The ultimate indoor training experience.
The newest version KICKR Smart Trainer delivers the most realistic ride feel and precise power with the addition of KICKR AXIS action feet and improved power accuracy of +/- 1%. The KICKR continues to provide the best in class indoor smart trainer design with carbon steel body for durability and stability, to hold up to the demands of all types of cyclists. Its unmatched compatibility expands to include three simultaneously Bluetooth connections for a trouble-free start to your workout. Get the immersive, game-changing indoor riding experience when you pair with our KICKR CLIMB Indoor Grade Simulator and Bluetooth & ANT+ controlled KICKR HEADWIND Smart Fan. The new KICKR AXIS feet enhance the ride feel of the KICKR Smart Trainer by mimicking the side-to-side movement experienced riding outdoors. These feet allow up to 5 degrees of movement and so the KICKR can respond more naturally to the rider tempo and body position changes. The KICKR includes a set of KICKR AXIS feet with three stiffness options to truly tune your ride to your unique riding style. The belt motor drivetrain on the KICKR was designed specifically to provide a smooth and virtually silent riding experience.
CORE Body Sensor Details
The innovative sensor technology is built into a compact waterproof device that can be comfortably worn during sports activities, at work, or all day long.
- Compact: 50 mm x 40 mm x 8.35 mm and weighs 12 grams
- Provides medical-grade accuracy according to ISO_80601-2-56, Mean Absolute Deviation of 0.21 °C
- Non-invasive (used on the chest)
- Not impacted by environment thermal influences
- Battery life: 6 days continuous transmission time (up to 6 weeks with sleep mode)
- Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery (via USB cable supplied)
- Waterproof up to 1.5m (refer to IPX7)
- Bluetooth BLE & ANT+ Connectivity
- APP support: iOS, Android, WatchOS, Wear OS, and Garmin ConnectIQ.
- USB charging cable
- Adhesive patches
- Strap securing clips
- Android/iOS App for data downloading
CORE has accompanying Smart Phone Apps available for iOS and Android.
Apps for selected Smartwatches including Garmin, AppleWatch, some wearOS watches.
CORE connects to Garmin devices with the CORE ConnectIQ App.
Wahoo devices can also be connected to CORE.
CORE also connects with COROS watches.
It is also compatible with selected popular third-party software and integration with more devices and software is continuing.
VIDEO: Introducing CORE Body Temperature Monitoring
Avoiding Heat Stress and Temperature Awareness
It is worthwhile beginning by using the CORE sensor during training and getting familiar with your temperature behavior and collecting your data. Each person is individual, knowing how your own body behaves and gaining an awareness is an invaluable first step from which you can then applying new training and cooling approaches.
Heat Training, Adaptation and Acclimation
It is suggested to first gain some awareness before then doing a Heat Ramp Test. This test allows you to determine your individual temperature range that is most effective for your heat training. It takes out the guessing and also ensures you are not wasting time and energy training too hold or too cold.
Heat Training is a fundamental building block for improving your performance when you get hot during sports. Usually it includes an initial intensive phase (Heat Block training) and then integration into the training plan to maintain your conditioning. The result of heat training is that you have more power available and can sustain power output longer.
Live data from the CORE sensor and historical data is an ongoing a reference to confirm that you spending enough time training in the right temperature ranges to gain the performance benefits. Learn more about heat training >
Active Cooling and Race Strategy
When race-day finally arrives, body temperature has a role to play regardless of hot or cold weather conditions. Sustained physical activity results in rising core body temperature and the aim is to keep as cool as possible so your body can divert more energy to generating power than to trying to keep cool.
During training cooling approaches can be tested to identify which which ones and which combinations work most effectively. Active cooling includes hydration, sport wear selection, cooling with water, enhancing wind flow and sweating but also race strategy.
For example a hilly course will usually mean the core temperature rises on the hills and fall on the descents. Using known (or expected) course profile information and weather conditions a race strategy can include pre-cooling and then specific cooling approaches such as check-points for hydration and, for example, to pour water over the head and body to foster cooling.