The power meter must be connected or “paired” to a cycling computer or mobile device (collectively referred to as “head units”) according to the display manufacturer’s instructions.
Each power meter has a unique ANT+ device ID and a unique Bluetooth ID. During the pairing process, the applicable device ID is recorded by the head unit and will be used to communicate with the corresponding power meter.
The ANT+ ID number is printed on the back of the power meter and supplied with the documentation as well. When pairing via Bluetooth, the device name will also contain the ANT+ ID. For Stages Power LR meters, the left power meter’s ANT+ ID is used for both sides (see Linking Left and Right Power Meters).
Once paired to the power meter, ride data (cadence and power) will be transmitted from the power meter to the head unit. Other important functions such as performing zero reset on the power meter will also be enabled through the head unit. Both the ANT+ and Bluetooth IDs are permanently assigned to the power meter and are not affected by changing the power meter battery.