Equipment Checker

Use the equipment checker to make sure you have everything you need to train with TrainerRoad. Get started by choosing your setup below.

Speed Sensor + Trainer

Automatically turn your speed sensor's data into power readings with VirtualPower®.

Power Meter + Trainer

Get accurate, consistent power readings on the road and on the trainer.

Smart Trainer

Use TrainerRoad to automatically control the resistance of your smart trainer.

Training with VirtualPower®

With just a speed sensor and supported trainer, you can perform power-based indoor workouts and enjoy the benefits of structured training. Learn more about VirtualPower.

Cycling Speed Sensor

Do you have a speed sensor?

By connecting to your speed sensor*, VirtualPower matches your trainer’s unique power curve to the speed of your wheel to give you power data in real time.

Purchase Recommended Speed/Cadence Sensor

* TrainerRoad supports speed, and speed/cadence, sensors using Bluetooth Smart or ANT+ technology.

Indoor Cycling Trainer

Do you have a supported trainer?

VirtualPower supports nearly every trainer on the market. Start by selecting your trainer manufacturer to see if it's supported*.

* Not seeing your trainer listed? There's a good chance you can still train with TrainerRoad. Learn how.

Pairing your Speed Sensor

TrainerRoad uses Bluetooth and ANT+ to connect your training devices. Choose your operating system below to see the minimum system requirements.

Windows

Mac

iOS

Android

Bluetooth Smart on Windows

ANT+ on Windows


Windows Minimum Requirements

CPU
2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
OS
Windows Vista (w/ Service Pack 2), Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
RAM
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

Bluetooth Smart on Mac

  • OSX 10.8 or newer with native Bluetooth Smart support
  • No adapter required. Learn more.

ANT+ on Mac


Mac Minimum Requirements

CPU
Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
OS
Mac OSX v10.6 or newer (10.8 or newer required for Bluetooth Smart devices)
RAM
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

Bluetooth Smart on iOS

  • iOS 8.0 or newer
  • No adapter required.

ANT+ on iOS


iOS Minimum Requirements

OS
Requires version 8.0 or newer
iPhone
iPhone 4s and newer
iPad
iPad 2nd generation and newer
(iPad 2nd generation supports ANT+ only)

Bluetooth Smart on Android

  • Android 5 Lollipop and higher
  • No adapter required.

ANT+ on Android

  • Android 5 Lollipop and higher
  • TrainerRoad for Android supports Bluetooth Smart, ANT+ and ANT+ FEC. Some devices are ANT+ compatible on their own, but may require ANT plugins installed from the Google Play Store before they’re ready to use. Other devices may require an ANT+ adapter. Fortunately, some of these devices work with existing ANT+ adapters from your computer and an additional USB-C or phone-specific USB adapter.
  • Given the various ways TrainerRoad for Android communicates via ANT+, some devices may have stronger signals than others. If you’re having difficulty using a native ANT+ device, you may need an adapter to train normally.

Android Minimum Requirements

Device
Android supports the most popular flagship Android devices
OS
Android 5 Lollipop and higher
Connection
Bluetooth Smart, ANT+ and ANT+ FE-C



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Training with a Power Meter

Get accurate and consistent power readings on the road and on the trainer when you use a power meter* and TrainerRoad.

* TrainerRoad supports power meters using Bluetooth Smart or ANT+ technology.

Cycling Power Meter

Do you have a power meter?

As long as your power meter can communicate with TrainerRoad via Bluetooth Smart or ANT+, you’ll be able to use it for structured power-based workouts. Supported power meters are generally one of three styles:

Crank-based

Hub/wheel-based

Pedal-based

TrainerRoad also supports power meters that work with other devices, such as the Kinetic inRide 2.

Pairing your Power Meter

TrainerRoad uses Bluetooth and ANT+ to connect your training devices. Choose your operating system below to see the minimum system requirements.

Windows

Mac

iOS

Android

Bluetooth Smart on Windows

ANT+ on Windows


Windows Minimum Requirements

CPU
2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
OS
Windows Vista (w/ Service Pack 2), Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
RAM
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

Bluetooth Smart on Mac

  • OSX 10.8 or newer with native Bluetooth Smart support
  • No adapter required. Learn more.

ANT+ on Mac


Mac Minimum Requirements

CPU
Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
OS
Mac OSX v10.6 or newer (10.8 or newer required for Bluetooth Smart devices)
RAM
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

Bluetooth Smart on iOS

  • iOS 8.0 or newer
  • No adapter required.

ANT+ on iOS


iOS Minimum Requirements

OS
Requires version 8.0 or newer
iPhone
iPhone 4s and newer
iPad
iPad 2nd generation and newer
(iPad 2nd generation supports ANT+ only)

Bluetooth Smart on Android

  • Android 5 Lollipop and higher
  • No adapter required.

