So I’m on a dumb trainer, and the controllability seems to me the only substantial absence from this list. Thus far it seems we have - and have quite fine:
- Fast start and simple UI
- Easy selectable workouts
- Affordable Pricing
- Training Plan functionality
- Landscape mode
At some point, all these additions will either 1) undercut the whole point of this platform’s simplicity and streamlined experience or 2) force it to compete with other flashy platforms that are overpriced. Things like strava integration, pedal balance, yadda yadda yadda… my sense of this app’s value is that it cuts through all that nonsense and gets people on the bike faster and in a more structured way.
All those other things are well and good if you have the means or the interest, but it seems a bit overweening to ask for all these things at the current price point.
This platform has been my exclusive go-to since it perfected the integration with Garmin workout exports. If I’m not on the trainer using the iPad, I’m on the road using the Garmin. What else do we really need?
If there’s development to be made, it seems it’s less in the direction of analytics - loads of resources for that elsewhere - and more in the realm of plan development (ie, compliance monitoring, adjustability based on established TSS or IF target values, and the like).