Connecting to Tacx Vortex Smart and delay problems


(Onno Van Zanten) #1

Hi all,

90% of the time I want to ride on zwift I’m having connection problems.
I have to reset my wahoo Tickr everytime, which means removing the battery, and put it back in again.
When I’m luck my tacx Vortex Smarts connects after a minute or 2, but the question always is, will I have any delay when changing the resistance. Last couple of days the delay is about 3 to 4 minutes(!).

I tried almost everything I could find;
Resetting my bluetooth on my mac, disconnect the Vortex from power for a couple of minutes. I closed all other bluetooth connections my mac has, turned of my fan, made sure there were no metal parts around the vortex and bike… calibrated the tacx before every ride and so on and so on…

Any ideas?
Thanks


(Paul Allen) #2

I think you would have less issue if you used an ANT+ dongle and a USB extension cable, instead of using Bluetooth.


(Onno Van Zanten) #3

Hi Paul,

Thanks for the reply. I’m trying to get a ANT+ Dongle working, but it does not work. Don’t know it is my mac, Zwift or the dongle.

Out of options at the moment, think I need to swich to the Tacx trainer app for now.

Cheers!
Onno