Skuga is a cycling-app designed to re-ride your own Strava-rides on a Tacx, Wahoo Fitness or any FTMS smart trainer. So you are your own opponent. A Skuga-ride is uploaded (of course) to Strava and you can use that ride the next time to race against your improved self. Where or whenever you did a ride: re-ride it with Skuga.
Note: Skuga is free to all Strava Premium members and will create a free Kinomap account for you.
Skuga simply delivers the best cycling experience ever for those who own a smart trainer from:
- Tacx, all interactive Bluetooth Smart trainers (Neo, Vortex, Bushido, Flow, Flux, Genius, ...)
- Wahoo Fitness (KICKR, KICKR Snap, KICKR Core, with or without the CLIMB and Headwind)
- Elite interactive trainers with FTMS support (all models sold after Aug 2017: Direto, Drivo, Rampa, ...)
- Kinetic interactive trainers with FTMS support (models sold after Sept 2018)
- Stac Zero Halcyon
- Wattbike ATOM
- Concept 2 BikeErg
- and many other interactive trainers supporting Bluetooth FTMS!
Automatic braking, e-bike, the smoothest riding-engine ever created for an indoor trainer, Skuga has it all. Made by a cyclist, made for cyclists.
Skuga introduces true novelties. Skuga is the first indoor-trainer software ever that has e-brakes. It knows, using complex mathematics, when to brake and how hard to brake. Plus: it is also the first software ever that contains a digital e-bike! And... with Skuga you can improve your PR's indoors because it supports Strava Segments in a beautiful way. You could, if you really try hard, even ride a KOM.
You also need a Strava account. Plus: you make Skuga more interesting by having an Instagram account too (if you have: chances are you will experience the essence of life while cycling). With an Instagram account you can fully enjoy the fantastic InstaWall that is a part of Skuga.
This app offers the most realistic road and off-road experience ever. Mountainbikers, climbers, rough-terrain riders: you all will be surprised! Ride in cities (without having to breath car-exhaust) and you will be stunned by the precision. Whatever ride you pick: Skuga will quickly become your favorite app.
Skuga has a special setting for when you are injured, making it possible for you to ride your own rides without putting much strain on your knees, on whatever terrain. This is a perfect training to help to get you back on the (real) road. Rides like these are uploaded to Strava too, as indoor training. If you cannot make it on that last stretch of a tough climb the digital e-bike can do that for you. The e-bike is intended to save your knees, a perfect tool for when you are injured.
The bluetooth connection puts a little extra load on the battery of your device. So make sure it is fully charged before stepping on your bike. When you put Skuga to the background it keeps running while you ride. So check your battery status now and then. Displays are all in kilometers or miles, depending on the settings of your device.
There is a lot to see in the app. Instagram-photo's and video's, taken at the location where you ride. If you like them: double-tap them. But there are interesting statistics too.
Download. Ride. And fall in love with it.
PS: Remember the segments? That appear during your ride? You won't find a greater motivator. Anywhere.
Original idea by Michel van Meijer
Fixed issue when uploading trainings on Strava which contain special characters
Ratings and Reviews
Rotate display on iPhone
I've been looking for an app that would allow me to ride a previous ride, or planned route, displaying both map and elevation. Skuga is the one that has met my requirements so far, and to be able to "race" my previous ride is a great bonus. My biggest complaint so far is that it won't rotate to horizontal on the iPhone. I would like to see that so I could mirror the phone to a large TV, and have it fill the TV, and get the full screeen of the TV filled with data. I realize the iPad does better horizontally, but it is still 4x3, rather than the 16x9 of the iPhone and TV. All in all - a good app for what I need.
I love it! But one annoying problem.
This is great, I love to challenge myself and race against my previous outdoor rides. The only problem, it pauses every time you bump the screen, touch the screen, get a notification, etc., and you have no idea that it has paused. It also cannot run in the background. When I switch to music or to watch a movie, Skuga pauses. It would be nice if it could run in the background. If this issue could be fixed, it would definitely be five stars.
Neat way to re-ride, virtually, a favorite ride.
Was looking for a way to virtually re-ride routes that I have previously ridden (in real life) and have saved on Strava. Came across Skuga, and it did exactly what I wanted and performed as advertised (at least with my KICKR and iPad). Once logged onto Skuga, I connected easily with my trainer and HRM, then gave Skuga permission to exchange data with Strava. A list of all my rides appeared - real and virtual. I picked a brief ride that I knew well so I could judge the faithfulness of Skuga’s representation of physical effort required. Once on my way, I chose the satellite over standard map view. The left side of the screen displays speed, power, etc., from your last ride on Strava. Right side shows your current power, etc. (via trainer). I found that the power that Skuga calls for at any given grade feels about 15% low, but it is internally consistent, allowing one to get a reasonable feel for a ride’s ups and downs. Oh, you are reminded of how far ahead or behind you are (relative to your last effort) by 2 dot that progress across the top of the screen.
My quibbles are: 1. There should be more than 2 Zoom levels on the map. 2. The progress bar at top of screen takes up more space than needed from the map. 3. They need to tweak the power curve so that it better reflects perceived effort/power of the original experience.
All in all, Skuga provides a neat way to re-live a local or distant group ride, when cold, rain, snow, or distance might otherwise be prohibitive.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.