Hey all, I got a brand new Kinetic R1 trainer, and am new to using a smart trainer. I have done 2 rides and am having some issues. Not much in the way of support out there for this trainer (I have a call into Kinetic) and not many users yet, but wanted to see if anyone has any ideas on how to help issues I am experiencing.
There seems to be significant lag time any time the workout has significant changes in power. For example, going from a rest period to a sweet spot interval, the power increases, but can take several minutes to get to the actual sweet spot zone prescribed. I have tried it with Powermatch on and off, doesn’t make much difference. I have found that if I coast for 2-3 seconds to give the trainer time to “power up,” I can get to the prescribed wattage zone quicker.
All seems well for a couple minutes, and then power starts to fade, up to 10% or more lower than the prescribed workout wattage target. Again, I have found that if I coast a couple seconds, it will catch back up. But should I have to do this? I was doing 20 minute sweet spot efforts this morning, and the longer I got into the interval, the more often I would have to coast to assist the trainer in getting to the power target. Near the end, it was almost every minute. I suspect it may have something to do with heat buildup…
Suspect heat because the longer I did a sweetspot interval, the more noise this thing made. It certainly was not quiet.
The Kinetic app seems like a joke, I cannot get it to work with the trainer in any manner, other than connecting to it.
The only good news so far, the rocking motion is nice. If anyone has any suggestions for me, please let me know. Being a new smart trainer user, their could be some user error involved, but something seems wrong.