Wahoo Fitness, the specialist in workout apps and smartphone connected fitness devices, has unveiled the KICKR SNAP. Wahoo notes that its new SNAP turbo trainer, ‘connects seamlessly with smartphones, tablets and computers, giving the user full control over pedaling resistance and provides a reliable power measurement so users can monitor and adjust intensity.’
KICKR SNAP is designed to work with training platforms such as Zwift and Trainer Road that make riding indoors more competitive, interactive, convenient and fun. Users can choose the Wahoo Fitness app or from over 50 third-party apps to ride a virtual course with friends or perform a structured, power-based workout to achieve their fitness goals.
KICKR Snap will be available in August 2015 at select specialty retailers and eu.wahoofitness.com for €899.
Using ANT+ and Bluetooth 4.0 technology, KICKR SNAP connects wirelessly to Apple, Android and Windows platforms, so riders can conveniently capture all important ride data. Further, Wahoo’s full line of sensors and devices, like the TICKR X Workout Tracker, can easily be integrated to record heart rate.
“When we introduced our first KICKR trainer in 2012, we redefined the trainer category by offering the first iPhone powered cycling trainer,” said Chip Hawkins, CEO of Wahoo Fitness. “The KICKR Snap is a descendent of our gold standard KICKR, and provides similar features but is easier to use, so users of all abilities can stay fit year round.”
SNAP features a wheel-on design, so users can easily attach a bicycle of almost any type. Weighing 16kg, SNAP aims to provide a smooth and stable ride, and is designed to keep its feet firmly planted on the floor so riders can ride with confidence. Thanks to a unique flywheel, SNAP has been engineered to replicate the inertia experienced when riding outdoors, ‘providing unmatched wattage at any speed.’
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Wahoo Fitness has ‘created a full ecosystem of sensors and devices for the runner, cyclist or general fitness enthusiast’.