Ability to name equipment in Zwift pairing menu

It would be great if one could name their trainers, cadence sensors, HR monitors, power meters, etc to make identifying correct equipment in the pairing menu.

E.g. my wife and I both have Wahoo trainers and they are identified with a code, same with cadence… if I could see “Tim’s cadence” or “Tim’s trainer”, it’d be MUCH easier if we were both connecting at the same time.

That would be great. No more sticky notes with trainer numbers.

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I’m just bumping this up as this feature would be extremely useful for me and other multi-user households!!!

Bumping again!

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I’m going to bump again! Think this is an easy fix for quite a big benefit…

Genuinely think this would be helpful for loads, hence another bump!

Good idea.
As it’s done on Garmin bike computer.
When we connect for the first time our sensor, Zwift shall save this sensors end we could be able te rename it as you which.
And when we start a new session you can easily identify if you are connected your right sensors.
Vote +1 even if I don’t need this feature.

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Now that would be a simple but useful feature.

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Bumping this again!!! Shamelessly!

Yes please! As a Zwift employee we can also use this feature in-house.

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This also gets a vote from me :+1:

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Agreed. It’d make life much easier!!!

Shameless bumping for a simple fix :wink:

@Tim_White
One more vote from me. :smiley:

In the meantime - there is way to do this yourself on macOS and Windows.

  1. In Finder / Windows Explorer - go to your Documents\Zwift folder
  2. Open the file called knowndevices.xml. This file stores the list of devices that you’ve already paired with.
  3. Edit the name of your device in each line. Avoid using special characters like apostrophes, ampersands, quotation marks, etc. Do not mess with the numbers in each line.
  4. Save the changes.

Next time you run Zwift the names of your devices should appear as you wish.

Note: this is possible on Windows / Mac. Mobile operating systems (including tvOS) are much more locked down security-wise, so they will not let you dig into system folders.

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This is awesome, I never knew you can do this. never to old to learn something. See you later I am going to rename my HR sensor. :sunglasses:

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Now that is sorted - is there a way to block devices? I never ever want EliteRealTrainer to pair as power or controllable, yet zwift sometimes does this automatically even though i have never selected it myself.

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Will you be renaming it “Gerry [sic] and the Pacemakers”? :rofl:

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Only one wish per day will be granted. LOL

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First step for you is to go into knowndevices.xml and remove that line. While the signal will still be visible, it should no longer auto-pair. If you don’t know which line - delete all the individual <DEVICE> </DEVICE> lines, and pair to your trainer fresh as though this is a new installation of Zwift.

Context question: do you have an ANT dongle on your computer? ANT Controllable signals are recognized quicker than Bluetooth because the BLE Controllable signal won’t broadcast until Zwift has bonded to the BLE Power signal. I have this situation too, and I’m told it’s the nature of ANT vs BLE for the Controllable signal.

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Now I need to come up with some clever names for my devices… :thinking: