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PowerAgent

FREE DOWNLOAD: MAC OR PC

Version: 7.8.28

  • Analyze important ride metrics like power zones, TSS and more.
  • Compatible with all PowerTap power measurement products.
  • Compatible with Mac OS X (10.7 or newer) and Windows 7 or newer. Does not support Windows XP.

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SKU: PA0000



TIME FOR CHANGE.

Get ready for your best year ever by analyzing peak power, time in heart rate or power zones, speed and distance averages, plus power-specific metrics such as TSS, IF, Normalized Power* and much, much more. The ability to look at each of these elements individually, as well as the relationship between them, will translate to smarter, more efficient training no matter what your goals.

Getting started with PowerAgent has never been easier. Simply download PowerAgent at no cost from our website, and you are just a couple clicks away from improving your performance forever. Plus, you can import ride history from previous versions of PowerAgent and other software (.tcx files) to watch your strength grow over time for better results.

*[TSS, IF and Normalized Power are registered trademarks of Peaksware, LLC.]

  • Compatible with PowerTap G3 hubs (Windows or Mac), PowerCal and the Joule
  • Upload rides to MapMyRide.com, RideWithGPS.com, Strava, Selfloops, Twitter, 2Peak.com and Web4Trainer.com
  • Import and export .tcx and .FIT files from all Garmin devices with ANT+ Sport power capability
  • Import and export .gpx and TrainingPeaks .pwx files
  • Compatible with Mac OS X (10.7 or newer) and Windows 7 or newer
  • Download data from any PowerTap computer (Cervo, Joule, Joule GPS or Joule GPS+), CycleOps Indoor Cycle, or CycleOps PowerBeam Pro trainer
  • Create your own intervals and detailed interval analysis
  • Analyze rides for Peak Power, heart rate, cadence and speed
  • Update firmware for all PowerTap computers and Gen3 hubs (note that the Joule GPS+ can only be updated by the PowerTap Mobile iOS app)

 

Version 7.8.28
Note: Please be sure that you have the latest Java update on your computer.

New Features:

  • Added support for the Joule GPS+, including automatic download from PowerTap Mobile
  • Enhanced support for routes and ride maps
  • Enhanced support for pedal power meters, including pedal balance
  • Added Java 8 compatibility
  • Fixed some driver issues with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

There is no warranty for PowerAgent. For assistance with the software, please contact us.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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1.8

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (26)

18%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

  • Hard to install (11)
  • Poor quality (11)
  • Weak (6)

Best Uses

  • Road bikes (6)
    • How would you rate the quality of this product?:
    •  
    • How would you rate the value of this product?:
    •  
    • Describe Yourself:
    • Competitive cyclist (17), Avid cyclist (10), Fitness enthusiast (3)
    • How old are you?:
    • 45 to 54 (15), 35 to 44 (10), 25 to 34 (5), 55 to 64 (3)
    • What is your gender?:
    • Male (35)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

FIX FOR MAC INSTALLATION OF POWERAGENT 7.8.28

Mac installation steps
1. Update Java
2. Download Poweragent_7.8.28.dmg
3. Open file - opens in Finder.
4. Right click "Install Poweragent.mpkg"
5. Select...Read complete review

Mac installation steps
1. Update Java
2. Download Poweragent_7.8.28.dmg
3. Open file - opens in Finder.
4. Right click "Install Poweragent.mpkg"
5. Select 3rd option - "Show package contents"
6. Open "Contents" folder
7. Open "Packages" folder
8. Right click " Poweragent.pkg" --> Open with installer.
DONE

My guess is the drivers package is corrupt but i just finished importing and analyzing my files from the last two days of riding.

Cheers.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unreliable on OS X

It is truly sad how little effort the company seems to put into this software (at least for Mac OS X). It always breaks when a new version of OS X comes out....Read complete review

It is truly sad how little effort the company seems to put into this software (at least for Mac OS X). It always breaks when a new version of OS X comes out. Which wouldn't be too bad, but a month or so later when they finally get an update out it is buggy. In the many years I have been using the software I have probably experienced only 3 months of it being bug free. If I didn't have $6000+ invested in the hardware I would have switched long ago.

