tacx vortex setup (newbie)

Hi folks,

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


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?




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. 


Welcome to Zwift! 

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.