I just received my new Tacx Neo Smart trainer, and wanted to test it with a more appealing application than what would come with the Tacx box. I used Zwift mobile link application to connect to Tacx via bluetooth, and ran the Zwift on a Win desktop computer. Both devices are in the same home wifi domain. The connecting to trainer itself is slow. Once the Tacx trainer connection was established it would normally drop after 5-10 minutes when I used my Sony android mobile phone. I tested it with the Apple IPhone as well, and there the connection is lost even sooner. With the android phone it is necessary to reboot the phone to enable further connecting! Even before this the transmitted power values are sometimes very oscillating, and cadence is often not given. I triplechecked the trainer by running the mobile phone Tacx app, and all is stable there and after immediate bluetooth connection.
So my Zwift evaluation so far was very much frustrating. I ordered the ANT+ transceiver by Tacx to overcome this, and I should have it in a week. I will definitely not go for any monthly subscription before I successfully evaluated the functionality.
Is there a good technical reason for the Zwift win desktop SW does not support Bluetooth?