I am new to Zwift and was initially using a dumb trainer with speed, cadence and hr sensors. I successfully got this to work connected to my windows 10 pc by using the android companion app. Frustratingly i could not get any of these sensors to connect over bluetooth directly to the pc.
I enjoyed using Zwift this way but i have recently purchased a Tacx Vortex smart trainer. My god the frustration this has caused. Windows 10 does not see the vortex using windows bluetooth. I can sometimes pair it successfully with the companion app, i dont how or what i do differently but most of the time it will pair the vortex as a power meter and cadence sensor but will not see the vortex as a programmable trainer!
If i use Zwift on my phone it will pair the Vortex successfully, but i dont want to ride looking at my phone screen. What is it with Zwift and bluetooth? why is it so difficult? If i use the Tacx windows app it will pair the Vortex using windows bluetooth and work perfectly. I have read several other posts of people with similar issues with a Vortex and other trainers using bluetooth, will an Ant+ usb dongle be the answer? If anybody has any tips or advice i would be very grateful.
As it stands i have spent more time messing around getting it to connect with bluetooth than riding it. I was tempted to look at other software but i like the social side of Zwift.