Hi All! At the risk of sounding like I’m whining, any tips on how to improve accuracy of an older Stages Power meter paired with a basic mechanical trainer when using Zwift? It seems my effort often isn’t displayed in my wattage. For instance, I’ll be pedaling at a good pace on relative flat and my avatar might even dismount my virtual bike! (FWIW, I’m new to Zwift but a triathlete for a few years IRL.)
it sounds like you are getting signal drop outs - your avatar will only stop when you are not producing any power (or zwift is not receiving any power data at least)
what set up do you have? pc/apple/android - do you use bluetooth or ant+?
I’m using Apple (MacBook Pro or IPad Pro with Zwift Companion on iPhone. I do get dropouts at times where it shows - - on wattage and other times it just seems the wattage is reading really low. Not all the time, but I’m wondering if there is something to check/change with my trainer? It’s very basic. Thanks for reply btw
Are you using an ANT+ dongle with an extension cable to connect to your Macbook? I find it to be more reliable than using BT with mine.
Hmmm. No just the Bluetooth. It seems maybe less drops on the iPad? I guess it’s not a big deal in any case - just kind of discouraging and makes it tough or impossible to do group rides. Thanks!
I’m recently bought an Elite Novo Smart (wheel on) trainer for £180 in Halfords less 10% British Cycling discount so £162! Also bought an Ant+ dongle and connect the trainer and my Garmin watch HR all to a pc with limited drop out and a great experience. Can’t recommend the trainer enough for the money!
Hmmm thanks! I was hoping to get by with no new equipment, but maybe a small upgrade would make sense!