Kurt Kinetics is finally getting into the Smart Bike Trainers market with a new smart controller unit. The trainers essentially is the same Kurt Kinetics you are used to but only with a new Smart Control Cycling unit.
The smart cycling unit is available for $549 or you can get the Rock & Roll trainer with the smart control unit for $849 or the Road Machine for $649. If you already own a Kinetic Rock and Roll or Road Machine trainer, then the Smart Unit is a cheap option to upgrade your existing setup. It’s made to easily be installed in few minutes.
The Smart Cycling Unit is Bluetooth compatible but not Bluetooth Smart compatible. It will run with Zwift, Trainer Road and some limited number of apps but will not pair with some devices such as Garmin Edge bike computer or Garmin Forerunner. Not sure why Kinetic did this especially in market where other top line trainers are making their trainer compatible with Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ FE-C
Kurt is including a free 6-months with the purchase of any smart trainer or smart trainer unit. It is $10 per month after the trial period or $60 per year. The Kinetic Fit app includes 200 personalized workouts and 24 power-training plans and can be integrated with Sufferfest videos.