Wasn’t exactly a secret but now that it’s being openly mentioned on here:
I think speculation is fair game. The question is, what can it bring to the market that hasn’t already been available from Tacx, Wahoo, Elite and others for years now? What further innovation is out there for a trainer?
I guess the main thing (and presumably the number one barrier for most people) is some sort of resolution to dropouts and connection problems. So something similar to Wahoo’s Direct Connect, which does away with ANT+ and Bluetooth altogether. A cynical person may suggest that’s why they’re dragging their heels in supporting Wahoo’s protocol, if the intention is for such a thing to be a USP of their own device…
Following on from that could be in-house certification for power accuracy, allowing for ‘Zwift trainer only’ races. It would probably need to have some form of internal/self calibration (like a Kickr V5) for that to work though.
What else is there? Would you buy a Zwift trainer?