Most treadmills have a standard incline of 1-2%.
So, you may be wondering why you would want to override the incline on your Kinni app.
If you want to align the incline data from your treadmill to what other apps can see (such as, Zwift this may be necessary).
Using incline override
Once you have measured your incline, browse to the app’s Settings screen.
Turn on the incline override by ticking the ‘override incline’ box. At this stage, you can enter the adjustments needed.
Most treadmills have a 1-2% incline built into their design when at the lowest level. It is best to measure this using the built in inclinometer.
If you are interested in reading more on inclines and treadmills have a look here.
Incline readings on Zwift
Many runners now use Zwift to do their hill-training as it can make the tough sessions a little more interesting, especially if you are running up a mountain in the Alps! You may be wondering how Zwift can communicate with Kinni to calculate your elevation gain using the specific incline of your own treadmill. This is done through FTMS bluetooth.
If your treadmill has FTMS bluetooth built-in, they can connect smoothly to your Kinni app. However, using a new feature called FitCast you can now connect your treadmill, Kinni app and external apps e.g. Zwift, all together seamlessly.
Basically, FitCast allows you to control Zwift and other apps via Kinni.
FitCast will allow you override the incline in certain apps like Zwift, so you can be sure that the incline on Zwift matches the incline you are actually running at thus ensuring the elevation gain is correct.