Zwift looks awesome and I want to be part of it. But there might be some technological hurdles. I’ve read the Support board extensively and haven’t seen any post that addresses my low-tech situation. I’d like to list how I think I can get started with Zwift and either get a “Yeah! Ride on!” or a “DNS”. Help a brother out, won’t you?
A dumb trainer (Not adjustable, not ANT+, just dumb)
Garmin500 w/ heart-rate monitor and cadence sensor
iPhone w/ Zwift app
Laptop w/ Swift loaded w/ APT+ dongle
If I plug one ANT+ dongle into the Garmin (to transmit rider data) and the other ANT+ dongle into the laptop (to receive rider data), will I have the necessary tech in place to send and receive the kind of data (not watts, but some sort of “watt-equivalent data”) that will allow me to use Zwift?
Clearly I’m trying to avoid spending $500+ on either a smart trainer or a power meter. Any useful advice or troubleshooting would be much appreciated.