Wattbike indoor trainer comparison guide

Wattbike Atom Logo

Our most popular smart bike

For the ultimate indoor cycling experience.

Wattbike Atom product image
Best for: virtual training experiences, workouts, climbs, endurance rides
  • Virtual indoor cycling experience that connects to a range of compatible training apps. Race friends in Zwift or ride real routes in Rouvy, the Atom automatically simulates gradients in the virtual worlds.
  • Structured workouts and rides using our free Wattbike Hub training app.
  • Ergo mode allows the smart bike to control the resistance changes for you, allowing you to focus on your training workout or pedalling technique with our unique industry measurement.
  • Replicates your road bike set up with easy multipoint adjustment, dropped handlebars, a race saddle and gear shifters.
  • Quiet riding with a small footprint, great looks and perfect for the home.
Wattbike pro/trainer Logo

The original Wattbike

For when only power and control matters.

Wattbike pro/trainer product image
Best for: interval sessions, peak power testing, rehabilitation programmes
  • Full control of the resistance and power applied to your muscles during your workouts - perfect for high power loads (e.g. High intensity interval training, power testing) or lighter loads (e.g. off-feet conditioning, rehabilitation sessions).
  • Instant resistance changes, controlled by the amount of air reaching the fan.
  • Professional grade power limits with a maximum of 3769W (Wattbike Pro) and 2000W (Wattbike Trainer).
  • Ideal for elite athletes, athletes training for cycling and other sports or multi-user households looking to get fit with a simple set-up.
  • Can be set up and used without a mains power connection.

Wattbike Resistance Explained

When it comes to Wattbikes, there are two ways to train, with electromagnetic resistance or air resistance. The type of resistance you train with should be driven by your fitness goals and type of training experience you’re looking for. Let’s debunk our two resistance types for you.

Detailed Information

Sales and Delivery
Sales and Delivery Wattbike Atom Wattbike Pro/Trainer
RRP (inc VAT) £1,999 £2,499
Delivery options Boxed Boxed
Warranty 2 years home use warranty 2 years home and commercial use warranty
Technology Wattbike Atom Wattbike Pro/Trainer
Smart technology (resistance unit interacts with software) Yes No
Third-party app connectivity ANT+, Bluetooth, FTMS ANT+, Bluetooth, FTMS
Third-party app control Any ANT+FEC Bluetooth FTMS enabled app inc Zwift, Rouvy, TrainerRoad, FulGaz, RGT Not compatible
Wireless firmware updates Yes Yes
Resistance & power
Resistance & power Wattbike Atom Wattbike Pro/Trainer
Resistance type Electromagnetic Air & Magnetic
Resistance functionality Automatic and manual resistance changed using digital shifters Manual resistance (changed using lever or Magnet dial)
Accuracy +/-1% +/-2%
Power range 0–2500w 0–2000w (Trainer), 0-3760w (Pro)
Gears 1–22 1–10 (air), 1–7 (magnetic)
Gradient 0–25% Not compatible
Feature availability
Feature availability Wattbike Atom (via smart device) Wattbike Pro/Trainer (via monitor &/or smart device)
Polar View Yes Yes
Pedalling Effectiveness Score (PES) Yes Yes
Tests, workouts, training plans Yes Yes
Virtual climbing Yes No
Gear mode Yes No
Ergo mode Yes No
Technical specifications
Technical specifications Wattbike Atom Wattbike Pro/Trainer
Power required Mains powered - 12V 7A DC power supply (provided) External power not required
Bike weight 45kg 55kg
Footprint 100cm (l) × 50cm (w) × 150cm (h) 125cm (l) × 66cm (w) × 130cm (h)
Tri-pads Yes No
Micro-handlebar adjustability Vertical and horizontal Yes Yes
Micro-saddle adjustability Vertical and horizontal Yes Yes
Crank length 170mm 170mm
Q factor 160mm 173mm
Calibration Factory set Factory set
Max. rider weight 135kg 150kg
Rider height 5′–6′ 5″ 5′ 1"–6′ 4″ (7’ 1” with extra long stems)
Operating temperature 5-50°C 5-50°C