This afternoon I got a Connection Failure message across the devices top left. Except it didn’t look like this
since all my devices were working properly. It was only when I started to feel a bit alone in the world that I realized that my computer had lost the network connection (my ISP sent a text message later about a fiber being cut nearby).
According to the release notes of this feature:
Added a notification to inform Zwifters when they lose connection to their ANT+ or Bluetooth device, or the Zwift servers.
I strongly recommend to split this message into two different messages in two different places since these are two very different failures; one message for Device Connection Failure (ANT+ and BLE) and another message for Network Failure. There is little to nothing in common with these two failure scenarios.
I think the network connection failure message is already ever so slightly different, in that the grey bar runs the whole width of the window. (That’s at least what I got the time I decided to reboot my router after already entering a world…)
It is possibly slightly different, but if so then that difference was completely lost on me as I was riding.
It took me quite some time to figure out that the message was telling me in this case that there was a network failure. It was only when I realised that I was suddenly alone in London that I looked at the network status of my computer.
Think you’re right Anna …
Not sure why they cant change the messaging to be a bit more obvious. Maybe the change related to a few people complaining about clicking the msg and getting the pairing screen when it was a network issue, which the pairing screen had nothing to do with. All very unintuitive UX that with a bit more effort would have been a really good win.
Just moving the message to the center of the screen when the issue is the network and not ANT+/BLE (instead of having the message on top of the devices) and changing the message to say “Network Disconnected” would help a lot.
Some good points here.
I would think different wording will be in order.
Network connection failure.
Paired device failure.
maybe you can come up with better words.
I don’t think the words that I yell and scream when it happens to me would be appropriate
Careful you might offend Alexa/Cortana/Siri.
They should also add the ability to dismiss the message, esp. if it were moved to a more central part of the screen.
“connection disconnected” is strange wording. i sort of wish it said “power disconnected” or “cadence disconnected” or “controllable disconnected”. maybe that level of detail is not necessary and it should just say “a device is disconnected”.
i think Heart Rate failure could be a good warning to have!
at least NOT take you to the paired devices when it is a network connection issue, as it stops you dead in your tracks for no reason.
Agree with this. Would be super nice if it would say what had lost connectivity.
This is very much needed.