Hi @matthew_close, thanks for being the first to mention reinstalling Zwift resolved your issue. It’s not clear if this second post means reinstalling didn’t actually work or if this is a separate issue.
Please note: Zwift saves off whatever device was used last. So if you were at a gym or something and used a different device there, then returned home, Zwift will still be remembering that other device even though it isn’t present. In such a situation, if you select your normal hardware and begin an activity, you should find Zwift will have saved the selected device for next time. If not, please reply with details.
Disclaimer for others reading this post: Zwift remembers the devices used in the last session and can automatically re-connect on the next session. There are some caveats though. Specifically for Cycling sport there is an exception for Controllable Trainer device. Zwift can remember the last used Controllable Trainer device, but at the present (May 2023) cannot auto-connect to the device if a different device is being used for Power.
Once the zwift application is reinstalled on android, zwift detects NPE runn directly.
But once the application is turned off, it no longer detects runn
that’s why some users have said it works.
uninstall and install zwift every time before running on zwift
I have been having a similar issue on my android devices since the update. My Polar bluetooth footpod is no longer recognised by my android devices (I recently updagraded phone so I was able to check on two devices). I know the footpod is still working as it was able to pair successfully with my Ipad and Laptop on the zwift app. I generally don’t take my ipad to the gym so I rely on my phone while running on a treadmill using zwift.
I’m don’t think this is a permissions issue; all my phone permissions have been left the same compared to the 1.34 and 1.39 installs.
Opening the app for the first time won’t connect my runpod via bluetooth (won’t connect automatically, nor will the pod appear in device search); but hitting “skip”, and either going into the pairing screen or hitting the exit and reselecting my account will pick up the pod and connect.
Seems to be fairly consistent to reproduce each time I force close the app and then reopen it.
Just to add something else, I think it has something to do with the app defaulting to biking instead of whatever you used last. Before the last update it always defaulted to running for me and my treadmill was found before i even searched for it, now it defaults to biking no matter what I exercised last
has this issue been acknowledged by Zwift yet? There’s three or more threads on this making it sound like running is largely broken (is it just on Android?) but no mention of any problems in the 1.39 known issues thread
Since the latest update, [Game Update 1.39 [May 2023], my stryd pod will not connect to zwift. It does not connect to any device. I’ve tried two android phones, an iphone, and my pc. None of those work. I thought I might be having an issue with my stryd pod, but it connects fine to my Garmin watch without any problems with both bluetooth and ant+. The stryd pod will also connect to my phone in the styrd app using bluetooth. The stryd pod is fully updated, the only change is the latest game update, 1.39.