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.
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.
“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”.