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Kinetic introduces 'smart' versions of its stationary trainers

Published August 25, 2015
The Rock and Roll-Smart.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Kinetic is introducing three new products at Eurobike: two trainers with built-in power sensors and a new app for mobile devices.

The new Rock and Roll-Smart and Road Machine-Smart are based on the brand’s current top trainers; the Smart versions come with Kinetic’s inRide wireless sensor installed. InRide measures the trainer’s rpms and, because the Kinetic resistance unit has a consistent power curve, calculates power and send the information via Bluetooth Smart wireless to a mobile device. Kinetic has sold inRide as a separate option for several years.

Kinetic’s new app, Kinetic.fit is free and is available for iOS and Android devices. It will be launched in English and German, with Dutch, French, Italian, and Spanish versions to follow. The subscription-based service includes professionally developed training plans, guided workouts, data sharing with Strava, Training Peaks and similar sites, wireless screen mirroring to home entertainment systems, and compatibility with Zwift and TrainerRoad.

"The best ride experience on a trainer just got better," said Kinetic marketing manager David Simpson. "Together, Kinetic Smart Trainers and Kinetic.fit provide a seamless, 'plug-and-play' power training solution that's engaging, entertaining, and productive. These new products make Kinetic an easier sale for our retail partners, and provide a great training experience for their customers."

The Rock and Roll-Smart allows the bike to move with its rider, creating a more realistic experience. The Smart version will retail for $569.

The Road Machine-Smart is based on Kinetic’s most popular trainer, the Road Machine, which has a fluid resistance unit and a large flywheel for a realistic feel. The Smart version will retail for $409.

The new Smart trainers feature dealer- and consumer-friendly P.O.P. packaging and are fully assembled

The Kinetic.fit app will operate for free. For an monthly fee, additional features are enabled, including training plans, head-to-head racing, the use of more sensors and access to Sufferfest training videos.

For dealer sales or information about becoming a Kinetic dealer, contact Kinetic at (877)226-7824 or e-mail joverman@kurt.com.

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