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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 (SB20)
Tacx Bushido
Tacx Bushido Smart
Tacx Flow 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 V1

Comparison Results:

Function/FeatureFisher-Price Smart CycleStages Bike (SB20)Tacx NEO Bike SmartWahoo KICKR BikeWattbike Atom V1
Copyright DC Rainmaker - Updated July 3rd, 2020 @ 8:21 amNew Window
Price for trainer$89$2899$3,199$3,499$2,599
Trainer TypeIndoor BikeIndoor BikeIndoor BikeIndoor BikeIndoor Bike
Available today (for sale)YesYesYesYesYes
Availability regionsMostly USGlobalGlobalLimited InitiallyUK/South Africa/Australia/Scandinavia/USA
Wired or Wireless data transmission/controlWirelessWirelessWirelessWirelessWireless
Power cord requiredNo (coin cell battery)YesNoYesYes
Flywheel weightRoughly 2.2LBS/1KG50lbsSimulated/Virtual 125KG13bs/5.9kgs9.28KG/20.4lbs
ResistanceFisher-Price Smart CycleStages Bike (SB20)Tacx NEO Bike SmartWahoo KICKR BikeWattbike Atom V1
Can electronically control resistance (i.e. 200w)NoYesYesYesYes
Includes motor to drive speed (simulate downhill)Not exactlyNo (but kinda)YesYesNo
Maximum wattage capabilityN/A3,000w2,200w @ 40KPH2,200w @ 40KPH2,000w
Maximum simulated hill inclineAll the hills25%20% (and -15% downhill)25%
FeaturesFisher-Price Smart CycleStages Bike (SB20)Tacx NEO Bike SmartWahoo KICKR BikeWattbike Atom V1
Ability to update unit firmwareMaybeYesYesYesYes
Measures/Estimates Left/Right PowerNoYes (actually measured independently)YesNoYes
Can rise/lower bike or portion thereofYes (seatpost)NoNoYesNo
Can directionally steer trainer (left/right)Yes (with compatible apps)Yes (with compatible apps)YES (WITH COMPATIBLE APPS)Yes (with compatible apps)No
Can rock side to side (significantly)With enough forceNoNoNoNo
Can simulate road patterns/shaking (i.e. cobblestones)If someone else shakes itNoYesNoNo
AccuracyFisher-Price Smart CycleStages Bike (SB20)Tacx NEO Bike SmartWahoo KICKR BikeWattbike Atom V1
Includes temperature compensationN/AYesN/AYesYes
Support rolldown procedure (for wheel based)N/ACross-references power meter dataN/AN/ANo
Supported accuracy levelYes+/- 1.5%+/- 1%+/- 1%+/- 2%
Trainer ControlFisher-Price Smart CycleStages Bike (SB20)Tacx NEO Bike SmartWahoo KICKR BikeWattbike Atom V1
Allows 3rd party trainer controlYes (with accessories)YesYesYesYes
Supports ANT+ FE-C (Trainer Control Standard)NoYesYesYesYes
Supports Bluetooth Smart FTMS (Trainer Control Standard)NoYEsYesYesYes
Data BroadcastFisher-Price Smart CycleStages Bike (SB20)Tacx NEO Bike SmartWahoo KICKR BikeWattbike Atom V1
Transmits power via ANT+NoYEsYesNoYes
Transmits power via Bluetooth SmartNoYEsYesNoYes
Transmits cadence dataSortaYesYesYesYes
Indoor Bike FeaturesFisher-Price Smart CycleStages Bike (SB20)Tacx NEO Bike SmartWahoo KICKR BikeWattbike Atom V1
Brake levers or buttonsYesYesBrake LeversYesNo
Shifting typeBouncy optionButtonsButton BasedNormal bike leversButtons
Can customize shifting (Shimano/SRAM/Campagnolo)NoYes (not yet SRAM)In future updateYes (Shimano/SRAM/Campagnolo)No
Can customize gearingCan change to dinosaur avatar, beep hornYesYesYes (both cassette and chainrings)Mininimal
Supported Crank Lengths90mm165/170/172.5/175mm170/172.5/175mm165/167.5/170/172.5/175mm170mm
DisplayConnection status light onlyNoYesSmall display near top-tubeNo
USB PortsNoneTwo Ports (Fast Charging)2 USB Ports (2AMP)1 USB portNo
PurchaseFisher-Price Smart CycleStages Bike (SB20)Tacx NEO Bike SmartWahoo KICKR BikeWattbike Atom V1
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