Tacx T2180 Vortex Smart Trainer
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Tacx T2180 Vortex Smart Trainer
The Vortex is an interactive Smart trainer that is fitted with an electro brake. This resistance unit is suitable for an average training level & can reach a maximum resistance is 950 Watts. You can also connect the trainer to a PC, tabet or smartphone. Interactive Smart trainer with electric brake Includes Skyliner Suitable for tablet / smartphone with Tacx's Cycling app Resistance unit: Electro Realistic slope: 7% Max brake power: (10 sec.) 950 Watt Sprint power: (1 min.) 750 Watt Mass inertia: 11,81kg Tacx Cycling App (Tablet) 10km demo film Determine partial course Free training (slope, watt and HR) Training programs, also to customise Pre-installed fitness tests Free app for iOS en Android Download through Apple Store and Google Play Store Analyse scores afterwards Tacx Cycling App (Smartphone) Free training (slope, watt and HR) Free app for iOS en Android Download through Apple Store and Google Play Store Compatibility of the Tacx Cycling App: Apple iPad 3 and higher, iPhone 4s and higher, iPod touch 5, Android version 4.3 and higher Tacx apps (free) and PC software Zwift, TrainerRoad, Kinomap, BKOOL Disclaimer Please be advised that some trainers may come supplied with either a UK or EU plug. Noise Level: Quiet Trainer Type: Smart Trainer Road: Yes Instead of using a handlebar computer you train by connecting the Vortex quickly and easily to the Tacx Cycling apps. If you want to train with a PC or laptop you can purchase the Upgrade Smart. Of the many possible training options, you can choose the software that best matches you and your way of training. The Vortex communicates wirelessly via ANT+ and Bluetooth (R) wireless technology. You can attach your tablet or smartphone to your handlebar with a special bracket (optional) . The Vortex (T2180) Smart Trainer is compatible with various open third party software platforms, as well as the free Tacx software, that will help and make your training session much more fun and realistic. Electro Brake The electro brake is suitable for an average training level. The gradient of the road is converted into resistance on the bike by creating a magnetic field. It can reliably simulate the road up to 7%. This brake does not simulate any descents. The Vortex Smart works with an electro brake. By placing magnets and electro magnets beside a rotating aluminium disc, eddy currents are created which generate an opposing magnetic field. In this way a non-contact, maintenance-free brake is realized that is also silent. Thanks to the electro brake a resistance can be set that you also experience on the road or in a climb. Virtual Speed The electro brake does not have a downhill drive, such as the motor brake of the i-Genius, and it generates less power while riding uphill. When you are cycling in a virtual terrain or in a film you can get outside the range for which the brake is intended. To allow cyclists with a motor brake and cyclists with an electro brake to ride races against each other in Multiplayer, Tacx has developed the virtual speed. This concept translates the energy supplied into a certain speed, which can guarantee a fair contest. If this speed differs from the speed at which the rear wheel is running, the virtual speed will be shown on the screen in red. Tacx Cycling App The Tacx Cycling app for tablets and smartphones are quick and easy to use. With the Tacx Cycling app for tablets you can ride classic cycling races and legendary stages. You can also create your own training programmes and train according to heart rate, slope or power output, or use the pre-set fitness level tests. All your performance data is measured and displayed while you are cycling and stored so you can analyse them at a later stage. The Tacx Cycling app for smartphones allows you to train freely based on heart rate, slope or power output. Your performance data is displayed while you are cycling in form of 'dynamic' graphs. The applications for tablets and smartphones can be used in combination with any interactive Tacx trainer, in some cases an upgrade is needed.
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