Technogym Skillbike with Zwift iOS

Guys, how do you like it with the bike? Would you advice it, is the price too high? And do the bike have resistance controlled?

I’ve a manual hot to connect the skill bike to Zwift, but it’s in italian.

I found this a very frustrating experience. The bike software is very buggy. Lost cadence readings and was at point doing 30 KMH in a flat road in London without pedalling. Then the bike controls crashed. Think this is to do with firmware update to allow the bike to connect to Zwift. Had to switch to a Watbike to compete a rather disjointed FTP test. Shame as it could be a real winner if TG get their acted sorted out for those who rather pay for Gym subs rather than a 500-1000 quid TT.

So it’s not to buy, especially thinking how expensive is.

Well … I’m using it at home since Christmas. Only thing that doesn’t (yet) works is cadence, but actually you can read that on skillbike display (I’m using it with an Ipad on top of the bike native display). Of course I’m not an expert on those things, but seems to me it works quite well and for this period I’m interested in doing a training plan. When the exercise needs a stronger resistance to keep same cadence but higher effort, it works as it should. Before I had updated both the bike’s firmware and zwift app it seemed they were not working 100% properly, but now it’s ok. When you just take a tour or a race, resistance hardens accordingly and so you can switch gears (8) to choose the appropriate cadence-effort. I agree that is pricy if compared to some other solution, but one thing i definitely like is that the construction is really solid, difficult to imagine that after some months it starts to make noises or flex in some point. I’ve contacted assistance at technogym for firmware upgrade they were very effective and quick on any question i’ve asked, good after sale service, indeed.

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Sounds like you had a better experience then me. Since my last post manage one ride that almost completed then lost connection to my Zwift avatar. Tried again yesterday and ok for a couple of miles then ERG connection and gears stared going all over the place. Gears wouldn’t move. Felt like I was going up a 10% climb on a flat while others were zipping past me at 25!mph. Admittly using in a gym (which the bike is designed for) with lots of Bluetooth users and WiFi bandwidth perhaps an issue. Also no cadence on Zwift App. This could be a real winner for gym users but still to be convinced.

Hi!
Do not pedal at all during pairing!!!
You need a user account in the Wellness App.
To “log in” use the camera on your ipad and read the QR code
Now skillbike shows you logged in
Now start Zwift and start ride (so it starts to look for bluetooth hook up)
Zwift will ask Skillbike for connection.
You will need a Whaoo cadence/heart rate band
Now the cadence/HR from belt and watt/controlled trainer will all hook up
You can pedal now.

Tried these steps today and everything worked. Admittedly it was my first time on Zwift so not much to compare to. Agree that gearing feels a bit off especially on flat sections though. I think for now this setup is good enough for me so saves me from buying a turbo trainer!

Has anyone managed to use it with an iPad? I’m using it at the gym and the phone holder is nice but the iPhone screen is just too small

Still does not work fully for me. Keeps connecting and disconnecting and it says no signal on zwift when it is indeed connected.

So frustrating

Lots of problems getting the skillbike and Zwift to communicate. But success the last 2 days in the first attempt. Here`s what I did.
Using a Huawei phone.
Dont touch the pedals at all
Logging in to the bike using Wellness app and the QR code.
Opening the Zwift app with BT on
First when the Zwift page with paired devices openes I touch the pedals.
Start pedaling. The skillbike is recognized , I OK that, and at tehe same time OK the message on the bike screen.

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Yes Roy, that worked for me in the first attempt. Thumbs up :+1:t2:

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Hi Paula. Which tablet mount are you using?

Hi all,

thought I should chip in. After some serious deliberation decided to jump for the skillbike and based on the comments above started to connect everything. So far, everything works like a charm following these steps:

  • Log in to the skillbike using the Technogym “My Wellness” app on the Iphone
  • Startup Zwift on the Ipad and the Zwift app recognizes the Skillbike without issues. I am also using a Wahoo TICKR to monitor my heart rate and that is recognized as well.
  • The skillbike will recognize that Zwift wants to connect, you need to press “agree”
  • the screen on the skillbike will change to a generic mode with the cadence, power, power balance and gears.
  • Start pedalling and the feedback from Zwift is recognized by the Skillbike

I will keep you updated as things progress but so far (apart from one connection drop) I did not have any issues.

Hi Paula. I know your post was from a long time ago but having just purchased a SkillBike I’m just wondering which product you purchased to sit your tablet over the console as in your picture. It looks very good.

Hi Timo, did you manage to get a decent mount for the tablet? Did Paula respond?

Just recieved the Skillbike today - setup was instant possible - everything went smooth for the start - will keep you updated

Just finished a freeride as well as a ERG Mode ride with the Skillbike that was connected through Bluetooth with my AppleTV - all smooth

Is it true that the Technogym app, which connects to Zwift…is only available on Apple devices? Having had two years, not having an Android app seems a little off. Can the Technogym “app” be run under Windows on a PC, or is Apple TV or an Apple Device a prerequisite for one of these things? Thanks!

I have only tried wihth an Iphone, but the app is available to Android, there is not reason for not working. I can only use the bike at my work’s gymn…and lately that happen not os often.

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Hi Paula , which mount are you using for Skillbike ?
I’m not able to find one !

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@Panumbris @ash_taylor @Dave_Luyckx

Hi all, I recently purchased a skilllbike as well, however, I’m having a difficult time integrating the devices and platforms and I sure would appreciate some help as you are the only people in the world I know who are using the Technogym Skillbike with Zwift. Is it possible to PM each of you? I am new to the forums, or at least to posting. Thanks so much!!!