Elite Drivo using Bluetooth on Apple TV, no resistance, spinning out on flats/sprints

resistance

(Michael Sullivan) #1

Hi,

I’ve got the same problem as everyone else who’s using an Elite Drivo on Apple TV. No resistance during sprints, flat sections. I only use Zwift for races and this is ruining my Zwift experience. The only reason I bought an Apple TV was for Zwift. There’s clearly an issue with Elite trainers on Zwift in simulation mode when using Bluetooth that is being ignored by both Zwift and Elite.

Can someone please sort this??

Thanks


(Steve Hislop) #2

Hi. I too am using this setup, Drivo BLE to Apple TV.

I find that there is a lag when using ERG in training mode. Sometimes it’s not a problem but there are times I find if difficult to sit at the power without it fluctuating all over the place no matter how steady my cadence is. This in turn will effect my training, especially if I have to go from a high cadence to low. The resistance barely kicks in and I just spin out for a while at which point I’m gaining nothing. I know it’s not my Drivo as it never has this issue when using Elites own software packages. Anyone else experiencing this - on any setup?


(Aaron Zwanzig) #3

@Michael_Sullivan and @Steve_Hislop, Are you guys pairing your trainers through the companion app? And if so, is it on an android device? I ask because I think there is a problem with the interface between Zwift on the Apple TV and the Companion app on Android devices. Although I don’t have a Drivo trainer (I have a Wahoo Kickr) I have had similar experiences when I paired my Kickr through the Android Companion app. Laggy and unstable resistance changes in ERG mode, and getting stuck in ERG mode after a workout when it should have switched back to sim mode.

I have had consistently good results when I pair the Kickr directly through the Apple TV.


(Steve Hislop) #4

I don’t use the companion app. Only as my WiFi comes via a broader network provider and thus my phone and turbo can’t see each other. I have used it connected through my phone’s 4G net but that makes zero difference. I personally don’t find the companion app useful. I pretty much start and don’t touch my phone, I’m not there to chat etc. Anyway, regardless of where the connection comes from the problem is the same with or without app.


(Vincent W.) #5

Hey @Steve_Hislop @Michael_Sullivan you all are experiencing this through free ride correct? Is ERG mode completely useless for you all as well? Investigating.


(Steve Hislop) #6

Hi. Pretty much all my rides have been workouts less a few races where ERG doesn’t apply.

I had it the other night, had to go from a 90 cadence doing 180w down to 60 pushing same watts. I never in a whole minute got it to get me anywhere near the target. I even once had it struggle to get to 200w in a low cadence and when I looked down I was in my 12 tooth 2nd highest gear. But then I’ve also had to do the spin up from a low cadence to say 100 and it will go mental. Even being slow and taking a good few seconds to get there it over and under compensates like a yo-yo and by the time it’s settled down that particular segment of the training could be over so I don’t get the star or even half a star.