The Tacx Vortex Smart trainer is one of Tacx's interactive trainers in which you can use it to train in a targeted and serious manner. Use the trainer without your PC or laptop, Instead using a handlebar computer(Compatible mobile or Tablet) you train by connecting the Vortex quickly and easily to the Tacx Cycling apps. You can manually set training session whilst cycling; slope, power output or heart rate programmes. You can use multiple other software programmes through your Tacx Turbo Trainer. On Tacx trainers this is called FE-C, which enables you to use your favourite software be it: BKOOL, ZWIFT, Virtuial Training or many others to choose from. The interactive world allows you to virtually ride through some of the toughest conditions, conquer some of the hardest climbs and descend down some of the scariest mountains. The route is displayed on your laptop, computer or TV and the trainer communicates wirelessly. The trainer uses an electro brake, and this works by placing magnets and electro magnets beside a rotating aluminium disc, eddy currents are created which generate an opposing magnetic field. Thanks to the electro brake a resistance can be set that you also experience on the road or in a climb.
The software that the Vortex uses is a little bit more basic than that of the Busido or the IRONMAN. The simplified software still allows you to train in a scientific way but with not as many readings as the more powerful software. It contains two beautifully designed Virtual Reality terrains: the Valeggio road terrain in Italy and a Velodrome, however you do have the possibility of cycling in the Tacx films. Making your training a little more fun, adventurous and now with the GPS outdoor training, you can record rides which can be completely relived at home. interact with people all over the world, with Multiplayer you can compete online against real opponents. This requires a license. With the Basic software and a Multiplayer license you can ride in the VR against up to ten real opponents.The Vortex is the perfect option for enthusiastic cyclists who want to prepare themselves at home for big tours or races. Easy to use, everybody can start at once.
Strong and Lightweight Aluminium
Aluminium body with Engineering grade plastics
Apple iPad 3 and higher, iPhone 4s and higher, iPod touch 5, Android version 4.3 and higher
Adaptable Wheel Size
26", 27.5", 29" and 700c with Trainer Tyre
Front wheel support
Skyliner Riser block included
Quick release styled handle and closure
In the Box
Includes Trainer and Skyliner riser block
Needs power supply via wall plug