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Product Comparison Calculator

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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 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 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 (CycleOps Hammer 3)
Saris M2 (CycleOps)
STAC Halcyon
STAC Zero Power Meter Trainer
Stages Bike
Tacx Bushido
Tacx Bushido Smart
Tacx Flux 1
Tacx Flux 2
Tacx Flux S
Tacx Genius
Tacx NEO 2 Smart
Tacx NEO 2T Smart
Tacx NEO Bike Smart
Tacx NEO Smart
Tacx Satori Smart
Tacx Vortex Smart
Wahoo Fitness KICKR (Original)
Wahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Wahoo KICKR 2016
Wahoo KICKR 2017
Wahoo KICKR 2018 (Current version)
Wahoo KICKR Bike
Wahoo KICKR SNAP (2017)
Wahoo KICKR SNAP (Original)
Wattbike Atom

Comparison Results:

Function/FeatureElite Direto XKinetic R1Saris H3 (CycleOps Hammer 3)Tacx Flux 2Wahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Copyright DC Rainmaker - Updated March 28th, 2020 @ 12:20 pmNew Window
Price for trainer$899$949$999$899USD/€799$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
ResistanceElite Direto XKinetic R1Saris H3 (CycleOps Hammer 3)Tacx 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 H3 (CycleOps Hammer 3)Tacx Flux 2Wahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Ability to update unit firmwareYesYesYesYesYes
Measures/Estimates Left/Right Power9EUR one-time feeNoNoNoNo
Can rise/lower bike or portion thereofNoNoNoNoWith KICKR CLIMB accessory
Can directionally steer trainer (left/right)With steering accessory & compatible appNoNoNoNo
Can rock side to side (significantly)NoYesNoNoNo
Can simulate road patterns/shaking (i.e. cobblestones)NoEntire trainer rocks/rolls side to sideNoNoNo
AccuracyElite Direto XKinetic R1Saris H3 (CycleOps Hammer 3)Tacx 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 H3 (CycleOps Hammer 3)Tacx 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
Data BroadcastElite Direto XKinetic R1Saris H3 (CycleOps Hammer 3)Tacx Flux 2Wahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
Transmits power via ANT+YesYesYesYesYes
Transmits power via Bluetooth SmartYesYesYesYesYes
Transmits cadence dataYesYes (with Sept 2019 firmware update)
PurchaseElite Direto XKinetic R1Saris H3 (CycleOps Hammer 3)Tacx Flux 2Wahoo Fitness KICKR CORE
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