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Wahoo Fitness introduces the Kickr Snap turbo trainer

Jordan Gibbons
1 Jul 2015

New Kickr Snap offers similar features to the Kickr but at a lower price point.

One of the great questions that marketing companies seem to ask on an annual basis is ‘How early can we start advertising Christmas?’ Christmas comes around every year and, unlike Easter, is always at the same time, so it comes with an element of sadness when you see mince pies for sale in early October. Equally it can seem a little depressing to hear in June that Wahoo have launched a new turbo trainer, the Kickr Snap*.

Just as Christmas comes around at the same time, so does winter and as cyclists we have to capitulate that when things get grim outside it’s time to head back inside. Wahoo realised this a long time ago so they set out to make the process much more fun by introducing much greater connectivity than previously offered.

The Kickr Snap has both ANT+ and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity so it can connect to Apple, Android and Windows platforms to capture all the essential data. The Kickr Snap is also compatible with Wahoo’s other accessories such as the Tickr X to record heart rate and cadence.

Wahoo Kickr Snap Zwift

The most exciting part though is the ability to connect the Kickr Snap to third party apps such as Zwift and TrainerRoad. These apps, along with the Wahoo Fitness app, allos you to ride a virtual course with friends (for fun or for competition) as well as perform structured, power based training.

Cyclist had a go on the Kickr Snap running in combination with Zwift recently and it was both smooth and stable. Pretty much everything you want from a turbo trainer.

The Wahoo Kickr Snap will be available in August 2015 and priced at £649.

Contact: Wahoo Fitness

*Of course right now it’s winter in Australia so perhaps the news of the imminent cold isn’t quite as upsetting as it is here. 

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