Are any of you using an inexpensive (~$50) Apple or Android device that works with both Zwift and Wahoo Kickr apps? If so, what device are you using?
I’m one of 4 people in the world that uses a Windows Phone as my daily driver, so that means I’m out-of-luck for using the Zwift and Wahoo mobile apps. I’m considering buying an inexpensive mobile device (Apple/Android) just to use as a dedicated Zwift device (so I can give “Ride-On” to other riders!) but I could use some help picking a device. Most Apple devices are quite expensive, so I’m thinking it’s going to have to be Android.
Things I’d like to be able to do with the device:
- Update firmware on my Wahoo Kickr
- Perform a spin-down calibration on my Wahoo Kickr
- Use the Zwift mobile app along with the desktop app
Both the Wahoo Fitness app and Zwift mobile app work on most* Android tablets and phones. I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 tablet and it works with both applications and is currently selling for about $125. The large form-factor makes the Zwift application easy to touch and read as compared to a tiny phone screen.
* The Wahoo Fitness apps wouldn’t download from the Google Play store on the Dell Venue 8 Android tablet I purchased. A call to Wahoo confirmed that this tablet was incompatible with their apps, although they don’t know why.