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Wahoo GymConnect Retrofit Kit

Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ Connectivity for CSAFE Compatible Fitness Equipment

Wahoo GymConnect Retrofit Kit

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Wahoo GymConnect Retrofit Kit

Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ Connectivity for CSAFE Compatible Fitness Equipment



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Wahoo GymConnect Retrofit Kit Overview

The Wahoo GymConnect Retrofit is a plug and play Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity solution for CSAFE enabled fitness equipment, such as a treadmills and ellipticals, allowing realtime tracking of workout performance with smartphones, tablets, and group fitness leaderboard software. GymConnect Retrofit is compatible with Wahoo RunFit and other mobile applications that support Wahoo’s latest release of its open API for iOS and Android. Now, with the GymConnect Retrofit, gym goers can extract workout data from a variety of fitness equipment to their smartphones and upload to favorite fitness app for analytics and online competition!

Interested in installing at your gym or fitness studio? Please contact our Wahoo GymConnect team for more info.

Provides ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART wireless connectivity
Allows you to save your indoor workout data to your smartphone or tablet
Open platform for use with compatible mobile apps
Allows for tracking performance of individuals in a group fitness setting
Easy connectivity to CSAFE enabled fitness equipment with a standard Ethernet cable
Two LED lights indicate power (green) and connectivity activity (orange).
Hardened enclosure ensures durability
Supported Devices

CSAFE enabled fitness equipment including the following:

  • Treadmills
  • Stationary Bikes
  • Steppers
  • Step mills / Stair mills
  • Ellipticals
  • Total Body Trainers
  • Tread Climbers
  • Rowers

Frequency: 2.402-2.480 GHz
Temperature Range: -40° to +85°C
Power: Supplied through standard CSAFE interface
Data Interface: Standard CSAFE Ethernet Connector
FW Upgrade: Over the air

In the Box
Retrofit module
Ethernet cable
QR code
Product Instructions
Wahoo GymConnect Retrofit Kit is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works with some effort... I wrote a review yesterday (not posted), where I somewhat blasted Wahoo and gave the unit a "1 don't buy". Unit didn't work / wouldn't connect to runfit. Despite no real tech support I figured out that at least on a Precor treadmill, you have to immediately start a workout or "quick start" before you really even get on the unit or the communications will drop between app and module. So knowing this, it is now working. Captures speed, incline, distance, HR from treadmill. I've yet to find any other app that will accept a bluetooth treadmill. Note the module won't just connect with a Garmin watch (ie Fenix3hr), as it doesn't have an input for a treadmill. Hopefull more apps to come, including sending a workout to the treadmill (module is supposedly bi-directional and will take data back to control it).
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fair with potential to be great I'm having a hard time evaluating the usefulness of the GymConnect. It appears to only work with the RunFit app. My ANT+ HRMs (with ANT+ key and iPad) which will happily connect in the Wahoo Fitness app, will not connect in RunFit. The Polar heart rate (being transmitted by treadmill) is displayed on the RunFit app, but is not recorded. I could purchase a Tickr HRM, but I'm not confident that the GymConnect will pass that data through to the treadmill. To be useful, I want to retain the ability to perform heart rate based treadmill workouts and have the ability to record all data. Wahoo appears to have the capability to make this happen, but thus far, they have failed to make it happen or explain to me why they cannot make it happen.
Date published: 2017-01-16
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