I’ve borrowed a Elite Direto from a friend to see if indoor training and zwift was something for me. So far the experience hasn’t been fantastic and I’ve ran into several issues.
First I tried to get the laptop (Win10) to work. I connected just fine using BT and Elite:s own program. Moved over to zwift, did not work at all. After a while I realised Zwift needed the companion app for some reason so I tried using that. After a very frustrating experience with disconnecting and rebooting everything several times I finally got the connection running, only to not having the avatar move at all when I tried to ride. The cadence meter moved, but not watts. Gave up. To be clear, I NEED the companion app? Even though the option to connect directly via bluetooth is present in the interface? Granted, I seem to have a faulty built-in BT connector in the laptop but I’ve disabled that and been using a BT dongle that works fine for the Elite app.
I then moved over to my kids iPad Air 2 and that worked much better. Everything connects. Did a ramp test and tried a ride the next day but after a while it started to run down the km:s - 10 to go, 9, and so on. I read if you start via iOS I’ll only get 25 km BUT I did register via laptop and got it running there so I thought the 7 days was what applied? When I got down to 0 km and “trial expired” the avatar didn’t stop, I could still ride and it seemed to work and register watts and distance. What’s the deal? I tried searching but most information I find is a few years old now. Can I ride again tomorrow when I got some free time to try a structured workout?