Below is a list of Tech that myself and my team of volunteers have reviewed. I’ll provide all of the important metrics so you can see the difference between each one. This will be a work in progress over the next year. To get to a section quicker, follow the category links below.
Mid Range Trainers
Here is a handy dandy comparison chart of all the equipment I have reviewed and key features. I will not be reviewing trainers that don’t have Fitness Equipment Control (FE-C) software installed. I am only looking at the stats, my ratings, and any new information I find.
Any purchase you make with my purchase link helps support the site. I buy these trainers with my own money then resell them at a loss. So far, the blog is pretty far in the RED!
|Wahoo KICKR Snap||CycleOps Magnus||TACX Bushido||Elite Rampa||BKool Pro|
|Purchase Link||Wahoo Link||Amazon Link||Athleteshop.uk|
|Our Rating||4.7 out of 5||4.2 out of 5||4.5 out of 5||Review In May||???(short funds)|
|Climbing 39x27 @65rpm||340W||200W||100W||Testing||???(short funds)|
|Accuracy||+/- 5%||+/- 5%||+/- 10%||+/- 5%||+/- 5%|
|Noise Level dB @ mph||61 @20mph|
Here is a list of the “Budget” Smart Trainers that I have reviewed. Provided are links to those Reviews and purchase links where you can find the best deals.
|TACX Vortex Smart||Elite Qubo Digital Smart B+||TACX Flow Smart|
|Review Link||Review||Review||???(short funds)|
|Our Rating||3.5 out of 5||3.2 out of 5||???(short funds)|
|Climbing 39x27 @65rpm||100W||115W||???(short funds)|
|Accuracy||+/- 10%||+/- 10%||+/- 10%|
|Noise Level dB @ mph||65 @20mph|
We are currently reviewing the Forerunner 230 and 235 at the moment. The Forerunner 630 will be next followed by the Fenix 5. We are still contemplating which watch can compete with the Garmin series. What do you think? The Apple Series 2 maybe? Or the Moto 360?
|Forerunner 230/235||Forerunner 630||Forerunner 935||Fenix 5S|
|Purchase Link||Purchase 230 |
|Review Link||230 Review |
|Our Rating||(230) 3.5 out of 5|
(235) 3.7 out of 5
|Price||$185 (230) - $327 (235)||$350||$599|
|Battery Life||14 - 23 Days (230)|
7 - 11 Days (235)
|Display||215 x 180 Pixels|
|Memory||200 Hours of Activities||?||?|
|Tracking||GPS + GLONASS||GPS + GLONASS||GPS + GLONASS|
|Wrist HR Reading||No(230)/Yes(235)||Yes||Yes|
|Water Rating||50 Meters|
|Battery Life||5/4.0(235)||Testing||???(short funds)||Planned|
|Additional Tracking Features (Steps, Sleep, etc)||4.25||Testing||???(short funds)||Planned|
|App Integration||4.25||Testing||???(short funds)||Planned|
|HR Tracking||4.5(235)||Testing||???(short funds)||Planned|
|Total||(230) 3.4 out of 5. |
(235) 3.7 out of 5.
Coming soon! Garmin VivoSmart HR, Garmin VivoMove, Polar A360, FitBit HR 2, and FitBit Alta.
Bear with us as we figure out what categories are important and which ones should go away.
|Polar A360||Garmin VivoSmart HR||FitBit Charge 2||FitBit Alta HR||Garmin VivoMove|
|Review Link||Review Link||Review Link||Testing||Testing||Testing|
|Our Rating||3.9 out of 5||In Review||Testing||Testing||Testing|
|Battery Life||10 to 14 days||5 Days||Testing||Testing||Testing|
|Display||80 x 160 pixels RGB||68 x 168 pixel OLED||1.5 inch OLED||OLED||Classic Watch Face|
|Wrist HR Reading||Activity Only||-Random while awake |
-1 second during activity
-Broadcast ANT+ HR Signal
|Water Rating||30 Meters||50 Meters||Zero||Zero||50 Meters|
|Touchscreen||Yes, swipe and tap||Yes,swipe and tap||Yes, tap only||Yes, tap only||None|
|Battery Life||4.5||3.0||Testing||Testing||Finishing Review|
|Step Accuracy||4.25||4.5||Testing||Testing||Finishing Review|
|HR Accuracy||4.0||4.0||Testing||Testing||Finishing Review|
|Touch Screen||4.0||4.25||Testing||Testing||Finishing Review|
|Sleep Tracking||3.0||2.0||Testing||Testing||Finishing Review|
|App Integration||3.5||4.25||Testing||Testing||Finishing Review|
|Total||3.9 out of 5||3.7 out of 5||Testing||Testing||Finishing Review|