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Original KICKR Firmware Updates

This page contains firmware update notes for the original KICKR which is identifiable by its black handle, pictured below:


For the newest 2017 version, see KICKR '17 Firmware Updates
For the 2016 version, see KICKR '16 Firmware Updates

Install using these instructions for iOS and Android.


Original KICKR v1.5.68 - 10 May 2017

  • Update to fix KICKR units locking up after performing a spindown:

Users affected by this issue will need to perform a factory spindown after the firmware update

Original KICKR v1.5.63 - 3 Feb 2017

  • Improved power measurement :

The KICKR can now perform a factory spindown for even more accurate power measurements

  • Improved responsiveness :

The KICKR will react to resistance changes more quickly

Original KICKR v1.4.47

  • Further improvements to reported power and simulation mode

Reduced power fluctuations introduced in 1.4.46

Original KICKR v1.4.46 - 12 May 2016

  • ANT+ FE-C Control :

The addition of ANT+ FE-C support allows the KICKR and SNAP to be controlled from any FE-C enabled device or application, such as a Garmin bike computer.

  • Improvements to reported power and simulation mode

The improvements to the measured power during periods of acceleration allowed us to

improve the feel of the trainer when using simulation mode (for example: when using Zwift).