Just learning/using Zwift, so i do appreciate any help. So, i’m trying to see how to use my cadence/speed sensors, correctly with Zwift. First, i’m using a Tacx Flow Smart trainer. I also have a Garmin 520 with both speed and cadence sensors.
I need to really understand what connecting by Bluetooth or ANT+ really means. I thought i understood, but apparently, nothing is connecting/pairing. Now, for my Garmin sensors, it says they are ANT+/BT compatible. However, from what i’m reading and experiencing, and extra connection is required. I guess for my iPhone/iPad, i need a ANT+ dongle (Wahoo ANT+ key). Is this correct??
When i’ve connected to Zwift, using my iPad, my Cadence sensor was detected, however, i know the reading were way off…only really got up to about 50 RPM. This morning, i decided to use my MacBook instead and used the Tacx USB ANT+ antenna, and i found it to be more accurate. All my sensors were detected, paired and gave more accurate readings.
With ALL of this said, is it better to have that extra connection for better pairing/readings? For my MacBook, i use the USB ANT+ antenna…for my iPhone/iPad use the Wahoo ANT+ key? I really appreciate any help with this issue.