December 3, 2019
The brand new Tacx Training app is live! Now you can stream our high-quality training films to all your compatible devices, including your smartphone, tablet and desktop. It comes with a completely new and intuitive design and is specially made for indoor cycling Tacx Smart trainers. Conquer the beautiful Alps while all your performance data is displayed on the screen, structure your own workouts, join a ride with live opponents, relive your outdoor tours with 3-D GPS map rides and more. Start your free trial now and become a better cyclist today!
Bring the Outdoors Indoors
We all like to ride outside and challenge ourselves on
the road. Whether to climb faster on a steep mountain, improve the average
speed on your favorite training route or beat the quickest time on that bridge
near your house. All while enjoying the beautiful surroundings and discovering
places you’ve never been. Unfortunately, for most of us, this is not possible
due to weather or time constraints. No worries — we’ve got you covered with the
Tacx Training app. No more “I can’t train” excuses if the weather gets too
erratic; from now on, you never stop cycling!
Real-life Films with Road Feel
We’re talking about actual footage of the Alpe d’Huez, Col du Galibier, Passo dello Stelvio and many other legendary rides. The app has a library filled with more than 150 beautiful training films from all over the globe. While you see the route passing by on your screen, your Tacx Smart trainer simulates the gradient of the road. The very realistic high-quality films make you feel as if you are really riding outside in the Alps, the Pyrenees or another place in the world. New films are released regularly, so there are always new rides to explore.
For those of you who own a bike trainer from the NEO
Smart series, the road feel feature is activated when you are riding on
cobblestones, gravel or other unpaved roads. The same goes for the descent simulation
feature that speeds up your NEO Smart trainer when you go downhill. How
realistic do you want it to be?
Push Your Limits
You’re not only using this app to just enjoy the crystal-clear
footage. You also want to train to get better and #PushYourLimits! To monitor
your data, your speed, power, cadence and heart rate are all displayed on your
screen during the training session. Clear graphics of the gradient of the road,
the profile of the course and a GPS map help you to estimate how hard you have
to push. After your indoor training session, the data is stored in the Tacx
cloud website, where you can easily analyze your training. You can also opt to
automatically upload your workouts to Strava to evaluate your results on that
3-D GPS Rides
Do you want to relive your outdoor rides indoors too? Like the Grand Tour you did this year or that sunny trip on your holiday? No problem with the Tacx Training app — just import your favorite ride directly from Strava, Garmin Connect or your Edge cycling computer and off you go. Experience these GPS tracks in 3-D with Bing Maps on Windows 10 and Apple Maps on OSX, including the gradient of the actual route.
You can also select one of the many GPS rides uploaded by
other users. Or you can create your own GPS ride with the Route Builder in
Strava or with an online GPS ride creator. There are no boundaries on where you
choose to train: The world is your playground.
To make your training sessions even more challenging, you
can compete with live opponents during your ride. Everybody who is riding the
same course at the same time will appear on the map on your screen. Like real
life, you will try to catch those who are in front of you. To figure out where
you can find live opponents, just go to the selection screen of the Tacx Films.
You’ll notice a live opponent badge on the relevant films. Or why not meet up
online with some friends and try to beat them on the same course? There is also
the option to select your previous rides and use them as a virtual training
Structure Your Own Workouts
Do you want to train for a specific goal or focus on a
certain workout? Then create your own workout on your tablet or desktop. Within
a few clicks, you can create your training session based on slope, power or
FTP. The ideal way to get your custom-made workout is from a block training
with intervals to a steady climb workout or from training on certain power
levels to your own FTP test. Not inspired to do this? There are many structured
workouts created by Tacx you can choose from or just pick one of the workouts
created by other users.
I Want This
To get the party started, we’re offering you a 10-day
free trial. You get full access to all the premium features and enough time to
test the app to the max. Simply create an account on cloud.tacx.com and
download the Tacx Training app for free in the app store for your compatible
device. Then connect your Tacx Smart trainer via BLUETOOTH to your device, pick
a Tacx Film and start your indoor training session. It is that easy, so have
fun with it!
After your free trial period, you can get a yearly or monthly subscription.* You can choose from the standard Tacx Premium subscription with high-quality films (720p) or the Tacx Premium HD subscription with high-definition films (1080p). Check our website for more information on this app.
*If you already have a Tacx Premium account, you can use
the app immediately.