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How and When to Do a KICKR Spindown or Calibration

To calibrate your KICKR for the most accurate readings, you'll need to perform a spindown using the Wahoo Fitness app for iOS or Android or a 3rd party app which supports this feature (like Zwift). A spindown is recommended every 2 weeks or after transporting to a new location.

Before performing a spindown, it's important to make sure your KICKR's firmware is up to date, as this resolves many issues. For more information, please see How Do I Update the Firmware on My KICKR?


Using the Wahoo Fitness App:

  1. Download the free Wahoo Fitness app from the app store and open the app.
  2. Select "Sensors".
  3. Add/pair your KICKR.
  4. Once paired, select the KICKR from the menu of saved sensors.
  5. Scroll down and select "Spindown" from the menu.
  6. Select "Perform Spindown" and follow the instructions in the app.


  1. Start a new KICKR workout.
  2. Select the Sensor icon in the top left corner.
  3. Select the Spindown function which will appear to the right of the KICKR listing in the list of linked sensors. It will appear as a crossed hammer and spanner.
  4. Select "Perform Spindown" and follow the Spindown instructions in the app.

After the spindown procedure is complete, you're ready to ride!

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