Trouble connecting, and today all sensors dropped off in the middle of a training ride.
new Macbook (2015)
mio Alpha 2 HRM
Wahoo Fitness blue SC
I’ve been troubleshooting my bluetooth gear from the start, since I joined a few weeks ago. At first I thought it was because of the very specific order in which the BLEBeta process dictated. That process is tedious and not user friendly. I understand this is a Beta product, but I’m still providing Zwift with the feedback.
I’ve been unable to connect entirely, partial connect (some but not all of my sensors), and least often, a complete connect.
Some things things I did to improve my chances of connecting:
-Close the Zwift app and hard restart your iPhone.
-Close all other apps that want data from your sensors (ex. Wahoo Fitness), and any other apps that have any other bluetooth connections for that matter.
With the sentence above in mind, in contrast, the Wahoo Fitness app connects flawlessly to all of my sensors, so it’s clearly in the Zwift app that the problem resides. An additional reason why I believe this is because, on the paired devices page, even when I have a broadcast symbol emitting from the bluetooth icon (upper left corner), I still cannot pair devices. Devices that the Wahoo Fitness app has no trouble finding. It would be nice to know what that icon means, because, if my iPhone can see my bluetooth smart devices, and my iPhone is connected to my Zwift app on my computer, then it should follow that the Zwift computer app should find them as well.
Today, for the first time, I was in the middle of a training ride with all sensors hooked up, when my Kickr Snap dropped off. Lengthly troubleshooting to no avail.Ultimately I finished my w/o by pairing the blue SC sensor. It was off by over 70 watts from what my Kickr was reading, so I manipulated my Kickr using the “sim” option (Wahoo Fitness app) and tail wind to match up the power in that app, thus my trainer, with the power in the Zwift app. Not a good fix by any stretch, but it allowed me to complete my w/o.
While I’m here a few other items:
The Wahoo Fitness app allows you to “add a sensor” and not only does it pair the sensor, it remembers it for next time, apparently making the handshake process more seamless. I keep mentioning Wahoo Fitness, only because they have broken the code on this Bluetooth stuff.
I do my spindown using the Wahoo Fitness app and it seems to carry over to the Zwift app rather accurately, but it would probably be best to do the spin down in the Zwift app so it can be accomplished at one location/app.
It would be really nice to have a “remember me” block to check so we don’t have to enter our user name/password every time we open the app.
Access to our training history through the computer app (vice online).
An option to remove ghost riders.
A way to save kit, mine reverts back to basic kit with every new log-in.