Reviewed by 39 customers

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1.0

Lots of potential, poor implementation

By 

from UK

Pros

  • Can't think of anything nice

Cons

  • Poor Quality
  • Weak

Best Uses

  • Turbo Trainer

Comments about PowerAgent:

This application has so much potential as a power analysis tool but there are numerous issues with it and the hard part is where to start.

1. For starters every time I launch the application it performs a 'Recompute Summary', which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to over an hour. Yes I do have a fair bit of power in there but no more than 12-months worth.

2. When I select to view the detail chart by time all I see is a number of coloured vertical lines at varying intervals, the colours depend on which data values I have selected to be displayed there just isn't chart plot to be analysed.

3. 'Power Zone's & 'Heart Rate Zone' durations are always 00:00:00

4. There's no 'climbing' or 'surge' or TSS statistics

Well that will do for starters, shame really as it used to work so well

  • Describe Yourself:
  • Avid Cyclist
  • How old are you?:
  • 45 to 54
  • What is your gender?:
  • Male
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • How would you rate the quality of this product?:
  •  
  • How would you rate the value of this product?:
  •  
 
1.0

Simply does not work to check/update firmware on G3

By 

from Uk

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Poor Quality
  • Tough to Install
  • Weak

Best Uses

  • deleting

Comments about PowerAgent:

Tried to check/update firmware on G3. Tried on Win7, Win10, mac and iether get 'cannot connect to firmware server' (Internet connection is fine) or cannot find device. Tried every combinations possible and even different versions of Java. Gave up!

  • Describe Yourself:
  • Avid Cyclist
  • How old are you?:
  • 35 to 44
  • What is your gender?:
  • Male
  • How would you rate the quality of this product?:
  •  
  • How would you rate the value of this product?:
  •  
 
1.0

Still bad after all these years...

By 

from Kentucky

Pros

  • Counter-intuitive
  • Never fails to disappoint

Cons

  • Weak

Best Uses

  • Virtual boat anchor

Comments about PowerTap PowerAgent:

Spend more time wrestling with the software than riding the trainer. I dread this time of year, not for the cold, but because I know I am going to have to spend a large amount of time getting the program to work properly

  • Describe Yourself:
  • Competitive Cyclist
  • How old are you?:
  • 45 to 54
  • What is your gender?:
  • Male
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • How would you rate the quality of this product?:
  •  
  • How would you rate the value of this product?:
  •  
 
3.0

Not very intuitive

By 

from SW UK

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Bikes

    Comments about PowerAgent:

    Even on Windows this was hard to get installed and running. It didn't auto start and it took a while to find the files. It also took 3 goes to get it to find and update my Joule. I'll be sticking to Golden Cheetah

    • Describe Yourself:
    • Competitive Cyclist
    • How old are you?:
    • 55 to 64
    • What is your gender?:
    • Male
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • How would you rate the quality of this product?:
    •  

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Absolutely worthless piece of software.

    By 

    from Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Comments about PowerAgent:

    Does not show my G3 under windows 10

    • How would you rate the quality of this product?:
    •  
    • How would you rate the value of this product?:
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    5.0

    Power Agent Software is Robust

    By 

    from Crown Point, IN

    Pros

    • Best line graphs in the business
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoor Training
      • Long Rides
      • Road Bikes

      Comments about PowerAgent:

      I am a clear facts king of guy. If I want a quick glance at a workout, I can use the bar graphs for power and heart rate. If I want detail, there is no product I am aware of that has better line graphing analysis. The relationship between power, speed, and heart rate are important. And...it is free!

      • Describe Yourself:
      • Competitive Cyclist
      • How old are you?:
      • 55 to 64
      • What is your gender?:
      • Male
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • How would you rate the quality of this product?:
      •  
      • How would you rate the value of this product?:
      •  

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Doesn't work with El Cap

      By 

      from Fort Collins, CO

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Compatible
        • Tough to Install

        Best Uses

          Comments about PowerTap PowerAgent:

          Does not work with El Capitan. Don't get a PowerTap if you have a Mac.

