power meter software for macs?

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I have been looking into getting a SRM powermeter. SRM does offer compatable software distributed by a different company and the company's software info is a bit fuzzy, leaveing me with second thoughts.

I see a few mac users on the message board. Do any of you guys uses a SRM? What software are you using the SRM with?

Thanks for reading,


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Diane Goodwin (not verified)
Mac and PC

I'm a big time Mac user. You're better off getting an inexpensive PC to run the software. I tried putting Soft PC on my Mac with no luck.

Besides the power meter software, I use Street Atlas - Delorme doesn't support Mac. I think Computrainer needs a PC as well.

It makes sense to have two machines.

diane goodwin

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Tony Rentschler (not verified)
Virtual PC

I use Virtual PC on my OS X Macs and find it works pretty well. It's not super fast, but then again neither are my Macs!

Microsoft owns and markets Virtual PC these days, but you can buy it at an Apple store, for example, the one in SoHo, in addition to the online retailers.

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Anthony Poole (not verified)
Virtual PC is painfully slow

I've found Virtual PC painfully slow on my Mac and a definite waste of money. I don't use it now. I tried to put the software from my Polar HRM on there, but getting it to work was like watching paint dry. This is in stark contrast to everything else I have on my Mac which is extremely fast.

Tony, you need to update your version of Safari to 125.12, as opposed to 125.1. Actually, I don't know how different they are, but the update is free.

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Evan Marks (not verified)


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Tony Rentschler (not verified)

> Tony, you need to update your version of Safari to 125.12,
> as opposed to 125.1.

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Tony Rentschler (not verified)

"I am, and have been, using Safari 125.12. The final ""2"" in the Safari version is cut off because my IP address contains one more digit than some of the others. I guess the message board has a limit to the length of the browser ID following the ""Author:"" line.

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Neile Weissman (not verified)
Virtual PC 7 on a new Mac should work fine

What Mac do you have. Which version of Windows and Virtual PC are you running. A G5 or G4 with VPC7 and a lot of RAM should run the app fine.


Microsoft web site:

Your computer must meet the following minimum requirements:

Processor: 700 MHz native PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor
Operating system: Mac OS X version 10.2.8 or later; Mac OS X version 10.3 is required for computers with a G5 processor
Memory: 512 MB of RAM
Hard disk: 70 MB of available hard disk space is temporarily required to complete installation; after installation, the program requires 50 MB of hard disk space



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Heath (not verified)
Get a PC

I agree with getting a second computer.

This is what I did. I bought the cheapest dell I could find. I used an old monitor that I had to set it up. I set it up to connect to my wireless network and run a progrm called VNC. VNC allows me to access the computer from my mac. I also use this Dell as my music server for my stereo, with a mac laptop as a remote. You probably need ot be a bit of a geek to set all this up, but it was worth not having to have two monitors and keyboards and mice all over the place.

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Xiao (not verified)

Thanks for the replies.

What kind of spec should I go for?

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Heath (not verified)
The cheapest

I would get the cheapest new computer you can get. Dell now has a computer for $350 including a monitor. Unless you plan on video editing and playing games on the machine, you do not need any more than this. Make sure the computer has an ethernet card so you can network the computers together if you want to do that.

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Heath (not verified)
heartrate for mac

Just posted on cycling news. Works with polar heartrate and power.


Doesn't work with USB IR. Only with serial IR and a Keyspan adapter.

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John Z (not verified)
Looks OK...

But not up to the standards of CyclingPeaksSofware, which does not work on a mac...

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