Connect your Tacx Smart trainer to the Tacx Training App and increase your performance! Choose one of the many existing structured workouts based on slope, power, heart rate or FTP or easily create your own custom workout in advance on cloud.tacx.com.
During your training your performance is displayed in a graph, where power output, cadence and speed are plotted against time or distance. Afterwards you can analyze your performance and upload it to Strava.
Download and use the app for free or choose for Premium or Premium HD
- Create your workouts on cloud.tacx.com
- Structured workouts based on slope, power, FTP or heart rate
- Analyze your activities
- Export your data to Strava
- Sync your workouts and activities between devices
Premium and Premium HD:
- 3D GPS map workouts
- Live opponents
- Import your Strava routes or create GPS workouts
- Custom training plans
Connects your Smart trainer only through Bluetooth 4.0.
Don’t forget to email our support team if you have any questions, concerns, compliments or feature requests. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Designed and Produced in the Netherlands
Ratings and Reviews
Very good mechanics software needs improving
This is great, bought it so I could exercise in house while young children were asleep and my partner would not moan about me being out while she looked after the kids. Calibration is a nightmare just spent an hour thinking it was too tight and loosening on and off bike about 100 times, swithched to the calibration app and realised the wheel was actually too tight, please put the too tight too loose markers on the training app to make this clearer. Software has improved over the two years I have had this.
Pretty pleased overall
Really recommend the Tacx Desktop app for MacBook
It is now over 4 years since I got my first Tacx trainer. It has been life changing for me. There have been quite a few snags along the way as the software has progressed especially for Mac users. I stress that I have not used the iPhone or iPad app much but I have used the MacBook software frequently throughout these 4 years.
I upgraded to a Tacx Neo trainer 2 years ago and it is terrific.
Tacx have really come out of a tunnel with the latest subscription software for the MacBook available as a free download.
It all works very reliably. You download films in high quality (up to 1080p) and cycle away in the safety of your own home. You can see the route profile as you go. Together with changing incline data and film of the road ahead you can easily decide how much of the hill lies ahead. That is unlike when outside the crest of a hill seems to be always somewhere round the next corner.
I can’t praise this Tacx Neo trainer and supporting software too highly. Don’t be put off by adverse reviews for the app for iPhone or iPad. In my opinion the Desktop app is in a completely different catalogue.
Final suggestion is to use an HDMI cable from your Mac to a TV to get an enhanced view.
Why on earth does anyone pay for this rubbish? The only useful part are the workouts, which are themselves not brilliant - the one I’ve just done took me straight into 70% FTP for the warmup, then kept it at that power until the first interval, for example.
However, when paired with a Neo the effect is disastrous. Dropping a gear during an interval results in the trainer increasing the resistance massively, leaving the rider at 30rpm with no chance of lifting the cadence again. This can be a problem with Zwift in Erg mode, too (especially on “hilly” routes), but it’s worse with the Tacx software itself, and on Zwift it’s possible to quickly turn Erg off if it happens.
I’m using the bundled one-month trial of premium - the free version does nothing you can’t do with a GPS on trainer mode - and if Tacx think there’s the slightest chance of part with money for it they’re very much mistaken.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.