          • Describe Yourself:
          • Avid Cyclist
          • How old are you?:
          • 25 to 34
          • What is your gender?:
          • Male
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • How would you rate the quality of this product?:
          •  
          • How would you rate the value of this product?:
          •  
           
          3.0

          Worked Okay for Me

          By 

          from Lake Charles, LA

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Bikes

            Comments about PowerAgent:

            I read the negative comments about installation issues with Windows 10, which is what I'm using. I downloaded the program and used it to update the firmware on three G3 hubs with no problems. I checked it quickly with one bike using a Garmin 520 and it seems to work fine. I haven't used it on a ride yet, so this isn't definitive, and I don't use Power Agent to download the data, so I won't know if there are any issues with that aspect.

            • Describe Yourself:
            • Competitive Cyclist
            • How old are you?:
            • 55 to 64
            • What is your gender?:
            • Male
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • How would you rate the quality of this product?:
            •  
             
            1.0

            Application states its incompatible with Os X!

            By 

            from Blue Ash, Ohio

            Pros

              Cons

              • Tough to Install

              Best Uses

                Comments about PowerTap PowerAgent:

                I love my Powertap C1 and the app for the iPhone does the job when combined with Strava. Unfortunately, I can't install the Power Agent on my Macbook Air. The application says it is incompatible with OS X. Not sure why Powertap would design an application that is incompatible with OS X. Very frustrating.

                • Describe Yourself:
                • Competitive Cyclist
                • How old are you?:
                • 35 to 44
                • What is your gender?:
                • Male
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • How would you rate the quality of this product?:
                •  
                • How would you rate the value of this product?:
                •  

                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                FIX FOR MAC INSTALLATION OF POWERAGENT 7.8.28

                By 

                from Philadelphia, PA

                Pros

                • Data interpretation

                Cons

                • Tough to Install

                Best Uses

                • Road Bikes

                Comments about PowerAgent:

                Mac installation steps
                1. Update Java
                2. Download Poweragent_7.8.28.dmg
                3. Open file - opens in Finder.
                4. Right click "Install Poweragent.mpkg"
                5. Select 3rd option - "Show package contents"
                6. Open "Contents" folder
                7. Open "Packages" folder
                8. Right click " Poweragent.pkg" --> Open with installer.
                DONE

                My guess is the drivers package is corrupt but i just finished importing and analyzing my files from the last two days of riding.

                Cheers.

                • Describe Yourself:
                • Competitive Cyclist
                • How old are you?:
                • 25 to 34
                • What is your gender?:
                • Male
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • How would you rate the quality of this product?:
                •  
                • How would you rate the value of this product?:
                •  

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                • PowerAgent

                  Q:

                  I am trying to instal PowerAgnet on Mac OS Sierra, but no lack. Do you have any suggestions? Thx, Jacek
                  Asked on 12/8/2016 by Jacek from Poland

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Be sure your security settings are allowing it to install properly. If you still have questions please contact our support team support@powertap.com

                    Answered on 1/11/2017 by Eric from SCG
                • PowerAgent

                  Q:

                  Hi,

                  I try to install power agent 7.8.28 on OS Sierra (10.12.1), but it won't install. It's always aborted and the end.
                  Java is up to date.
                  Asked on 12/7/2016 by Chris

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Please check with our support team, they will assist you in fixing this.

                    support@powertap.com

                    Answered on 1/11/2017 by Eric from SCG
                • PowerAgent

                  Q:

                  In poweragent I consistently get "Error connecting to the firmware server" when I try to update the firmware for my Ant+ G3 Hub. It's connected to a Win10 PC via micro USB. Java (Latest) installed. My hub is eating batteries - I need to try the latest firmware. I am at least two versions behind now. How can this be resolved please?
                  Asked on 12/5/2016 by Darren W from Wales, UK

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Please contact our support for assistance in resolving this, support@powertap.com

                    Answered on 1/11/2017 by Eric from SCG
                • PowerAgent

                  Q:

                  Lost the my previous download of Power Agent after installing Windows 10, have installed the app again but does not work, and is giving an error message saying "null", then after clearing this message when I'm trying to import files from my Garmin I'm getting an error and nothing is transferring, tried to paste the message but is too long.

