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Wahoo Fitness Unveils Groundbreaking SmartTreadmill The KICKR RUN will ‘let you run free’.

London (Tuesday 23rd January 2024 ) – Wahoo Fitness, the leading endurance
athlete fitness technology company, has unveiled an exciting new addition to its
innovative product lineup, the KICKR RUN Smart Treadmill. It features a
revolutionary new sensing system – RunFree Mode, which allows you to change
pace without touching the controls.
This exciting new product is the first of its kind, and will transform indoor running
in the same way that the KICKR Smart Trainer did for cyclists when it launched over
a decade ago. With KICKR RUN – for the first time, runners can experience a truly
immersive indoor running experience with seamless, hands-free changes in pace
that will let their feet command the speed, plus a full integration with Zwift Run,
giving the ability to automatically feel changes in gradient – as they explore virtual
KICKR RUN will launch in the USA in the summer of 2024, with a Global rollout from
2025 – it will be exclusively unveiled ahead of this, at the Boston Run Show
(Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January 2024), with live demos running
throughout the weekend.
RunFree: The KICKR RUN delivers an unparalleled running experience that allows
users to run true to their pace, form and goals. With RunFree Mode, a high-speed
motor reacts in milliseconds to your position on the running surface, allowing
natural and confident pace changes – without touching the controls. Designed to
help you get faster, the KICKR RUN allows you to push beyond your boundaries
and perform world-class workouts. With easy to use, ‘nudgeable’ control paddles
that give you complete control, without breaking your stride – even during the
most challenging of sessions. With built in features such as the ‘time-of-flight’
sensor to keep users centred on the treadmill, nothing can distract from your
Run Smart: The feel of running outdoors, at home. Everybody runs differently – with
a stable, realistic running platform, KICKR RUN allows runners to focus on their
training by releasing them from the traditional limitations of treadmills. A responsive
surface for natural energy return, propels runners forward at their normal outdoor
pace and innovative lateral tilting capability provides a dynamic running experience
to simulate the road. With tilting functionality, users can also automatically level
their KICKR RUN.
Run Connected: Designed for focused training, featuring smart treadmill
functionality for structured workouts, with automatic speed and grade control from
third party applications, the KICKR RUN seamlessly connects to software platforms
such as ZWIFT and Wahoo SYSTM for virtual training. With elite speed capabilities of
up to 4:00/mile, runners can reach their full potential, no matter their level. The KICKR
RUN is also fully integrated with the Wahoo ecosystem of heart rate monitors, smart
watches, and accessories designed for runners to maximise the quality and
enjoyment of their indoor workouts.
With an integrated laptop/ tablet shelf and bottle holders for easily accessible
hydration as you train, the KICKR RUN has taken care of every aspect of your
training, providing all you need to meet your goals. Devices can be charged on the
go via a USB-C port. WiFi connectivity ensures an easy and reliable set-up to your
network and chosen software, while the direct connect port offers the most
reliable hardwired connection. KICKR RUN is also exceptionally quiet to use.
Chip Hawkins, Founder of Wahoo Fitness, commented: “I have been working behind
the scenes with a very talented group of Wahooligans developing KICKR RUN for
over 7 years – so I am delighted to see it come to market. As passionate runners –
we wanted to create the most realistic experience and create a tool that helps
people improve, become better athletes and achieve their goals. The KICKR RUN will
revolutionise indoor running, in the same way that the KICKR did for indoor
cycling over a decade ago.”
Discover the true potential of your run with the KICKR RUN Smart Treadmill –
Where every run is a true reflection of you.
Imagery can be found here (more imagery will be made available in February
2024) -ENDS
Press Contact: Anna Curran
[email protected]
Phone: 020 3735 5835
About Wahoo Fitness:
Located in Atlanta, GA, Wahoo Fitness’ vision is to be a global leader in smart fitness
and training – by creating a full ecosystem of software, sensors, devices, data, and
performance insights for runners, cyclists, triathletes and other competitive
endurance athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
Learn more about Wahoo’s full line of products and apps at WahooFitness.com