The Best Smart Trainer to Use with TrainerRoad

TrainerRoad works seamlessly with the Wattbike Atom smart bike - the personalised, AI-powered cycling training app designed for you and your goals.
use TrainerRoad with the best compatible smart trainer

How Can I Use TrainerRoad with my Smart Bike?

The Wattbike Atom smart bike is compatible with TrainerRoad through ERG mode. This mode will set your trainer's resistance for you rather than leaving that responsibility on your shoulders. Connect using Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity on your training devices. See science-based planning, training and analysis tools to increase your performance.


Equipment needed: Bluetooth smart device or ANT+ dongle.

Why TrainerRoad?

TrainerRoad offers 100+ discipline-specific training plans to help you improve your cycling performance. Discover personalised, flexible training options with a dedicated app, with adaptive training, and FTP detection. Enjoy goal-driven workouts that match your fitness and availability, all in one easy-to-access place. Feel the real road indoors with ERG mode - excellent for making your workouts enjoyable.

using TrainerRoad with your Wattbike smart bike is seamless
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Why Use TrainerRoad with the Wattbike Atom?

The Wattbike Atom’s unparalleled performance combines to give you more than just another exercise bike, ideal for use with TrainerRoad, and other smart bike compatible cycling apps. We've worked carefully to give you the best ride experience possible.
Never lose a watt
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Within a ±1% range, the Wattbike Atom delivers a new level of data accuracy to make it the best smart trainer for TrainerRoad.
Automatic resistance
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With built-in electromagnetic resistance, the Wattbike Atom automatically adjusts to elevations on your indoor training app course. Or switch to ERG mode and the smart resistance unit is adjusted to correspond with the power output required for each interval.
Built-in shifters
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You can instantly change between 22 gears at the push of a button.
Real Ride Feel technology
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This brings the outside inside for a genuine cycling experience.

Using TrainerRoad on a Smart Bike vs Turbo Trainer

When looking for the best trainer to use with TrainerRoad, not just any bike trainer will do - you'll need to get the most out of your training plans and sessions. If you’re currently using a turbo trainer, see why upgrading to a Wattbike smart bike can help you further your training.

Feature comparison

Wattbike Atom Smart trainer

Turbo trainer

Set upPlug & Play.Requires a road bike, 5-10 mins to attach.
ConnectivityBluetooth, ANT+, and FE-C.Bluetooth, ANT+ (model dependant).
Data accuracy±1% accuracy across the full power range of 0-2500w.±1-2% accuracy across a power range between 0-2500w (model dependant).
Metrics measuredPower, speed and cadence.Power, speed and cadence (model dependant).
Additional metrics measuredConnect to the Wattbike Hub to capture 40+ additional metrics on your TrainerRoad session.None.
Resistance typeAutomatic magnetic resistance with Real Ride Feel technology.Varies between magnetic and direct drive. Resistance needs to be applied manually.
ERG modeYes.No.
Gear shiftersUsing the Wattbike Hub - Choose from 5 different groupsets: compact, semi-compact, climbing, 11 speed or 22 speed.Campagnolo/Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11 speed (model dependant).
3rd-party app compatibilityYes.Yes. Limited functionality.
Bike requiredNo.Yes.

Harness the Wattbike Hub Alongside TrainerRoad

At Wattbike, we have created unparalleled insight to your racing with our Wattbike Hub. Review your races and training sessions data in the Hub to gain a host of additional insights - Polar View, Pedal Effectiveness Score, and more! See precise race performance with graphs of your TrainerRoad session data. Compare previous rides and monitor speed by logging race sections. With all this available for your indoor cycling, the Atom is one of the best compatible bike trainers.


Get started: Wattbike data guide for beginners

capture cycling data with the Wattbike Hub and the TrainerRoad app
get accurate power measurement with TrainerRoad and Wattbike

Effortless Compatibility Between TrainerRoad & Wattbike

Get started using your smart bike with TrainerRoad: select your structured training plan, and get pedalling! Using a smart bike with the app keeps you in line with your power targets and lets you focus on what matters most. Choose from road, mountain biking, triathlon, or cyclocross and start the wheels spinning towards your goals. The Wattbike Atom's power measurement is more reliable than any other spin bike or smart trainer.

 

Recommended equipment: Wattbike heart rate strap.

Upgrading to the Wattbike Smart Bike

Improving your cycling performance is easier than ever thanks to Wattbike cycling data. You’ll find tailored insights to your training every time you ride. We will send you free trials for TrainerRoad, Zwift, TrainingPeaks and Fulgaz when you purchase a Wattbike Atom.