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How and When to do a KICKR Spindown / 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. A spindown is recommended every 2 weeks or after transporting your KICKR to a new location. Though some 3rd party apps like Zwift can perform spindowns, Wahoo always recommends using the Wahoo Fitness app for best results.


Before performing a spindown, check to see if your KICKR's firmware is up to date. This will reduce and prevent errors during the spindown. For more information, please see How Do I Update the Firmware on My KICKR? Always remember to reboot the KICKR after updating firmware.




Using the Wahoo Fitness App:

  1. Download the Wahoo Fitness app for iOS or Android. If it's already downloaded, check for updates in the app store.

  2. Open the Wahoo Fitness app and select Sensors.

  3. If pairing for the first time, choose Add New Sensor (or the plus + on Android). Otherwise, ensure your KICKR is powered on with the blue and red LEDs illuminated and select your KICKR from the list.
    Note: a Bluetooth connection is required

  4. Scroll down and select Spindown from the menu.

  5. 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 icon (crossed hammer and spanner) which appears to the right of the KICKR in the list of linked sensors.

  4. Select Perform Spindown and follow the Spindown instructions in the app.

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