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Kinomap Adds New Features to Its Training Platform

As the cycling season is starting to come to a close across numerous parts of the world, many cyclists are beginning to turn their focus toward indoor riding/training.

As a result, Kinomap has added new features to its popular indoor training platform in order to keep cyclists engaged and thwart-off the doldrums of indoor winter riding.    

According to Kinomap, its platform incorporates a host of new features, to include integrating new protocols to work more closely with indoor trainers and popular training apps like Strava.

Feature #1: Video Train on Segments

For instance, following last year’s collaboration with Strava via Veloviewer, Kinomap has created a comprehensive database that directly interfaces Strava segments with its own catalogue of videos.

The result is what Kinomap calls, “a highly-qualified set of video chunks corresponding exactly to the famous Strava segments.”

For exmaple, the main benefits for users are:

  • the ability to search a segment by name or ID, by climb category.
  • the possibility to compare oneself to real outdoor performances on the same road
  • Example with this Hors Category climb, Le Col du Galibier video: which is exactly Segment 5211636 on Strava

Feature #2:  Core interval training

In addition, users can now take advantage of Kinomap’s 20 preloaded workout programs while arming up, and from there transition into the interval portion of their training segment, based on 2 modes: target power (aka « Erg mode ») and resistance level.

In the end, everything gets synced on Kinomap’s own site, along with Strava, RunKeeper, Training Peaks and others.

Feature #3:  New compatible home-trainers

The main addition this year is the Fitness Machine Bluetooth Smart protocol, that now integrates with a greater range of indoor trainers and their respective upgrades for this year. 

For example: 

  • Kinetic Smart control units
  • Minoura Kagura trainer
  • DKCity D2R Smart Cycle trainer
  • JetBlack WhisperDrive (coming in October)
  • Bkool Smart Pro 2 and the newly announced direct drive Smart Air (coming in October)
  • The Climb from Wahoo Fitness. This front wheel accessory allowing the cyclist to feel the actual change of grade is also compatible with Kinomap from day 1.

In addition, a new feature on Kinomap’s website allows users to check the compatibility of any indoor bike trainer. 

Feature #4:  Other features you want to try:

This new upgrade provides the following capabilities: 

  • Video makers have now the keys to promoting their content. A user page with all their videos and statistics has been introduced. They can add creative design to their playlists, they can generate URL that will open their user page or a specific playlist from their social network, etc,
  • Long-time expected “resume a workout” is now possible,
  • Improved map search for a specific video,
  • Now see your progress in a playlist

For those unfamiliar with Kinomap, they have the distinction for being the world’s first video-sharing platform to offer synchronized video/map playback, via the development of specialized apps that allow users to view and train on a pre-recorded, geolocated outdoor route, view progress on an accompanying map, measure their own performance and compare their performance with other cyclists. 

You can learn more of Kinomap by visiting their website here.

 

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