Bowflex BXT116 Pause Issue

I have been using my Bowflex BXT116 with Zwift for about 2 months now with fairly great results with one minor exception, pausing it…

The treadmill pairs to Zwift and the speed is synced as expected while running with a minor speed difference which i put down to the treadmill rounding up the exact speed (threadmill will show 7mph while Zwift will show 6.9mph with occasional flickers to 7mph). The biggest issue, however, is that pressing the ‘pause’ button on the treadmill does not have the desired results.

When running at any speed on the treadmill and you press pause the treadmill slows down and stops as expected but Zwift does not show any difference in speed and the avatar continues running at whatever speed it was going when you pressed pause. Pressing the resume/go button on the treadmill starts it up again and the speed increases to return to the speed it was at when you paused it. On Zwift you see the avatar suddenly slow down to 1mph and then it gets faster as the speed increases again.

What I would expect to happen would be that pressing pause would cause the avatar to slow down and stop just like the treadmill does and then start up again when it is unpaused.

Hi Declan,

Thanks for reporting this issue! While there isn’t a workaround for this issue yet, the fix will come from our end, so all you should have to do is keep your game client updated. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue improving Zwift.