Incline Range

Most treadmills have a standard neutral incline of 1-2% even if it says Level 0 or 0% incline. This is why Kinni has an incline range setting.

Why do I need to set my Incline Range?

All treadmills are made different. This will allow Kinni to give you the most accurate readings for your Workouts.

Setting your Incline Range

Your incline range can be set between the values of 0-20%.

  1. Measure your incline using the built-in inclinometer
  2. Measure the minimum and maximum values
  3. Browse to the app’s Settings screen
  4. Scroll down to Incline Range
  5. Enter the measurements found

The minimum incline range needs to span at least 10% e.g. 0-10%, 4-14%, but it can be set at a maximum of 0-20%.

If you are interested in reading more on inclines and treadmills have a look here.

What if my Kinni Workout Incline is higher than my treadmill capabilities?

Kinni will stick to your chosen incline range.

E.g. if your Incline Range is set to 0-14% but your Workout Split is 16%, Kinni will only go to 14% for that Split.

This applies the same principle if you set the Workout Incline to 0% but your Incline range minimum is set to 2%. It will remain at 2% for that Workout Split.

What about my Session data?

Kinni will record whatever incline was displayed on the screen during the session. 

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.

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