Wattbike AtomX shortlisted for Innovation of the Year at Sports Technology Awards 2020
March 13, 20203 min read
The STA Group just announced the shortlist for the 2020 Sports Technology Awards and revealed that Wattbike has been shortlisted in the ‘Innovation of the Year’ category for our new industry game-changer, the Wattbike AtomX.
Having received hundreds of entries from 31 countries, 50 industry leaders from sport, technology and business sectors spent approximately 25 days collectively determining which entries were the best.The full shortlistis made up of 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, states: “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.”
Wattbike’s shortlisted AtomX is the new 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. 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 experience automatic resistance changes when following structured workouts, and automatic gradient changes that mimic real climbs from around the world including Alpe d’Huez and Mont Ventoux.
The AtomX smart technology also enables seamless third-party connectivity so members can train their way. Users can connect to the Wattbike Hub app directly through the Performance Touchscreen or via their own smartphone devices to use apps including Zwift, The Sufferfest, TrainerRoad 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.
The 2020 ceremony will be held on the 25th of June 2020 at the Londoner. Tickets are available through the Group’s Global Ticketing Partner, Ticketmaster Sport, on their Universe platform.
Elite Sport Centres open their doors to show how the best of the best train and we are delighted to see athletes conditioning, cross-training, testing and sometimes even doing the odd photoshoot on the Wattbike! Latest to this list is Camp PSG (Paris Saint-Germain).