Compatibility

In general, our indoor cycling app has very low hardware requirements and communicates with all current roller trainers.
The app runs on Windows PCs, MacOS computers, iOS tablets/iPads and Android tablets.
In general, the app also runs on smartphones, but the display is usually too small for sensible use. We therefore recommend a display of at least 9.7 inches.

Indoor Cycling

Smart Indoor Cycling Trainers control the resistance depending on the workout/distance and calculate cadence and speed

Examples:
Tacx : Flux, NEO 1/2/2T, Vortex
Wahoo : KICKR, KICKR Core, KICKR Snap (the Wahoo firmware from Sept 2019 also supports cadence measurement on the roller trainer)
Elite : Suito, Direto, Drivo 2, Nero (for the Drivo 1 it depends on the manufacturing date as older devices don’t support FTMS)
Saris/Cyclops : Hammer
Dare2Tri : Fuego 1.0 (unfortunately this device does not have an integrated cadence measurement)
JetBlack : Volts
– And many more…

Fitness Equipment

Here you have to set the resistance yourself

Examples:
KayakPro : SwimFast, Compact Kayak, Dragonboat and Outrigger ergometers
Waterrower : Waterrower with ComModule (Bluetooth), NOHRD Bike
Concept : RowErg, BikeErg, SkiErg (each with PM5 from v2)
– And many more…

Powermeter

An external power meter for performance measurement is optional

Examples:
– Favero Assioma
– Garmin: Vector 3 and Rally
– Stages with BLE
– Quarq with BLE
– Elite: Turno (since this is not a smart trainer it can only be used as a power meter)
– And many more…

Heart Rate Monitor

A chest strap to measure heart rate is optional

Examples:
– Wahoo TICKR chest straps
– Sigma HRM
– Runtastic chest strap
– smartLAB chest strap
– Polar H7, H9, H10
– Suunt Smart
– Garmin
– HRM Pro & Dual
– HRM-Tri & Swim (only under Windows/MacOS with ANT+ USB stick)
– Garmin fitness watches
– Fenix 6, 7 and Forerunner 245, 945
– 735, 745, 935 (only on Windows/MacOS with ANT+ USB stick)

Cadence Censor

An external cadence measurement is optional

Examples:
– Wahoo Cadence
– Garmin Cadence Sensor 2
– And many more…

Speedometer

If you have an older / non-smart roller trainer and also no power meter, you can optionally use a speed sensor on the rear wheel

Example:
– Garmin Speed Sensor 2

Let us know which device you train with. This helps us expand the list.
Of course you can also train with the software without a smart roller trainer, but then you have to set the resistance on your device yourself. You can also use the icTrainer software for spinning, for example.

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Bluetooth vs. ANT+

Important: The software only connects to the devices via Bluetooth-LE and not via ANT+.
As a rule of thumb: If other third-party training programs/apps can communicate with the devices via Bluetooth, icTrainer can do the same.

No ANT+ dongle is required to connect to a tablet, laptop or computer. You can continue to measure all training performance in parallel via ANT+ on your normal fitness tracker (bike computer, fitness watch, …) and also transfer it to the app of your choice and we communicate with the devices in parallel via BluetoothLE; so we don’t force you into another cosmos for your training evaluations;

If you have a trainer that only supports ANT+, you can use it via the following ANT+-BLE converter dongle, for example: NPE Cable
You then no longer need a USB/USB-C/USB micro/Lightning ANT+ dongle and can connect roller, power, speed, cadence and heart rate sensors via BluetoothLE.

Disadvantage: You need an iOS tablet/smartphone for the initial and one-time configuration of the NPE Cable with your ANT+ devices. There is no Android configuration software yet (planned for late 2021). And the shipping and customs fees are about the same as the NPE Cable price itself. Here you should look for a European distributor if you want to buy the dongle

Under Windows and MacOS, existing heart rate belts or fitness trackers can also be used with an ANT+ connection.
However, a USB ANT stick is required (and with Garmin fitness watches, “Send during activity” must be activated under settings for the heart rate).

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Other useful accessories (examples):
For the perfect setup of your own Paincave you need a little more (you should expect around 150 EUR here):
Sports puzzle mats as a base (sweat and noise insulation, different colors) : 50 EUR

Tablet holder on a space-saving music stand (round base, for 7.5-13 inch tablets): 40 EUR
flat tablet wall mount (for 7-13 inch tablets): 50 EUR
swiveling tablet wall mount (for 7-10.5 inch tablets): 40 EUR
swiveling tablet wall mount (for 7-13 inch tablets): 120 EUR

Notebook wall mount swivelling : 30 EUR
Notebook table (simple) : 50 EUR
Notebook table (Sport) : 160 EUR