Last updated on September 12th, 2022 at 07:47 PM
Wahoo, announce the launch of both its latest KICKR Smart Trainer and KICKR BIKE.
Both devices are designed with enhanced features, including Wi-Fi connectivity, that will enable a more seamless and connected user experience across the Wahoo ecosystem.
Through a comprehensive connected indoor and outdoor ecosystem, Wahoo aims to be the global leader in smart fitness training across its physical and digital products. Wahoo provides athletes tools and resources to achieve their goals, however and wherever they choose to train.
The addition of Wi-Fi connectivity across the new KICKR Smart Trainer and KICKR BIKE gives riders a better connected and significantly more advanced ride experience – increasing the ability to connect across phones, tablets and other electronic devices.
Without the reliance on various hardware layers, such as Bluetooth and ANT+ chips, Wi-Fi also solves the issues of drop-outs. Now riders can ensure they always remain connected throughout the duration of their workout.
Wi-Fi provides significant increases in data transfer speed vs Bluetooth and ANT+. This delivers your on-screen stats over 65% faster than before, making workouts more seamless and eRacing more precise.
The introduction of Wi-FI also comes with the added bonus of being able to provide real-time troubleshooting courtesy of Wahoo’s industry-renowned customer support team, as well as automatic firmware updates.
Mike Saturnia, CEO at Wahoo, said: “Our team is constantly working to add new capabilities and features to our state-of-the-art KICKR products. We are excited that Wahoo continues to lead innovation in the category by being the first major brand to introduce Wi-Fi on their smart trainers and bikes.”
He added: “We are creating the most innovative connected fitness ecosystem on the market, and these new Wi-Fi enabled products play a key role.”
This is an important milestone in Wahoo’s journey and marks the tenth anniversary of the original KICKR Smart Trainer, which launched in 2012. KICKR began as a simple idea: a new way to ride indoors, which ignited an indoor training revolution.
That revolution steps up a gear today in the form of the world’s most complete indoor training ecosystem, ten years on from that original game-changing launch. Wahoo’s continual development of their KICKR suite of products highlights their continued drive for improvement.
These two launches follow the launch of Wahoo’s first streaming service, Wahoo X, on the heels of the RGT Cycling acquisition in April 2022, creating a more connected ecosystem across indoor and outdoor training, giving athletes the tools they need to be successful in tracking toward their goals.
Chris Fischer, Chief Commercial Officer of Subscription Services at Wahoo, said: “We remain committed to enhancing the training experience for professional and recreational cyclists, alike, through Wahoo X.
Within this service, Wahoo RGT allows you to train with other riders, while SYSTM provides sports science-based workouts and training plans.
The addition of these new KICKR devices with Wi-Fi creates a more unified, connected fitness experience so our athletes can spend more time riding and less time connecting.”
Both the KICKR v6 and KICKR BIKE v2 are available for £1,099.99 and £3,499.99 respectively. For more information on both products visit: www.wahoofitness.com