ANT+ on Android

  • Android 5 Lollipop and higher
  • TrainerRoad for Android supports Bluetooth Smart, ANT+ and ANT+ FEC. Some devices are ANT+ compatible on their own, but may require ANT plugins installed from the Google Play Store before they’re ready to use. Other devices may require an ANT+ adapter. Fortunately, some of these devices work with existing ANT+ adapters from your computer and an additional USB-C or phone-specific USB adapter.
  • Given the various ways TrainerRoad for Android communicates via ANT+, some devices may have stronger signals than others. If you’re having difficulty using a native ANT+ device, you may need an adapter to train normally.

Android Minimum Requirements

Device
Android supports the most popular flagship Android devices
OS
Android 5 Lollipop and higher
Connection
Bluetooth Smart, ANT+ and ANT+ FE-C



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Supported Smart Trainers with ERG Mode

These supported smart trainers have ERG Mode — also known as automatic resistance control. Learn more about Smart Trainers.

* TrainerRoad supports smart trainers using Bluetooth Smart, ANT+ or ANT FE-C technology.

 
Windows
Mac
iOS
Android
Wahoo KICKR
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wahoo KICKR SNAP
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Kinetic Road Machine Smart Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Kinetic Rock and Roll Smart Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Kinetic Smart Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bkool Pro
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bkool Classic
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Elite Drivo
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Elite Qubo Digital Interactive
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Elite Qubo Digital Smart B+
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Elite Rampa
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Elite Real E-Motion B+
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Elite Real Turbo Muin B+
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Elite RealAxiom B+
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Elite RealTour B+
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Elite Real E-motion B+ Rollers
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Tacx Bushido Smart (Model # T2780)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Tacx Bushido Smart TDF Model #T2300)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Tacx Flow Smart (Model # T2240)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Tacx Flux
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Tacx Vortex Smart (Model # T2180)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Tacx Vortex Smart TDF (Model # T2380)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Tacx Neo (Model # T2800)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Tacx Genius Smart (Model # T2080)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Tacx Genius Multiplayer Smart (Model #2010)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Tacx IRONMAN Smart (Model # T2060)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InsideRide E-Motion Wireless Rollers
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CycleOps Hammer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CycleOps PowerBeam Pro (Bluetooth 4.0)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CycleOps PowerBeam Pro (ANT)
Yes
CycleOps PowerSync (Bluetooth 4.0)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CycleOps PowerSync (ANT)
Yes
CompuTrainer
Yes
Yes

Supported Smart Trainers without ERG Mode

These supported smart trainers do not have ERG Mode — also known as automatic resistance control — but you can connect them to TrainerRoad to get your power data.

* TrainerRoad supports these smart trainers using Bluetooth Smart or ANT+.

 
Windows
Mac
iOS
Android
Kinetic inRide (Smart)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Elite Kura
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Tacx Satori Smart
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Misuro B+
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wattbike
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
STAC Zero Powermeter
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Pairing your Smart Trainer

TrainerRoad uses Bluetooth and ANT+ to connect your training devices. Choose your operating system below to see the minimum system requirements.

Windows

Mac

iOS

Android

Bluetooth Smart on Windows

ANT+ on Windows


Windows Minimum Requirements

CPU
2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
OS
Windows Vista (w/ Service Pack 2), Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
RAM
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

Bluetooth Smart on Mac

  • OSX 10.8 or newer with native Bluetooth Smart support
  • No adapter required. Learn more.

ANT+ on Mac


Mac Minimum Requirements

CPU
Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
OS
Mac OSX v10.6 or newer (10.8 or newer required for Bluetooth Smart devices)
RAM
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

Bluetooth Smart on iOS

  • iOS 8.0 or newer
  • No adapter required.

ANT+ on iOS


iOS Minimum Requirements

OS
Requires version 8.0 or newer
iPhone
iPhone 4s and newer
iPad
iPad 2nd generation and newer
(iPad 2nd generation supports ANT+ only)

Bluetooth Smart on Android

  • Android 5 Lollipop and higher
  • No adapter required.

ANT+ on Android

  • Android 5 Lollipop and higher
  • TrainerRoad for Android supports Bluetooth Smart, ANT+ and ANT+ FEC. Some devices are ANT+ compatible on their own, but may require ANT plugins installed from the Google Play Store before they’re ready to use. Other devices may require an ANT+ adapter. Fortunately, some of these devices work with existing ANT+ adapters from your computer and an additional USB-C or phone-specific USB adapter.
  • Given the various ways TrainerRoad for Android communicates via ANT+, some devices may have stronger signals than others. If you’re having difficulty using a native ANT+ device, you may need an adapter to train normally.

Android Minimum Requirements

Device
Android supports the most popular flagship Android devices
OS
Android 5 Lollipop and higher
Connection
Bluetooth Smart, ANT+ and ANT+ FE-C



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Highly effective and easy-to-use power-based training software. Perhaps the best US$12 you can spend on getting faster.
TrainerRoad
Date published: 11/17/2014
5 / 5 stars