So I have joined a gym that has several Keiser m3i bikes, and while I have an awesome Zwift setup at home, it might be nice to be able to connect from the gym as well. But I couldn’t tell from previous posts here or elsewhere if I could just buy a converter and use it with whichever bike is free at the gym or not.
Anyone tried this? I know the power will be estimated and possibly wildly different from my home setup, that’s okay.
Interesting, it sounds like the converter receives the Bluetooth signal from the bike, makes some changes to the data format, and then pairs to Zwift also via Bluetooth. This sounds like something @Roberto_Viola could build into the QZ app to make the converter unnnecessary.
qz is already able to connnect to the m3i directly without the converter and send the metrics to zwift! give it a try!
I started on Zwift on a Keiser, I bought a K2pi, and used it for over a year, and fairly recently again as well.
I used the ANT+ one for the record.
It was great for me, just needed USB power.
But I had zero issues, rarely had any drops, and once I resolved a sensor location, never had drops.
But the power metering on the Keiser definitely matches up with my Kickr.
Thanks! I’m not a big video person, and all the text tutorials I’d found were centered on people buying one for home use and permanently attaching the converter, so I couldn’t tell if you could do so temporarily/on a different bike each time. But according to that first video it looks like you can.
Cool! I don’t generally have a second bluetooth device on me to be able to do that, but good to know QZ supports it, and thanks for replying!
If you establish a Bluetooth connection to a device (here, the SmartBike), this connection will remain active until you disconnect it. Usually, simply closing the application that uses the Bluetooth connection (here, Zwift) is sufficient.
However, your smartphone/tablet may not forget the possibility of connecting to the device (SmartBike) because it might automatically save the Bluetooth connection access name/s to the device in its Bluetooth connection list.
In that case, after closing the application (Zwift), you should check if a connection has been established /or is listed in the Bluetooth connection list of your smartphone/tablet that has a name similar to the device (SmartBike). If there is no similar name, everything is fine; otherwise, you should delete that connection name.