The STA Group announced the shortlist for the 2020 Sports Technology Awards and revealed that Wattbike had been shortlisted in the Innovation of the Year category for its new, industry game changer, the Wattbike AtomX.
The Wattbike AtomX is the new smart bike for the commercial market that will revolutionise indoor cycling for the health, fitness and studio environments. It is the pinnacle of indoor cycling excellence and builds on the huge success of Wattbike’s award winning consumer product, the unrivalled Wattbike Atom, the first smart bike in the world. With patented technology and innovative new advancements, the AtomX gives riders a fully connected, immersive cycling experience.
With in-built, interactive workouts, tests, training plans and climb mode all accessible from the Performance Touchscreen, the AtomX allows riders to automatically change resistance to follow structured workouts, simulate gradient changes and mimic real climbs from around the world including Alpe d’Huez and Mont Ventoux.
AtomX smart technology enables seamless third-party connectivity so members can train their way. They can connect to the Wattbike Hub app or via their own smartphone devices to use apps including Zwift, The Sufferfest, Trainer Road and many more. Integrated shifters allow riders to change gear or resistance as well as toggle ride modes and screens without lifting their hands from the handlebars.
Having received hundreds of entries from 31 countries, 50 industry leaders from sports, technology and business spent approximately 25 days collectively determining which were the best. Once again, the full shortlist comprises some of sports biggest organisations as well as many of its most visionary, to contest the coveted Sports Technology Awards trophies.
Rebecca Hopkins, STA Group CEO, said: ‘The range of technology showcased this year, as well as the caliber of organisations participating, has been outstanding. The Sports Technology Awards are a highly prized, internationally respected mark of excellence but this has only been achieved thanks to our amazingly knowledgeable, committed judges and the support of visionary brands across the global sector. Consequently, it is reasonable to claim that this shortlist is a comprehensive, unique and authoritative representation of what innovations are important in sport. We look forward to announcing the winners at our ceremony on June 25th at The Londoner, Leicester Square.’
Richard Baker, Wattbike CEO, comments: “As a company, we are hugely excited that the Wattbike AtomX has been recognised by industry professionals as a nominee for such a prestigious award. We strive to create the best products, utilising the latest technology and the most advanced software. There has been a shift to sport-specific training, a trend to ‘train like an athlete’ with a focus on accurate, data driven training. This has enticed a whole new consumer into the gym and now there is a Wattbike for every Wattbiker.
We have a history of innovation; our mission is to continue leading the market with our advancements and technology. We stay ahead of market trends and develop products that can serve our core customers. With an obsession for performance, we plan to continue to evolve our offering, disrupt the industry and enhance innovations.”
The 2020 ceremony will be held on 25th June 2020 at The Londoner. Tickets are available through the Group’s Global Ticketing Partner, Ticketmaster Sport, on its Universe platform. To find out more about Wattbike AtomX visit www.wattbike.com