Wahoo Kickr Direct Connect

Everyone, don’t worry this feature is planned to ship alongside the IQ2 power meter, in early Q5 of this or next year :sweat_smile:

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I suspect that direct connection will be an exclusive feature for the upcoming Zwift trainer(s)/smartbike.

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I wouldn’t be surprised if the Zwift Smartbike had a model option for an integrated screen unit.

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This is my suspicion too.

A key selling point would be ease of setup, so we can’t have other hardware also getting easier to setup.

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Really hoping this might be enabled before the Northern Hemisphere winter season (2021!) as it would be so helpful to so many people. Have there been any updates regarding this, since they said they were working on it (months ago)?

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:spaghetti:, right?

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Winter/Turbo Trainer season is now on the horizon (for us in Scotland anyway!), so popped back onto this thread to see if their was any light at the end of the tunnel regarding implementation of this feature. Seems not.

Subscription cancelled and moving to a platform that supports direct connect.

7 months in and not a peep. Unacceptable!

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Apart from two posts above?

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Well let me know how the wait goes!

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Ha, I’m not excusing it taking so long. Not at all. Just saying, there has been an acknowledgement that they’re working on it.

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The warranty on my wahoo device has run out waiting for this feature to drop … maybe wahoo should’ve named it a sterzo to get instant support?

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Considering buying the Kickr V5 and the Direct Connect with Zwift would be a great plus. Its really not only existing Wahooers but also prospective customers that are of concern here. Or should be. While Wahoo is no IT company but isn’t this rather weird they work for months over a software issue? Put please some pressure and provide some technical support to the Wahoo colleagues Zwift…

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This isn’t a Wahoo issue. The connect works on other platforms.

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Yes, you are right, so its the Wahoo people who should put pressure to Zwift, as both end up losing…

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I don’t understand why Zwift is still waiting to agreed on that connection method. This is the best way to secure the experience and avoid bad buzz for them …

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I am interested as well since my trainer is very close to a network switch. I always prefer wired connections for stability.

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I have dropped Zwift and will reconsider when they incorporate direct connect. Went over to Wahoo’s SYSTM. Maybe that is Wahoo’s strategy, give users a reason to switch over to their platform. You would think Zwift should be wanting to prevent that from happening?!

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Good idea. I’ll try it today.
My Direct Connect is plugged in and ready to go.

EDIT: I just watched a few YouTube videos about Wahoo SYSTM. It looks very very interesting. I signed up for a 2 week free trial. Thanks for the tip.

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RGT also works with the direct connect. Not sure if any other apps do.

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