Product Comparison Calculator

How to find the right product for you

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 Justo
Elite Kura
Elite Qubo Digital Smart B+
Elite Rampa
Elite Real Turbo Muin B+
Elite Suito
Elite Tuo
Elite Zumo
Fisher-Price Smart Cycle
Garmin Tacx NEO 3M
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 H4
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 Plus
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 V1
Wahoo KICKR Bike V2
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
Wahoo KICKR V6/2022 (Current Version)
Wahoo Trainer Floor Mat
Wattbike ATOM 2020
Wattbike Atom V1
Zwift Hub

Comparison Results:

Function/FeatureElite Direto XKinetic R1Saris H3Tacx Flux 2Wahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Copyright DC Rainmaker - Updated November 13th, 2023 @ 10:43 am New Window
Price for trainer$899$949$1,099$899$899
Trainer TypeDirect Drive (No Wheel)Direct DriveDirect Drive (no wheel)Direct Drive (no wheel)Direct Drive (No Wheel)
Available today (for sale)YesShips Nov 1st, 2018YesYEsYes
Availability regionsGlobalGlobalGlobalGlobalGlobal
Wired or Wireless data transmission/controlWirelessWireless & WiredWirelessWirelessWireless
Power cord requiredYes (no control w/o)NoYesYesYes
Flywheel weight4.2KG/9.2LBS14.0lbs/6.3kg20lb/9kg7.6kg (simulated 32.1kg)12.0lbs/5.44kgs
Includes cassetteNoNoNoNo
ResistanceElite Direto XKinetic R1Saris H3Tacx Flux 2Wahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Can electronically control resistance (i.e. 200w)YesYesYesYesYes
Includes motor to drive speed (simulate downhill)NoNoNoNoNo
Maximum wattage capability2,100w @ 40KPH / 3,250w @ 60KPH2,000w2,000w2,000w @ 40KPH1800w
Maximum simulated hill incline18%20%20%16%16%
FeaturesElite Direto XKinetic R1Saris H3Tacx Flux 2Wahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Ability to update unit firmwareYesYesYesYesYes
Measures/Estimates Left/Right Power9EUR one-time feeNoNoNoNo
Can directionally steer trainer (left/right)With steering accessory & compatible appNoNoNoNo
Can simulate road patterns/shaking (i.e. cobblestones)NoEntire trainer rocks/rolls side to sideNoNoNo
MotionElite Direto XKinetic R1Saris H3Tacx Flux 2Wahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Whole-bike physical gradient simulationNoNoNoNoWith KICKR CLIMB accessory
Can rock/tilt side to side (significantly)NoYesNoNoNo
AccuracyElite Direto XKinetic R1Saris H3Tacx Flux 2Wahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Includes temperature compensationN/A-YesYesYes
Support rolldown procedure (for wheel based)YesTBDYesYesYes
Supported accuracy level+/- 1.5%+/- 3% (To be finalized)+/- 2%+/-2.5%+/- 2%
Trainer ControlElite Direto XKinetic R1Saris H3Tacx Flux 2Wahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Allows 3rd party trainer controlYesYesYesYesYes
Supports ANT+ FE-C (Trainer Control Standard)YesYEsYesYesYEs
Supports Bluetooth Smart FTMS (Trainer Control Standard)YesYEsYesYesYEs
WiFi or EthernetNo
Data BroadcastElite Direto XKinetic R1Saris H3Tacx Flux 2Wahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Transmits power via ANT+YesYesYesYesYes
Transmits power via Bluetooth SmartYesYesYesYesYes
Supports Multiple Concurrent Bluetooth connectionsNo, just oneNo, just oneNo, just oneYes, 3 Concurrent
Transmits cadence dataYesYesYesYes
Bridging or re-transmissionNoNo
PurchaseElite Direto XKinetic R1Saris H3Tacx Flux 2Wahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
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DCRainmakerElite Direto XKinetic R1Saris H3Tacx Flux 2Wahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
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