Cadence is not working properly

I was having this same issue of the cadence sensor always reading low and in the 60s. I haven’t done a ride but just got it to appear to read correctly for the first time ever. I did this by pairing/finding the speed and cadence sensors separately.

I did this by spinning the wheel and letting the speed sensor and establish a connection.

I then spun the cranks backwards to wake the cadence sensor and let it establish a connection.

I then hopped on and took the bike for a short ride and the cadence was magically reading correct. I did this on two separate tests and the cadence appeared to finally read right both times.

Before I was just spinning the cranks which in kind spun the wheel and woke and paired both sensors at the same time. Doing it this was never got my cadence to read correctly.

Hopefully my results last for a full ride.

1 Like

This essentially worked for me as well. I was having the same problem that the speed sensor seemed to be working well but cadence was definitely off, never going above 70 +/- rpms.

I tried your method, rotating the wheel to wake up the speed sensor without cadence. But as soon as speed sensor connected, the cadence sensor also connected even though the crank had not moved (are the two sensors somehow linked to each other?).

Anyway, I then took the battery out of the cadence sensor as a way to turn it off. Zwift still picked up speed and cadence but said “No Signal”. So, I then took the battery out of the speed sensor as well. Then I put the battery back in the speed sensor and connected it to Zwift. No cadence device was found so I was only connected to speed sensor. Then I put the cadence sensor battery back in, put it back on the crank, and woke it up. Then Zwift found the cadence sensor and connected to it.

And voila, speed and cadence readings both seem accurate. I suspect the two sensors somehow communicate with each other and this link needs to be “broken” in order to get the accurate cadence reading. Hope it helps.

Thanks for the tip. This worked for me.