Kinetic Smart 2 Stationary Bike Trainer with Power Sensor
This is the trainer I use both in the shop for fittings and for training at home- I'd highly recommend it!
Resistance Type: Fluid. Changes in resistance are made by simply changing your pedaling effort and gearing- similar to being out on the road. There is no need to plug anything in, just install your bike onto the trainer and you are good to go.
Smart / App Compatible: This trainer has a sensor that gives a reading of your power output.
This allows you to use this trainer the following ways:
-Just ride: Hate using a smart phone and have tech overload? You can just hop on this trainer and use it without setting up the app or fiddling with any tech other than simply hooking your bike to it. Because this trainer uses a fluid type resistance, you don't have to plug it in and changes in resistance happen by simply changing gears and pedaling either harder or easier. Then... if you do want to get more data, get an idea of distance, speed, etc, the sensor that is built into the trainer is ready to be synced with a wide choice of apps and programs to help you train and get even more results out of your training time.
Compatible App's & Programs:
-Kinetic's App: allows you to see power output, speed, distance and heart rate info if using a heart rate monitor strap. The app also has a good deal of interval workouts that you can follow. The app can then easily forward your recorded rides to pretty much any of the fitness apps like Strava and Garmin Connect.
-Zwift: Zwift allows you to basically ride in a video game- you can ride virtual routes