tacx vortex setup (newbie)


(john henkel) #1

Hi folks,

I read the similar posts, but I’m still unsure.  I purchased the

https://www.tacx.com/products/trainers/vortex-smart

just to use zwift. I was able to use my smartphone to update the smart trainer firmware to the most recent version.  The trainer has bluetooth and ant+ logos indicating these capabilities, but I also need a ant+ dongle?  This is to plug into my PC’s usb port right?

 

Thanks!

John


(Eric Min) #2

You’ll need the ANT+ dongle and a USB extender cable. This is what the cable looks like. You can also find the same cable on Amazon. 

http://shop.zwift.com/products/zwift-ant-starter-pack

Welcome to Zwift! 


(Steve Phillips) #3

I’ve got Tacx Vortex and as Eric says you need Ant and USB extender.

For those thinking of purchasing Vortex for Zwift I recommend the connected version package, has all you need. 

https://www.rosebikes.com/article/tacx-vortex-smart-t2180-indoor-trainer-full-connected-edition-incl-t2028-ant-antenna-and-t199004-sof/aid:858355