Wahoo’s training service SYSTM is designed to be the complete training app for cyclists. Wahoo purchased the Sufferfest training platform in 2019 and added to it to create SYSTM. The app includes multiple types of workouts: cycling, running, swimming, yoga, bodyweight strength, and mental training. SYSTM is included in the Wahoo X subscription which also provides access to the RGT. RGT is an app for virtually riding via an avatar similar to Zwift.
When using SYSTM you can opt to take a fitness test to determine your 4 Dimensional Power (4DP). 4DP looks at four components of fitness: Neuromuscular Power (NM), Maximal Aerobic Power (MAP), Functional Threshold Power (FTP), and Anaerobic Capacity (AC) to tailor the SYSTM workouts to your ability level.
Most other apps evaluate fitness with just FTP. Once you take the fitness assessment, you can either try a workout or start a training program. You can choose a cycling or multisport training program with a goal of general fitness or race prep. When you start a training program, you select which additional types of workouts you like to include and how often you want to train.
SYSTM is primarily an indoor cycling service. Wahoo has created multiple types of cycling workouts you can participate in, such as: Pro Rides, On Location, The Sufferfest, and Global Cycling Network (GCN) Studio classes. You can also take classes without additional video if you’d rather watch something else. You can send your workout to your Wahoo ELEMNT bike computer and take your training outdoors. Unfortunately, if you don’t have an ELEMNT bike, outdoor rides are cumbersome seeing as you’ll have to write down the workout plan.
Users liked the workout plans from SYSTM and felt it helped them improve their cycling at an affordable price. They enjoyed the wide variety of cycling workouts and videos. They enjoyed the addition of mental training workouts not offered on other platforms.
Some members did find the running and swimming to be lacking as they could not export the workout to their fitness trackers. Customers also wished it was easier to incorporate outdoor rides into their training program. Users sometimes had trouble syncing with their trainers. Longtime users preferred the previous Sufferfest layout.
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