I used to have an issue where, after i calibrated my elite direto, it suddenly stopped registering resistance from hills. Resistance would change slightly but not nearly enough (e.g., 10% would feel like 2% etc.)
And, it seemed that the watts displayed were low relative to my Stages (on my CX bike) and my power2max (on my MTB).
the resistance problem was solved by getting an ANT+ dongle and connecting directly to the PC rather than using BLE through the iPhone. No problems now and zwift works as intended.
However, the Elite trainer still registers low in comparison to my other PMs, to the tune of a good 15 to 25 watts or so. This may not actually be a bug, it could just represent resistance in the system, heat loss, other efficiency loss, etc., due to the fact that the Elite measures at the rear “wheel” whereas the other PMs measure at the crank.
However, in order to maintain consistency, I have paired the trainer as the “controllable” speed sensor, but separately paired a PM as the power source. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
- Your exact trainer (including the year if applicable) Elite Direto (2017 model)
- The device you’re using to run Zwift iPhone 6 previously (through companion app); now directly on PC using ANT+ dongle
- BLE or ANT+ connection? ANT+
- Zwift Game version most recent
- Trainer Firmware the latest provided by Elite
- Sim or ERG mode Sim