So I recently rebuilt my computer, and part of that was using a motherboard with built-in antennae powered bluetooth 5, thinking this will be great for using Zwift and getting around some of the odd connection fluctuations I had before.
Mostly, this has been a big success! However, I find that on very odd occasions (maybe once every 2 hours of riding on average, but pretty random) I get a complete drop out for bluetooth where both my kickr and cadence sensor provide nothing to Zwift for about 10 seconds, then it picks up again. I have updated my drivers, including full uninstall and reinstall but although the issue gets better it never gets completely fixed.
Im not sure if this is a system side issue or an app issue, but since I will hopefully be joining a team for some TTTs shortly, I would like to find a way around it without having to buy an ant+ dongle or similar.
So to the question: If I connect using the zwift companion app instead and use that as a bridge, I have heard there can be quite some lag. Has anyone experienced this before? What was it like? And how reliable has it been?
If it is not a particularly sensitive setup which could see me lagging out behind team mates in TTTs, does anyone have any other ideas on fixing the issue?
Thanks everyone for reading and for your help!