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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:

BKOOL Trainer
CycleOps Hammer
CycleOps Magnus/M2
CycleOps PowerBeam Pro
CycleOps PowerSync
Elite Direto (2018)
Elite Drivo
Elite Drivo II
Elite Kura
Elite Qubo Digital Smart B+
Elite Rampa
Elite Real Turbo Muin B+
Elite Zumo
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
STAC Halcyon
STAC Zero Power Meter Trainer
Tacx Bushido
Tacx Bushido Smart
Tacx Flux 1
Tacx Flux 2
Tacx Flux S
Tacx Genius
Tacx NEO 2 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
Wahoo KICKR SNAP (2017)
Wahoo KICKR SNAP (Original)

Comparison Results:

Function/FeatureElite Direto (2018)Elite DrivoTacx Flux 1
Copyright DC Rainmaker - Updated November 1st, 2018 @ 10:52 amNew Window
Price for trainer$849 ($799 for 2017 models)$1,199$799USD/€799
Attachment 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 requiredYes (no control w/o)YesYes
Flywheel weight4.2KG/9.2LBS13.2lbs/6kg6.7kg (simulated 25kg)
ResistanceElite Direto (2018)Elite DrivoTacx Flux 1
Can electronically control resistance (i.e. 200w)YesYesYes
Includes motor to drive speed (simulate downhill)NoNoNo
Maximum wattage capability1,400w @ 40KPH / 2,200w @ 60KPH2,296w @ 40KPH / 3,600w @ 60KPH1,500w @ 40KPH
Maximum simulated hill incline14%24%10%
FeaturesElite Direto (2018)Elite DrivoTacx Flux 1
Ability to update unit firmwareYesYesYes
Measures/Estimates Left/Right Power9EUR one-time feePaid option (9EUR)No
Can rise/lower bike or portion thereofNoNoNo
Can directionally steer trainer (left/right)NoNoNo
Can rock side to side (significantly)NoNoNo
Can simulate road patterns/shaking (i.e. cobblestones)NoNoNo
AccuracyElite Direto (2018)Elite DrivoTacx Flux 1
Includes temperature compensationN/AN/AYes
Support rolldown procedure (for wheel based)YesN/AYes
Supported accuracy level+/- 2% (Sept 2018 models, +/- 2.5% for earlier models)+/- 1%+/-3%
Trainer ControlElite Direto (2018)Elite DrivoTacx Flux 1
Allows 3rd party trainer controlYesYesYes
Supports ANT+ FE-C (Trainer Control Standard)YesYesYes
Supports Bluetooth Smart control for 3rd partiesYesYesYes
Data BroadcastElite Direto (2018)Elite DrivoTacx Flux 1
Can re-broadcast power data as open ANT+YesYesYes
Can re-broadcast data as open Bluetooth SmartYesYesYes
PurchaseElite Direto (2018)Elite DrivoTacx Flux 1
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Clever Training EuropeLinkLinkLink
DCRainmakerElite Direto (2018)Elite DrivoTacx Flux 1
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