Better to use Bluetooth or Ant?

(Scott Olsen) #1

I just purchased a hammer and setup zwift on my macbook pro. I’m currently having some issues with the resistance, from time to time I lose all resistance and have to let the freewheel slow down to near 0 before the resistance kicks back in and I can start pedaling again. Not ideal for workouts or races as it usually takes 2 or 3 minutes.

I’m wondering if it’s better to be connect via bluetooth or ant and if there is anything else I can do to fix this problem.

(Lin Alan) #2

There is a whole thread for resistance and Bluetooth issues.

BLE Issues

Out of convenience I prefer to use my Apple TV 4K which only supports Bluetooth. That said, if I use ANT+ w/my MacBook Pro, everything is rock solid. I have never had an issue. That said, I recommend a USB extension cable to put the ANT+ dongle under your trainer or bottom bracket to minimize any possible signal strength or interference issues.

(Vincent W.) #3

Thanks @Lin

And yes, if you are having trouble with BLE and you have an ANT + connection available it could definitely help.