|Feature||Wattbike Atom Smart Trainer||Turbo trainer|
|Set up||Plug & Play||Requires a road bike, 5-10 mins to attach|
|Connectivity||Wifi, Bluetooth, 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 measured||Power, speed and cadence||Power, speed and cadence (model dependant)|
|Additional metrics measured||Connect to the Wattbike Hub to capture 40+ additional metrics on your 3rd party session||None|
|Resistance type||Automatic magnetic resistance with Real Ride Feel technology||Various resistant mechanics for turbos with smart, magnetic and direct drive being the most common. Resistance usually needs to be applied manually|
|Gear shifters||Using 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 compatibility||Yes||Yes (Limited functionality)|
You need to bring your road bike in, connect it up, and then begin your indoor session. Here are some of the restrictions of a turbo trainer, which may make you consider upgrading:
A turbo trainer will leave your road or mountain bike out-of-action - you need to connect and disconnect it between off and on-road cycling. Changing your bike over, resetting the gears, and keeping it clean for indoor use can discourage you from training.
Turbo trainers restrict you when it comes to adaptability. You need to swap out the bike for each person who wants to train indoors. Smart bikes can adjust for multiple users - with just four simple adjustments can easily change the pedals, handlebar, and saddle position for everyone in the house.
Another reason to upgrade is the potential to damage your bike while using the turbo trainer. Connecting the tyre and chain to the turbo trainer could cause you to unintentionally damage your bike, making it unfit for riding out on the road.
Turbo trainers also have a habit of being noisy, meaning you’ll have to time your session when the noise won’t be an issue for others.
Forget the hassle of connecting your road bike for an indoor session, and upgrade to a smart bike. Start your workout and get pedalling in no time!
Within a ±1% range, the Wattbike Atom delivers a new level of data accuracy to make it ideal for improving your fitness through indoor training.
With built-in electromagnetic resistance, the Atom automatically adjusts to elevations on your indoor training app course. Or switch to ergo mode and the smart resistance unit is adjusted to correspond with the power output required for each interval.
Personalise your ride experience through a range of preset groupsets and shifter configurationsto offer enhanced realism.
Replicate the feeling of riding your outdoor bike, indoors with real ride feel technology built into the mechanical drive.
Commit to your training without waking up the neighbours. Using precision magnetic resistance, Atom stays quiet, so you can train on your smart bike at any time.
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