As summer soon will head to fall it means that riding on the trainer won’t be far behind. There are many cycle computers systems that pair with smartphones for riding on the road but now cycle trainer maker Kinetic (we like the name as much as we like their trainers) is set to roll out the Bluetooth Smart system that can be used with its fluid trainers.
The Kinetic inRide Watt Meter consists of a heart rate monitor, power sensor that connects to the rear of the trainer and an app for the iPhone 4S and new iPad. This system can measure speed and cadence while the user does the spin thing. The accompanying app can track power including current, average and max; heart rate, including current, average and max; speed; cadence, distance; and calories burned.
It utilizes Bluetooth to eliminate the need for cross-talk and should make pairing of devices a snap. It will be available in September – in time for the long “ride” to spring.