!Calibrate and update your trainers using the manufacture application!
What is calibration?
- With a smart trainer, the heart of power accuracy lies in calibration. This calibration process is especially important with smart trainers that have a tire-to-roller interface, also known as a wheel-on trainer.
- Since each bike setup is different, each bike needs to be calibrated with a smart wheel-on trainer to ensure the best possible accuracy. This is because no two bike setups are the same, as each uses different tires, rims, and recommended tire pressures, all of which play a role in dictating the rolling resistance measured by the trainer.
- It’s this varied rolling resistance that the roll-down calibration is measuring and accounting for when calculating power readings or wattage. Since rolling resistance can change from session to session, or even within the same ride, we recommend performing a calibration as frequently as you wish to keep your power numbers as accurate as possible.
- You may notice that this recommended calibration protocol is for wheel-on smart trainers only. This is because direct-drive smart trainers do not need to be calibrated as often as wheel-on trainers, as there is no tire-to-roller interface. The direct-drive design reduces the variability in rolling resistance from ride to ride. While you can still calibrate direct drive trainers as often as you would like, often a weekly or even monthly calibration is sufficient.
Why should I Calibrate?
- One of the best features of a smart trainer is its ability to provide power numbers. And when it comes to power, nothing is more important than accuracy.
- We are “Bringing the outdoors inside,” meaning that we are duplicating the reality as close as we can. In order to get the most accurate data possible from our app, you should calibrate before every training - every time you mount a bike to the trainer, every time you pump the wheel, every time you will feel there is something weird going on with the trainer, or at least once a week.
- Wahoo trainers - The calibration process and the firmware update can be done from the Wahoo Fitness app. Here you can download it from App Store and Google Apps. The application will guide you through all the steps.
- Tacx - The calibration process and the firmware update can be done from the Tacx Utility app. The application will guide you through all the steps.
- Kinetic R1 - Calibrate using the Kinetic Fit app even if you're planning to ride on another app platform.
- Technogym - You are recommended to calibrate and update the firmware using the MyCycling App. Here you can download it from App Store and Google Apps.
- Saris/CycleOps - Firmware on the H3, H2, M2, Hammer, and Magnus can be updated wirelessly when new firmware releases are available. To enjoy the full capabilities of the smart trainers, including ongoing enhancements and Over-the-Air firmware updates you must download the Saris App from the Apple App Store or Android Play. To the Saris App is possible to connect the trainer via BLE only.
- Elite Trainers - Go to the Elite My E-Training App for the firmware update of trainers like Drivo, Direto, and Suito. Some trainers though, like the Zumo have their firmware updates in a separate app- the Elite Upgrado app . It will connect to your trainer and install any available updates.
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