                  Do you know if there's something special needed to run on Windows 10?

                  Thanks,

                  Francisco
                  Asked on 12/1/2016 by Francisco from San Antonio, TX

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Please contact our support for assistance in resolving this, support@powertap.com

                    Answered on 1/11/2017 by Eric from SCG
                • PowerAgent

                  Q:

                  I just re-installed the software to my computer since I lost the app when I upgraded to Windows 10, had to update Java and this might be the problem, but I haven't being able to import Garmin or any other type of data files to Power Agent, this is the message I'm getting:
                  Activity Data


                  Message:
                  java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: java.lang.AbstractMethodError: gnu.xml.dom.DomElement.getTextContent()Ljava/lang/String;
                  Level:
                  SEVERE
                  Stack Trace:
                  java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.report(Unknown Source)
                  java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.get(Unknown Source)
                  org.jdesktop.swingworker.SwingWorker.get(Unknown Source)
                  com.cycleops.devicemanager.ImportAction.performAction(ImportAction.java:160)
                  org.openide.util.actions.CallableSystemAction$1.run(CallableSystemAction.java:130)
                  org.openide.util.actions.ActionInvoker$1.run(ActionInvoker.java:95)
                  org.openide.util.actions.ActionInvoker.doPerformAction(ActionInvoker.java:116)
                  Had to cut the message!No SPC
                  Asked on 11/29/2016 by Francisco from San Antonio, TX

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Please contact our support for assistance in resolving this, support@powertap.com

                    Answered on 1/11/2017 by Eric from SCG
                • PowerAgent

                  Q:

                  Im trying to download the Powertap Software on Windows 10 computer, but I get the following message "Cannot find Java 1.7 or higher".

                  What should I do?

                  Tks,

                  Jose
                  Asked on 11/15/2016 by Jose

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Please contact our support for assistance in resolving this, support@powertap.com

                    Answered on 1/11/2017 by Eric from SCG
                • PowerAgent

                  Q:

                  How to connect/sync to strava? I already have a strava account and I would like to analyze all my activities with PowerAgent.
                  Asked on 11/13/2016 by JC from Manchester, UK

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Under the user settings you can connect Poweragent to Strava as well as many other services.

                    Answered on 1/11/2017 by Eric from SCG
                • PowerAgent

                  Q:

                  I'm attempting to install PowerAgent on Mac OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan). I'm also on Java 8 build 111.

                  At the last step prior to your installation actually placing files, I get an OS X warning saying "This package is incompatible with this version of OS X and may fail to install ... and may damage your system."

                  This appears to be caused by your installer not following current packaging rules for OS X. See https://georgegarside.com/blog/macos/package-incompatible-installer/

                  Per that article, it seems you guys need to fix your software & installer.

                  I'm only installing this in order to update my firmware on my hub (and frankly, it doesn't seem broken, so I'm in no hurry to bust my Mac to do it.

                  Please advise how us OS X users should proceed.
                  Asked on 11/12/2016 by Jay B

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Please contact our support team, they will be able to assist you with this. support@powertap.com

                    Answered on 1/11/2017 by Eric from SCG
                • PowerAgent

                  Q:

                  I have a Mac Book with macOS Sierra 10.12.1

                  However I am unable to install the powertap software. I had an older computer that I had it installed and used with the CycleOps Joule, however I am not succeeding in downloading onto new Mac.
                  Is there something I need to do?

                  Regards
                  Asked on 11/7/2016 by CoachDoug

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Please contact our support team, they will be able help you resolve this. support@powertap.com

                    Answered on 1/11/2017 by Eric from SCG
                • PowerAgent

                  Q:

                  Hi, I installed Poweragent on a fresh installed Windows 7, when I try to run it I get a message "Cannot find Java 1.7 or hogher". What should I do?
                  Thanks for your service.
                  Asked on 10/25/2016 by cletero from Costa Rica

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Please contact our support team, they will be able help you resolve this. support@powertap.com

                    Answered on 1/11/2017 by Eric from SCG
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