FulGaz is designed to leverage the full features of Wahoo KICKR and KICKR SNAP smart trainers for an ultra-realistic ride experience. The video speed and trainer resistance will adjust to the route and your effort.
- Download the FulGaz app from the App Store.
- Create your FulGaz account.
- Connect FulGaz to your KICKR or KICKR SNAP. See tips below.
- Choose your ride.
- Get cranking!
Tips for Wahoo KICKR and KICKR SNAP trainers
Give your KICKR a spindown
Accuracy and road feel depend on your KICKR being calibrated correctly. KICKRs need to be reset from time to time, especially if there has been a big change in the weather. If you’re not sure how to perform a spindown, download the Wahoo Fitness App.
Still too easy or too hard?
You can fine tune the trainer feel in FulGaz using the advanced trainer settings. You have two options slope scaling and adding a maximum slope. With slope scaling the feel of all the gradients is reduced by the percentage. So for example, setting slope scaling to 50% will make every gradient feel half as hard as it did before.
As the name suggests, maximum slope lets you set the steepest slope FulGaz will send to the trainer. This is particularly useful for “wheel on” trainers where the rear tyre will slip beyond a certain amount of resistance.
What if FulGaz doesn’t recognize your KICKR
This can happen for two reasons:
- Another app has paired with your KICKR, preventing the connection. Quit all apps on nearby computers, iPads or iPhones that may have paired with your trainer.
- Your iPad is too old and may not be able to connect to your trainer via Bluetooth. If so, you can purchase a Wahoo ANT+ Key.
Update your firmware
The latest firmware update for the KICKR includes improvements to how it responds to FulGaz. Benefits include a better “rolling” sensation as you hit the bottom of climbs. Update your firmware for the KICKR in the Wahoo Fitness App.
Try a hilly ride
To really appreciate FulGaz and what it can do, try some hilly rides like Tomalis Bay (Easy) and Marin Headlands (Hilly). For a bigger challenge, try the Puerto Morcurea from the Vuelta.
Need an ANT+ adaptor? Consider the TICKR X instead
You will need an ANT+ adaptor to connect your current heart rate monitor and cadence sensor. It’s roughly the same price to buy a Wahoo TICKR X heart rate monitor, which will work outside with your Garmin, etc. and provide heart rate and cadence via Bluetooth for indoor cycling apps like FulGaz.