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This Product Comparison Calculator will allow you to compare products in one of two ways. Choose from the two dropdown menus below to auto-populate the product boxes with results, or click on the product boxes to activate your own personalized choices. Once the product boxes are shaded per your liking, click the “COMPARE NOW” button to retrieve a customized product comparison graph.

Currently there are eight product types:

– Watches (and bike computers!!!!)
– Trainers (for cycling indoors)
– Activity monitors (things like Fitbits and step counters)
– Power meters (for cycling)
– Action Cams (things like GoPro’s and the like)
– Heart Rate Sensors (Straps and Optical sensors that measure HR)
– Trainer Apps (for cycling indoors on trainers)
– Drones (primarily sport focused options)

For trainers, the focus is primarily on computer-integrated trainers that provide resistance control. Additionally, like the watches I only include units that I’ve personally reviewed and/or used.

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Note: While many running watches have a basic bike mode, only running units that are multi-sport focused are also included in the bike-only results (in addition to bike-specific units). Hiking units are those that include a Barometric Altimeter, Magnetic Compass and navigational functions.

Or select products for comparison by clicking the product boxes below:

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BKOOL Trainer
CycleOps H2 (Hammer 2)
CycleOps Hammer
CycleOps PowerBeam Pro
CycleOps PowerSync
Elite Direto (2018)
Elite Direto X
Elite Direto XR
Elite Drivo
Elite Drivo II
Elite Kura
Elite Qubo Digital Smart B+
Elite Rampa
Elite Real Turbo Muin B+
Elite Suito
Elite Tuo
Elite Zumo
Fisher-Price Smart Cycle
InsideRide E-Motion SmartPower Rollers
JetBlack VOLT
JetBlack WhisperDrive Smart
Kinetic R1
Kinetic Smart Control 2018 (Road Machine/Rock & Roll)
Kurt Road Machine (with inRide)
LeMond Revolution
Magene Gravat2
Minoura Kagura DT
Racermate CompuTrainer
Saris H3
Saris M2
STAC Halcyon
STAC Zero Power Meter Trainer
Stages Bike (SB20)
Tacx Bushido
Tacx Bushido Smart
Tacx Flow Smart
Tacx Flux 1
Tacx Flux 2
Tacx Flux S
Tacx Genius
Tacx NEO 2 SE (Special Edition)
Tacx NEO 2 Smart
Tacx NEO 2T Smart
Tacx NEO Bike Smart
Tacx NEO Smart
Tacx Satori Smart
Tacx Vortex Smart
TrueKinetix TrueBike
Wahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Wahoo Fitness KICKR V1/2013
Wahoo KICKR Bike
Wahoo KICKR SNAP (Current edition)
Wahoo KICKR SNAP (Original)
Wahoo KICKR V2/2016
Wahoo KICKR V3/2017
Wahoo KICKR V4/2018
Wahoo KICKR V5/2020 (Current Version)
Wahoo Trainer Floor Mat
Wattbike ATOM 2020
Wattbike Atom V1

Comparison Results:

Function/FeatureSaris H3Tacx NEO 2 SmartWahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Copyright DC Rainmaker - Updated July 19th, 2021 @ 7:37 am New Window
Price for trainer$999$999$899
Trainer TypeDirect Drive (no wheel)Direct Drive (no wheel)Direct Drive (No Wheel)
Available today (for sale)YesYesYes
Availability regionsGlobalGlobalGlobal
Wired or Wireless data transmission/controlWirelessWirelessWireless
Power cord requiredYesNoYes
Flywheel weight20lb/9kgSimulated/Virtual 125KG12.0lbs/5.44kgs
Includes cassetteNoNoNo
ResistanceSaris H3Tacx NEO 2 SmartWahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Can electronically control resistance (i.e. 200w)YesYesYes
Includes motor to drive speed (simulate downhill)NoYesNo
Maximum wattage capability2,000w2,200w @ 40KPH1800w
Maximum simulated hill incline20%25%16%
FeaturesSaris H3Tacx NEO 2 SmartWahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Ability to update unit firmwareYesYesYes
Measures/Estimates Left/Right PowerNoYesNo
Can rise/lower bike or portion thereofNoNoWith KICKR CLIMB accessory
Can directionally steer trainer (left/right)NoWith accessoryNo
Can rock side to side (significantly)NoNoNo
Can simulate road patterns/shaking (i.e. cobblestones)NoYesNo
AccuracySaris H3Tacx NEO 2 SmartWahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Includes temperature compensationYesN/AYes
Support rolldown procedure (for wheel based)YesN/AYes
Supported accuracy level+/- 2%+/- 1%+/- 2%
Trainer ControlSaris H3Tacx NEO 2 SmartWahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Allows 3rd party trainer controlYesYesYes
Supports ANT+ FE-C (Trainer Control Standard)YesYesYEs
Supports Bluetooth Smart FTMS (Trainer Control Standard)YesYesYEs
Data BroadcastSaris H3Tacx NEO 2 SmartWahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Transmits power via ANT+YesYesYes
Transmits power via Bluetooth SmartYesYesYes
Supports Multiple Concurrent Bluetooth connectionsNo, just oneNo, just oneYes, 3 Concurrent
Transmits cadence dataYesYesYes (with Sept 2019 firmware update)
PurchaseSaris H3Tacx NEO 2 SmartWahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
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