Wahoo enters the training software game with SYSTM | New training app replaces The Sufferfest

The new platform is said to be 'the most comprehensive training app available'

Wahoo SYSTM training app

Wahoo has announced an online training platform called SYSTM, combining The Sufferfest and a wide range of additional training content in a new app.

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Having previously acquired The Sufferfest in 2019, Wahoo is now formally entering the world of indoor cycling apps, with a platform that brings all of Wahoo’s training content into one place. Previously Wahoo has focussed its indoor cycling efforts on hardware, with the Kickr series.

According to Wahoo, SYSTM is ‘the most comprehensive training app available’. The Sufferfest will migrate to Wahoo SYSTM, with existing Sufferfest subscribers being automatically enrolled with the new app.

Rather than going down the virtual world route, and competing with the likes of Zwift and RGT Cycling, SYSTM focuses on helping you to build and follow a training plan, alongside a large library of workouts and content.

Aimed at time-crunched athletes, SYSTM uses Wahoo’s proprietary Four Dimensional Power (4DP) profile (a kind of advanced Functional Threshold Power profile, more akin to Critical Power) to help tailor training plans and workouts to your individual fitness, strengths and weaknesses.

What content is on Wahoo SYSTM?

Wahoo says, ‘SYSTM takes a comprehensive, science-based approach to training, with a diverse workout library’.

SYSTM also has an ‘intuitive training plan builder’, which enables users to customise training plans to suit their own goals and fitness level.

Wahoo is also keen to stress that, ‘every workout and training plan has been designed by The Wahoo Sports Science Division’, led by professional coach Neal Henderson.

On top of this, a key selling point of SYSTM is the wide variety of content types it brings together.

Alongside content ported over from The Sufferfest, SYSTM’s library will also include the following content categories at launch:

  • On Location: Sessions set to ride videos of iconic cycling routes.
  • ProRides: Race simulations that combine first-person camera footage and race data from elite riders, scaled to your fitness level using the 4DP profile.
  • A Week With: Users follow a Wahoo-sponsored professional athlete for a week, doing the same training sessions as them and getting a glimpse ‘behind the scenes’, to see how they live and train.
  • Inspiration: Endurance and recovery workouts set to classic cycling films and documentaries, such as A Sunday In Hell and Outskirts.

Wahoo has also announced it is releasing a new podcast series called The Knowledge, which can be accessed through major podcasting platforms. Each 15-minute long episode will take a close look at different training topics.

Though it is primarily aimed at cyclists, SYSTM also caters for multi-sport athletes. As such, it also includes sessions for the following sports and activities:

  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Strength training
  • Mental training
Wahoo is also designed to cater to multi-sport athletes, not just cyclists.

What devices are compatible with Wahoo SYSTM?

As you’d expect, Wahoo’s smart bikes and trainers, including the Wahoo Kickr BikeWahoo Kickr, Kickr Core and Kickr Snap are all compatible with SYSTM.

Wahoo’s Elemnt Rival smartwatch can also be connected for use as a heart rate monitor.

Wahoo Kickr Core smart trainer
SYSTM will work both with Wahoo branded devices and those from other manufacturers.
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Beyond that, SYSTM is also compatible with most smart trainers, power meters and fitness devices from other brands.

Wahoo SYSTM pricing and availability

Available now for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android devices, new users can access a free 14-day trial.

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Beyond that, a SYSTM subscription costs $14.99 per month, or $129.99 per year.