So I'm looking for some recommendations, ideally Wahoo
So this is my second winter with a trainer, I originally bought a Kinetic Smart 2, wheel on trainer - https://www.kurtkinetic.com/trainers-products/road-machine-smart-2 - it's been fine, no real complaints.
I've gone from fairly casual use, to 3-4 sessions a week, and I'm starting to see noticeable improvements, FTP increase, weight loss, etc... and I think it's time to step up to the next level for next winter, to just a better trainer, and a more immersive experience.
I use an Apple TV for Zwift, and I recently bough a Wahoo Headwind, and a Wahoo Tickr (to control the headwind, and also because bizarrely the Apple Watch I previously used for heart rate doesn't directly connect to the Apple TV)
As I'm already in the Wahoo ecosystem I'd ideally like to upgrade to a Wahoo trainer for compatibility, I'd need a strong reason to look at another manufacturer - I know ANT+ should work fine between them all still.
In addition the Apple TV only allows for 2 direct Bluetooth connections, anything else has to go to the companion app, which is not as reliable, so the less connections needed the better.
So that's my requirements, so I guess my options are:
For the relatively small difference in price between Kickr and Kickr Core, if I'm spending all that money I figure I might as well go with Kickr?
But then the real question is the Kickr Bike - is there any way that's even justifiable? for 3 times the price it really would have to be a lot better.
Finally does anyone have the Kickr Climb? is this just a dumb gimic, or does it actually make for a better experience?
If you had to choose Kickr Core + Climb vs Kickr what would you choose?
Finally, given all that, is it worth looking at any other manufacturers, is anything else that much better it would be worth the hassle?