Im having the same issue as Lincoln however instead of going and buying a whole new HR monitor I bought an Anself ANT + device to connect my Garmin Tri HR monitor to Zwift. However Zwift is not picking up the Ant+ device.
I have MacBook pro laptop, TacX Vortex trainer , Garmin Fenix 5 watch, the Ant+ device and the Garmin HR monitor.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
It look like it is trying to connect to your phone, try turning off your phone.
Also check that you don’t have other software that use the ant+ device, I know the Garmin software will do that.
It looks like the Ant+ symbol is showing a ! (exclamation mark) in the small triangle which means it is not working or not present I think.
Thanks mate for your quick response. The “phone” signal is just the bluetooth connecting my trainer through the Zwift companion app on my iPhone 8 so I cant turn the phone off. I’ve read that the bluetooth through the companion app can connect the trainer (and therefore power/cadence/speed) while the Ant+ connects the HR monitor … but maybe not?
And regarding the Ant+ connecting to multiple software programs. i did close down /quit Garmin Express but alas that hasn’t done the trick either. i’m stumped.
Yeah I think you’re right. The question is how to get it working haha.
You trainer broadcasts both ANT+ and Bluetooth. I’d try and turn off the companion and see if you can use ANT+ for both the trainer and HRM.