-This bike measures wattage much differently than most indoor cycles. Read up on the Watt Rate Power meter, it's a game changer in precision and accuracy of training.
-I've been riding and instructing on the 2018 model IC6 which are also great bikes, but now with the newer TFT 2.0 console and the two-stage drive train, it has brought my riding experience to a whole new level.
- The addition of AVG watts during power tests (and the new 20min test) Bluetooth 5.0 for enhanced 3rd party app connectivity (check out IntelligentCycling) as well as data push/receive.
This bike is a little louder than its lesser siblings (IC4/5/6) and some of the other big players in this category or price point, however, I would attribute that to the additional moving parts (two-stage drivetrain, idler pulley) For me, however- accuracy and precision > noise.
- Side notes:
I use a polar h10 for HR monitoring and it pairs either ANT+ or Bluetooth excellent device
The optional app works great for profile management, to simplify data entry every time you ride, as well as workout tracking and storing all of your data to reflect on your previous self and create a targeted plan for your future self. I have subscribed to the premium features which are nice if you don't have your own training plan/profiles, but i would keep it just for the additional HR monitoring overlay function to store within one app so i don't have to use multiple apps.
I have used this bike with zwift on my…