The new Wahoo Segments iPad app ties into Strava and lets you find any segment, anywhere, and view any person’s time on that segment. Then, it lets you select the one you wanna try to beat and it’ll pull up the info in a side by side column and let you virtually race it.
It then connects to their Wahoo Kickr trainer via Bluetooth Smart and changes the resistance based on the segment’s elevation variances. As you ride, it’ll show both you and the Strava rider move along the course in real time, providing a solid visual on just how far ahead or behind you are.
At $30 for the app, it’s not cheap, and the Kickr trainers are $1,099, but pride is priceless. You’ll need a free Strava account to tie into it, but no need for a paid premium account. Unless you want to sort the leaderboards by age and weight, then you’ll need Premium.
Available now through iTunes. Click through for screenshots…
Once you select a segment, you’ll see the leaderboard for it on the left and a map and elevation profile on the right.
Select your nemesis du jour from the list and it’ll bring up their info. Start riding and it’ll show you and them as a moving dot on the map and peg their recorded data against your real time data.
This is perhaps the easiest way to see just how much faster the pros are. Stay tuned, they’ve got some other really killer Strava integrations in the pipeline…