By way of background info, I’m using an Apple TV (will be adding a feature request to “un-end” a workout on that note shortly!) and a Wattbike Atom. I’ve got the companion app on iPhone, and in general all is good - Zwift picks up the bike for cadence & power and heart rate from my Apple Watch (via the companion app). So far so good.
When I do an organised workout - e.g. Zone Benchmarking or Pedalling Drills in the Build Me Up plan - which has “free ride” sections, the ERG does not disconnect. It doesn’t seem to matter whether I try using the action button on the right shifter or the ERG/Incline toggle in the companion app… the bike stubbornly attempts to hold whatever power setting was last used on ERG.
This is annoying on the zone benchmarking, because what’s meant to be a 1 minute interval at a set power becomes 1 minute plus the next free ride interval at the same power and that makes the results less meaningful than they should be. On the pedalling drills one, however, it’s a nightmare. I’m sure there are many cyclists better than me who are capable of unclipping a foot and continuing a cadence unchanged… but I’m not. I unclip one foot, my cadence slows a bit, the resistance goes up to keep the power output constant, and then I’m dead in the water as my (one-legged) cadence slows further.
ERG itself seems to work fine, and “non-ERG” rides are also fine - if I set off on a group ride or whatever and use it in gear mode all is ok… it just seems to be the switch from ERG to not (NB, the power “segment” on the companion app disappears to show that it’s not intentionally controlling it) that doesn’t actually do anything and can’t be overridden on the bike itself. Gear shifters do work, so you can drop the resistance to get pedalling again… but as soon as you stop pressing the button you’re fighting the bike as it tries to get back to the previously set power.
Any suggestions? is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong?