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How electronic resistance works

App-controlled electronic resistance is found on our interactive trainers and Power Unit upgrades (perfect for an existing Kinetic trainer frame). Our electronic resistance unit is designed to change the pedaling effort automatically based on the workout or the course being ridden in a training app. Apps like Zwift feature virtual terrain with simulated hills, mountains, descents, valleys and flats. In order to feel these terrain changes it's ideal to have an electronic-resistance trainer that automatically changes the pedaling effort making the workout harder or easier depending on what the course is doing rather than what gear you're riding in on your bike. Other training apps like the Kinetic Fit app feature built-in training plans, pre-programmed workouts and video integration.

Like our fluid-resistance smart bike trainers, Kinetic interactive electronic bike trainers and power unit upgrades are calibrated to be accurate with ±5% of most power meters. The main differences between the two resistance-unit types is that our interactive electronic Control and Smart Control units automatically vary resistance and require electricity and an app to operate and need to be plugged into a power source and connected to a training app to get the full benefits of the trainer. Interactive electronic units also have updatable firmware that is maintained by connecting regularly with the Kinetic Fit power training app.

Product Notes:

  • Kinetic interactive stationary trainers work with power-training apps like Kinetic FitZwiftTrainerRoadRouvyKinomap, FulGaz and The Sufferfest on Bluetooth®-connected smart phones, tablets and laptops or cycling computers that support ANT+ or ANT+ dongles.

  • Controlled resistance to simulate terrain changes in workouts and on virtual courses

  • Pair with devices using Bluetooth Smart® and ANT+.

  • Unconditional lifetime warranty on frames, two-year warranty on electronics


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