Can you help clarify setup with Tacx Flux? Confused by contradicting information


(Clau Saez) #1

Dear All,

I’m ordering a Tacx Flux, to ride Zwift. 

Tax website advises to get a USB ANT+ antenna, which is not cheap.

I read also that you need an ANT+ dongle for your computer…

Can’t I just pair it over Bluetooth, like I also read,  and save a few $$? 

For pairing I can use an iPhone, or a MacBook Pro. I can mirror the iPhone screen over wifi to a TV in case you need to keep the iPhone close to the trainer.

I would greatly appreciate the advice of an experienced Zwifter.

I’m making a huge effort to buy this trainer, and I don’t want to spend money on accessories if they are not strictly necessary.

Thank you!

 


(Paul Allen) #2

You do not need the Tacx antenna, you would just need a USB dongle and a USB extension cable.

or you could use the Zwift Mobile Link to bridge the Bluetooth signal to a PC

or you could just use the build in Bluetooth in a Mac.

or you could use the Zwift app on an IPhone/iPad and use a lightning to HDMI to connect it to a TV.

or you can just run Zwift on the iPhone or iPad without sending it to a TV.

You have options to use Zwift with that trainer since it broadcasts in both Ant+ and BLE.


(Lucas Pretto) #3

Hi.

The Zwift do not read a Blooth signal from de TACx Flux.

In the tacx app its working, but when i try to do in my Iphone APP, the signal do dot works.

Why?

Tks

Pretto


(Paul Allen) #4

Lucas,

You need to make sure that the trainer is not connected to any other app or device using Bluetooth, Bluetooth can only connect to one device or app at a time.