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First outing with a KICKR

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:43 pm
by lnh

Got the software trial loaded up and did my first test run today. Ran into a couple of issues. I made a simple short (15 min) workout with a ramp-up a couple of intervals and a cool down. All was going well until about 75% through the program. The graph started turning red on me indicating my power was too low, but the displayed power was at or above the current setting at the moment. The needle pointer was also showing me as way under power goal pegged at it's extreme point. After reviewing the history, everything looks to be recorded as it actually happened, it was the instantaneous display while riding which was off.

My other issue was trying to calibrate the KICKR after the ride was over. I started up another workout and clicked on the quick menu and then saw the "calibrate KICKR" button. The first time I did it, I didn't realize you could then dismiss the quick menu while doing the calibration. If you don't do this, the speed indicator isn't visible so you have no idea when you've reached 23mph. Since you get to the calibration via the quick menu, it's a bit inconsistent to dismiss that mode and still have the calibration capability active. Even when dismissing the quick menu, I wasn't given any indication at the end of the process whether it worked or not. You just end up dismissing the calibration window and don't really know what happened.

Thought your UI for making the workouts was very nice and straightforward.

Re: First outing with a KICKR

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 12:18 pm
by Adam

Thanks for checking out PeriPedal and letting me know your thoughts.

A red graph actually means that your power is too high. Are you saying that the needle had you under the power goal (in the yellow) but the graph was red and you displayed power matched your target power? I've not heard of this before or experienced it, so I'm guessing I'm misunderstanding something. If you can send me your .peripedal via attachment or email ( I may be able to help more.

The quick menu covering the speed is definitely an annoyance. I haven't figured out a good solution, but I completely understand the complaint. It is on my list of things to improve.

When you start the calibration you should get a window popping up telling you to get up to speed and then coast down. This window should stay up for the entire calibration process. The only way to dismiss it is to hit the "Cancel" button. Once the calibration is finished that window will be replaced with one telling you the calibration is complete and giving you some of the calibration information. Did the second window not pop up?

Thanks for the compliments on the workout creator. Sorry to hear about your other issues, I'll work with you to try to get them sorted out.


Re: First outing with a KICKR

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:56 am
by Adam
Hi lnh,

I released a new update that should address your calibration issues:

Please let me know if you have any other issues or suggestions.

Thank You,