Beyond the Lab: Wattbike's Impact on Sports Science Education in Universities

May 13, 2024 3 min read

In the dynamic world of sports and exercise science, staying ahead requires cutting-edge equipment that meets the demands of the tests. Universities, as the epicentres of knowledge and innovation, demand nothing but the best to drive their research.

At Wattbike we understand the need to have easy solutions to obtain objective data when it comes to research.

This is where collaboration between higher education and sports performance technology can work hand in hand to transform a university performance lab to help empower students and staff to do their best work.


Liverpool John Moores Univeristy:

Liverpool John Moores University’s Department of Sport and Excercise Science is a key example of research practitioners utilising great pieces of equipment to support their research.

LJMU has recently been ranked as one of the world’s best Universities for Sport and Exercise Science, by the QS World University Rankings.

They’re renowned for running a variety of cutting-edge programs all from their state-of-the-art teaching facilities.

During our partnership with LJMU we have added eight Wattbike Nucleus and four Wattbike AtomX to help drive the capabilities of the research that can be produced at this university.

These bikes allow us to add to our existing watt bikes and expand our ability to deliver high quality, hands on teaching with world leading equipment. We chose to purchase from watt bike as they world leaders in the cycle ergometer industry and these ergometers are routinely used in applied practice. We use our watt bikes when teaching students about exercise intensity and training. The ability to fix workload on the new Atom X bike has enabled us to expand our use of watt bikes and we can now also use them for graded exercise tests. We also use these for our applied work and research, our riders love the design of the bike, allowing them to feel like they are riding in a similar position to when out on the road..”

Gemma Miller PhD
Lecturer in Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology, Sport and Exercise Sciences


Key Features & Benefits:

  • Precision Measurement: Wattbike's advanced sensors capture every pedal stroke, providing researchers with precise data on power output, cadence, and pedal efficiency.


  • Real-time Feedback: The AtomX and Nucleus models offer real-time performance feedback, allowing researchers to adjust variables instantly during experiments or training sessions. This immediate insight enables faster iterations and more effective interventions in sports performance studies.


  • Customisable Workouts: With the Wattbike Hub app, researchers can design and execute customised workouts tailored to specific research objectives. Making sure they are collecting objective data through highly repeatable studies. This could be through simulating incremental resistance training or assessing sprint performance, the flexibility and possibilities of Wattbike's programming enhances the depth and breadth of research capabilities


  • Durability: The Wattbike is known for its toughness, standing strong in any condition, especially during tough heat and altitude simulation protocols. Built to last, it can handle even the harshest environments researchers would want to test.


  • Integration Capabilities: Seamlessly integrate Wattbike data with other laboratory equipment and software systems, streamlining data analysis and maximising research efficiency.


Research & Wattbike

The partnership between universities and Wattbike represents an unparalleled opportunity for innovation and excellence in sports and exercise science research. With the revolutionary AtomX and Nucleus models at their disposal, academic institutions can elevate their performance labs to new heights, unlocking insights that shape the future of athletic performance and human potential.

Wattbike is excited to announce a special summer offer tailored exclusively for universities and colleges. From now until the 31st of August you can get exclusive deals on Wattbike equipment, with prices ranging from £5000 to £35,000, depending on budgets. Whether it’s a handful of bikes or a whole fleet, we want to support your needs to have the best available equipment.

To further support the transition to Wattbike technology, we are also pleased to offer a part exchange program. Get rid of any outdated bike-ergs, spin bikes or older Wattbike models to ensure that upgrading to the latest in performance technology is not only seamless but also cost-effective.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to upgrade your university's performance lab.

Contact us today to discuss your specific needs and let us tailor a bespoke deal that aligns with your budget and requirements.

By emailing - or going to the Wattbike Commercial Page.

Together, let's pave the way for groundbreaking research and transformative discoveries in sports and exercise science.



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