Smart Trainers vs Smart Control Trainers

Navigating the ever-changing waters of trainers and connected apps can be a challenge, particularly for those new to the trainer world. We’ve put together a guide to make shopping a little easier.

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Smart Trainers

inRide-sensor technology allows our patented, fluid-resistant units to work with training apps to maximize the efficiency of your session. With fluid resistance, you control the intensity by increasing speed or changing gears to increase your effort.

The best part? No additional sensors or add-ons are needed. Built-in Bluetooth connectivity ensures you’ll be able to take advantage of the latest technology with a world of training apps.

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Smart Control Trainers

Our Smart Control Trainers are the top of the line option and offer the most realistic app-controlled riding experience. Yes, you read that right: the trainer controls the intensity and changes the resistance automatically. Connect to an app like Zwift to ride the same course in real-time with your cycling archenemy from the other side of the world.

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Smart Control Power Unit

The Kinetic Smart Control Power Unit is an easy to install unit that attaches to the Kinetic Rock and Roll or Road Machine trainer frame to upgrade to our latest resistance-controlled power training experience. Think of it as an app upgrade for your bike trainer.


Try a new training app

Want to make the most out of your riding experience? Connect to one of our favorite six apps: Kinetic Fit, Zwift, TrainerRoad, Rouvy, Kinomap and FulGaz.

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