Minoura Watt Master computer review

Turbo-calibrated computer

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £49.99 RRP | USD $44.99
Minoura Watt Master computer

Our review

Not as slick as it sounds, but still a cost- effective turbo-linked training computer
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Minoura’s turbo-calibrated computer promises a lot. The reality is distinctly more primitive, but it’s still an effective training tool for the price.

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For a start, the wattage readout is based on a preset link with Minoura’s Gyro turbo trainer range, relying on an archaic cardboard wheel for calibration, and it vanishes in the road-training mode. Even if the figure is an abstract, it still gives a consistent reading to evaluate training progression on the turbo, though.

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The ‘programmable route’ feature is just a prompt telling you when to change the manual resistance lever on the trainer too, rather than any automatic link up. You do get a full suite of speed, distance and cadence data on the road or on the turbo once you’ve wired the various sensors up, and the price is competitive.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Watt Master
Brand Minoura

Description # Current, average and maximum speed # Current, average and maximum cadence # Current Watts (Only when used with a V270, V150 or V130 trainer) # Elapsed time # Trip distance and odometer # pace arrow # Course programming capability