This guide will help you get acquainted with the app and its features so that you can start training right now.
Find your way around
The Help Center has a great section with all the instructions you'll need to navigate every part of the app. You'll find the workouts in the Library, along with a selection of video tutorials to help you get familiar with the app!
Click on the Library button, and select the Getting Started channel. You'll find some really helpful videos here!
Keep reading, and we'll get you connected and started with your training quickly and easily!
Connect your trainer and sensors
We have a great interactive tool to help you get your trainer properly connected to the app: Connect your Trainer (Compatibility Tool).
Once you've connected your trainer, be sure to connect your other sensors: Connect your Sensors
The Workout Experience
Incorporated into the workout is often a video, soundtrack, and/or storyline which are carefully produced to complement the workout efforts, to keep you engaged, and to motivate you to complete it to the very best of your ability.
Your job as an athlete is to follow the targets. The video, soundtrack and storyline are there to keep you focused and motivated. This is not a game or simulation, this is the most effective training you can do. You can't affect the video by pedalling harder or softer. You can (and must) only hit those targets. This is not a virtual world experience, so the trainer will not be producing any terrain but will be following the workout intervals. The video may seem convincing at times, but the workout is only following the interval targets and not the hills you're seeing on the screen.
A- Current Power Target
B- Upcoming Power Target
C- Current power (this is you!)
D- Cadence data (Current Target, Upcoming Target and Current Cadence, same format as Power (above))
E- Gear Icon to take you back to the Device Connections and Settings
For more navigation help, see Workout Player Controls and Settings.
If you're using a smart trainer, you can choose to use ERG mode or Level mode to complete your workouts. In ERG mode, you only need to focus on the cadence target. The trainer will do the work to keep you at your target interval. There's no need to shift gears (mostly). This article will teach you everything you need to know about ERG mode: A Guide to using ERG mode
Level Mode will also be a requirement for smart trainers for some workouts. Users with classic (non-smart) trainers, will use the gears on their bikes to increase the resistance and match the power targets, much like smart trainer users in Level Mode. For more about Level mode: A Guide to using Level Mode. For more details about how to use the app without a smart trainer, check out Using SYSTM without a Smart (controllable) Trainer.
To switch from ERG mode to Level mode, click the gear icon on your screen and choose the setting in your trainer connection box:
Setting up for Success
Please complete a few workouts in the app and make sure that you're familiar with the app and its controls before attempting a fitness assessment. Be sure to check out the training plans to help you prepare for the test and then to plan out your training for your next great event!
For more detailed SYSTM app instructions, be sure to check out other helpful articles in the SYSTM Help Center.
If you can't find an answer to your question, don't hesitate to submit a help request.