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Kinetic Smart Control

The Kinetic Smart Control is a power unit that connects directly to your Kinetic Rock and Roll or Road machine trainer.  The unit can connect to TrainerRoad via Bluetooth Smart. TrainerRoad can automatically control the Smart Control's resistance in accordance with the workout's profile. 

Pairing your Smart Control to your iOS Device

1. Open the TrainerRoad app and go to the Devices screen.

Make sure your phone's Bluetooth is enabled and your Smart Control is plugged in and awake. Currently, the Smart Control can only be paired properly to iOS via Bluetooth 4.0. ANT+ support is not available for the Smart Control.

 

2. Tap the Smart Control option to initiate the pairing process.

Once paired, the grey square on the right will turn green.

 

3. Tap the Smart Control once more to open the Device Settings screen.

From here, you can perform a spindown calibration, rename the device, select the mode, and specify PowerMatch options.

 

4. Perform a Spindown Calibration. Tap "Calibration" in the Device Settings screen.

5. You're now ready to ride!

Pairing your Smart Control to your Desktop 

1. Open the TrainerRoad app, and go to the Devices tab.

Make sure your desktop's Bluetooth is enabled and your Smart Control is plugged in and awake. Currently, the Smart Control can only be paired via Bluetooth 4.0. ANT+ support is not available for the Smart Control.

2. Click on the Smart Control option.

Make sure that your Smart Control is plugged into a power outlet. In order for TrainerRoad to read the Smart Control, you may need to get on the bike and begin pedaling to wake the Smart Control up.

3. Tap the Smart Control once more to open the Device Settings screen.

From here, you can perform a spindown calibration, rename the device, select the mode, and specify PowerMatch options.

 

4. Click the Spindown button, and follow the instructions to perform a spindown calibration.

This will ensure your Smart Control's readings are accurate.

5. You're now ready to ride!

Pairing your Smart Control to your Android Device

1. Open the TrainerRoad app and go to the Devices screen.

Make sure your phone's Bluetooth is enabled and your Smart Control is plugged in and awake. Currently, the Smart Control can only be paired via Bluetooth 4.0. ANT+ support is not available for the Smart Control.

2. Tap the Smart Control option to initiate the pairing process.

Once paired, the grey square on the right will turn green.

3. Tap the Smart Control once more to open the Device Settings screen.

From here, you can perform a spindown calibration, rename the device, select the mode, and specify PowerMatch options.

 

4. Perform a Spindown Calibration. Tap "Calibration" in the Device Settings screen.

5. You're now ready to ride!

How does the Smart Control work with TrainerRoad during test workouts?

TrainerRoad will automatically switch the Smart Control from Erg mode into Resistance mode during the test intervals (8 or 20 minute periods) of a test workout. We do this because we don't want the app to control your Smart Control and put limitations on how hard you can ride!

TrainerRoad will control your Smart Control throughout the warm up, ensuring that you're well prepared for the test(s), but will switch modes once the test starts. Resistance mode allows you to shift gears to find the optimal cadence for your test and will help you achieve the highest wattage average possible.


What do I do if it is very difficult to pedal in Resistance mode?

You'll want to be in a small gear when you start your test.  If you start in your biggest gear when the Smart Control switches to level it's like being in your biggest gear on a very steep hill.

Make sure that you shift down before the testing period starts.


Why am I still unable to pair my Smart Control?

If you're still experiencing issues, shoot our support team a message at support@trainerroad.com.

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