Wahoo Fitness has announced the introduction of Planned Workouts. This update brings fully integrated, structured workout programs from either TrainingPeaks or Today’s Plan, directly on-board Wahoo’s cycling computers ELEMNT & ELEMNT BOLT.
The Planned Workouts update enables the automatic wireless sync of up to a full week’s worth of TrainingPeaks or Today’s Plan structured workouts to ELEMNT GPS bike computers. Structured workouts guide an athlete through a series of targeted intervals based on power, heart rate, or cadence. This allows amateur and professional athletes alike to ‘train at their very best by having these workouts clearly presented on their bike computer.’
For athletes without a TrainingPeaks or Today’s Plan account, ELEMNT users will gain access to a preloaded set of planned workouts, including two variable FTP tests and three unique interval sessions utilised by Team Sky. As the company adds, ‘These unique workouts give Wahoo athletes the chance to experience workouts straight from the playbook of 2017’s Tour de France-winning team.’
“The integration with TrainingPeaks and Today’s Plan is all about streamlining the training experience between athlete and coach,” said Chip Hawkins, Wahoo Fitness CEO. “We’re proud to partner with coaching platforms that empower athletes with proven, race-winning training programs. Wahoo’s goal is to guide our athletes through each workout on the road or indoors on their trainer before uploading results for immediate feedback from their coaches.”
Once the workout has been loaded and is running, the ELEMNT or ELEMNT BOLT’s LED indicators provide visual notifications for countdowns to intervals, and can alert the athlete if they are ahead or behind their targets. Athletes have the flexibility to start, stop, pause and skip intervals to accommodate outdoor training conditions, or can conduct their workout indoors on a KICKR or KICKR SNAP Smart Trainer instead. Additionally, as of this release, both ELEMNT and ELEMNT BOLT are equipped with ANT+ FE-C protocol for non-Wahoo trainers to complete a Planned Workout indoors.
The Wahoo ELEMNT Planned Workouts will be available as a firmware and companion app update starting on 23 August.