamlined system promises to simplify data collection and analysis for athletes and coaches while offering online coaching and education to enhance training.

“When a rider buys a power meter, they’re looking for something more than a number — they have a goal,” said Pat Warner, SVP of Stages Cycling. “This new Stages ecosystem enables all riders to maximize their performance and meet their goals, with a simple and intuitive interface featuring unrivaled customization, and training programs that learn and adapt from each rider’s unique characteristics and achievements.”

Stages’s new Dash GPS computer is loaded with customizable features and data fields. The head unit can change between landscape and portrait views and a split screen feature allows for elevation and workouts to be displayed alongside real-time metrics. As you’d expect from a power meter company, the computer is optimized for detailed training metrics and workout plans. Using the Link online platform, athletes can wirelessly download on-screen workout descriptions to the Dash and receive automated on-bike ride prompts.

3 wide with logoDash Computer Features:

  • Bluetooth and Ant+ power meter and device pairing
  • Automatic FTP and zone updates when paired to Stages Link training program
  • Data field customization with five screen options and 16 fields per screen
  • Rechargeable battery with micro USB
  • Compatible with third-party Ant+ and Bluetooth sensors

As of right now, the Dash computer does not have turn-by-turn navigation. Users can use Stages Link to load course files on to the Dash, which will plot as an overlay on the breadcrumb trail. Stages plans to add push notifications from a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to support turn-by-turn navigation in the future.

Home screen calendar with workout quick view opened copyStages’s cloud-based Link training platform pairs with the company’s Dash computer and power meters. Through the online website and smartphone app, athletes can create goals, schedule workouts, and create custom training plans that continually recalibrate based on their performances.

The program captures power files wirelessly from the Stages Dash computer or other Ant+ or Bluetooth devices and will keep your FTP zones up to date based on your daily training date.