Latest Wattbike News

Pro Cyclist Ian Richards Shares His Top Training Session

Posted Apr 20, 2015 at 10:40 PM

Today on the blog we welcome Ian Richards, a pro cyclist currently riding for Baby Dump continental team. He’s even provided a short training session to help you get ready for the upcoming season. Having spent just under a month back home in Australia in December, I headed back for my fifth year in the Netherlands and my first year as a pro, exciting! Of course the biggest change for me is no longer culturally, but the drastic variation in temperature.… continue reading

How Does Your Pedalling Technique Compare to Wattbike Ambassador Joanna Rowsell?

Posted Apr 16, 2015 at 12:03 AM

Pedalling technique is a vital element of cycling. It can affect how your bike handles, your power output, your risk of injury and ultimately your speed. So, when was the last time you really thought about how you pedal? Pedalling technique is difficult to gauge as you can’t see what you’re doing. Most cyclists simply think the cranks are fixed so your feet just go round right? Wrong. The Wattbike Polar View shows exactly how you’re… continue reading

Porsche Human Performance use Wattbike to Build Race Fitness

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 11:56 PM

Our friends at Porsche Human Performance know that racing drivers constantly push themselves to the limit, that’s why both physical and mental fitness are a key part of the game. In this video, Mark Webber is joined by drivers from all disciplines to explain the importance of fitness and how they’re getting race fit for 2015. As cardio is a key aspect of race fitness, you may spot the Wattbike being featured in the Porsche Human Performance… continue reading

Connecting to Wattbike powerapp using Bluetooth Technology

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 11:39 PM

The Wattbike powerapp for iOS and Android currently connects to the Wattbike monitor via ANT+, which is integrated into a wide range of Android smartphones and is available on iOS by using a dongle. However, due to the limitations of ANT you will not be able to receive the all the features of the Wattbike powerapp, most noteably the Polar View. If you want to view Polar View data on your app and then save it to the powerhub, or if you have a smartphone… continue reading

Victorian Institute of Sport

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 06:08 AM

H.Brennan PhD Sports Science / S&C Coordinator We have been using Wattbike’s for the last 4years for the preparation of our Olympic athletes. Athletes from Rowing, Cycling, Triathlon, Hockey, Netball, Waterpolo, T&F and Gymnastics have all benefitted from using the bikes. The bikes are easy to set up, and easy to use which is just what the athletes want, while also offering a more in-depth analysis for the sports science staff and coaches.… continue reading

Sydney Swans - Put the Pedal to the Metal

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 05:59 AM

At the Sydney Swans we use stationary cycling sessions as our main form of off-legs cardiovascular fitness. When the time came to replace our ageing spin bikes, we completed a comprehensive evaluation of stationary bikes available on the market, and also listened to player preferences. Wattbike came out on top every time in terms of bike-setup and bike-feel, but most importantly in the data that the bikes provide. This aspect greatly assists with… continue reading

Wattbike becomes the ‘must have’ machine for New Zealand’s Rugby Stars

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 05:50 AM

Wattbikes have been making a big impact in top flight rugby in New Zealand during 2014, and the trend is set to continue in 2015. New Zealand has just five top line rugby teams who participate in the Super 15 Rugby series, but four of those now train and test regularly on the Wattbike. Around 30 are now in full time use as either purchased machines, private or commercial hires. It was the ultra-successful Waikato Chiefs - based near Hamilton on New… continue reading

Gold Coast Suns Football Club

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 05:45 AM

Australia’s Gold Coast Suns have recently added the Wattbike into their upcoming 2015 AFL season ensuring all forms of fitness conditioning and player monitoring will now be facilitated and assessed with the Wattbike. The Clubs Strength and Conditioning coaches are very much looking forward to maximising the benefits resulting from the Wattbikes implementation and hope to improve on their ladder positioning of 2014 and plan on playing finals… continue reading

Cricket Australia - High Performance Centre, Brisbane

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 05:38 AM

This Centre addresses the technical infrastructure of high performance programs across the country to enable a consistent approach to tracking talented cricketers from the backyard to baggygreen. This involves the implementation of standardized fitness assessments, medical and physiotherapy screening protocols on a routine basis. National working groups, with representatives from state associations in physiotherapy, fitness and medicine meet annually… continue reading

An exclusive first look at Wattbike powerapp and powerhub

Posted Apr 13, 2015 at 11:44 PM

Wattbike Australia are pleased to announce that the powerapp is available to download from Google Play and Apple's App Store**. What is the PowerApp? A Wattbike App which allows users to view workouts on mobile devices and save that data to our powerhub cloud storage system. The powerhub cloud storage system is a revolutionary digital platform which allows users to log and provide extensive analysis of data from training sessions in order to track… continue reading