Wahoo Fitness KICKR Power Trainer
“There’s an app for that” seems to be a pretty popular mantra, but here we are with what could be testament to that particular bit of “truth” – the Wahoo Fitness KICKR Power Trainer. Touted to be the first iPhone-powered bike trainer in the world, the Wahoo Fitness KICKR Power Trainer was recently introduced to the rest of the world at the end of last month in Eurobike 2012. Just how does the Wahoo Fitness KICKR work? For starters, this iPhone connected bike trainer intends to modernize stationary training through the integration of top cycling Apps while delivering full resistance control, and all of these come from the iPhone itself.
Already an industry leader in iPhone powered cycling, running and fitness, Wahoo Fitness has lifted the veil on the Wahoo Fitness KICKR Power Trainer that enables cyclists and triathletes to set resistance, accurately measure power and complete App based workouts, finding yet another use for their iPhone. It will be out in the US later this November, which means it would make for the perfect Christmas present when Santa makes his rounds later this December.
The clever use of Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ technology will allow the KICKR Power Trainer to hook up to the iPhone, where you can increase or decrease resistance when pedaling, structure interval workouts or even simulate real world bike courses. All resistance adjustments made are instant, and your glutes as well as muscles on different parts of your legs will surely be worked out, should I say, in a “merciless” manner.
Chip Hawkins, CEO of Wahoo Fitness, said, “Cyclist and triathletes will be blown away by the feel of the KICKR. We spent a ton of time engineering the feel, fine tuning it for the most realistic ride we’ve ever experienced on an indoor bike trainer. With the wheel off design there is no need for calibration; the power is consistent and accurate every single time. The electronic resistance is driven by your iPhone or tablet, during a ride you can go from hammering up a 15% grade to coasting downhill, instantaneously”.