Wahoo Fitness has announced the Wahoo Fitness KICKR Power Trainer, an iPhone powered bike trainer that allows cyclist and triathletes to set resistance, measure power and complete app based workouts, all from their Apple smartphone.
It’s being demoed this week at EUROBIKE 2012 and will be available in the U.S this November. Using Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ technology, the KICKR Power Trainer connects to the iPhone, allowing full resistance control during your training session. While pedaling, users can increase or decrease resistance, structure interval workouts or even simulate real world bike courses all from their smart phone.
Resistance adjustments are instant, making it easy to replicate everything from a flat or rolling hill course, to the coast down a hill after a hard climb, according to says Chip Hawkins, CEO of Wahoo Fitness. With a wheel off design and super flywheel, the iPhone connected bike trainer is engineered to produce an ultra-realistic road feel, equivalent to the inertia of an actual rider on the road, he adds. A direct power measurement at the hub provides consistent and lab accurate power readings for every grueling mile.
Pricing hasn’t been announced. For more information on Wahoo Fitness, go to www.WahooFitness.com .