Best power meters 2024: pedal and crank-based models reviewed and rated

The best power meters for cycling will provide important information to help your training; we run through their key features, how to use them and pick the best

A rider clipped into power meter pedals on a smart bike
(Image credit: Future)

The best power meters are the perfect tool for measuring efforts whilst training or for meting out power on a big climb. Power measurement is more consistent and reliable than heart rate as it is much less affected by external influences such as temperature, tiredness or illness.

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Anna Marie Abram
Fitness Features Editor

I’ve been hooked on bikes ever since the age of 12 and my first lap of the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in the bright yellow kit of the Hillingdon Slipstreamers. For a time, my cycling life centred around racing road and track. 

But that’s since broadened to include multiday two-wheeled, one-sleeping-bag adventures over whatever terrain I happen to meet - with a two-week bikepacking trip from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia being just the latest.

I still enjoy lining up on a start line, though, racing the British Gravel Championships and finding myself on the podium at the enduro-style gravel event, Gritfest in 2022.

Height: 177cm

Weight: 60–63kg