Android users — the wait is over! Today, we’re proud to introduce the TrainerRoad for Android™ beta app.
Current Android Beta Features
- Complete power-based workouts from your Android device.
- Train without a power meter with VirtualPower®.
- Control your smart trainer with PowerMatch.
- Connect your training devices via Bluetooth Smart and ANT+.
We’ll be adding core training features — like the ability to find and follow a training plan and filter workouts by power zone, duration and intensity — to the beta as quickly as possible. Support for Kinetic Smart Control is also currently under development.
Android beta supports the most popular flagship Android phones and tablets running Android 5 Lollipop and higher. It also supports cycling devices (power meters, smart trainers, speed/cadence sensors, heart-rate monitors) with Bluetooth Smart, ANT+ and ANT+ FE-C.
Please note: TrainerRoad will not be adding support for the ANT PowerBeam Pro as it uses a proprietary ANT communication protocol that differs from ANT+.
How TrainerRoad Works with Android
You can use the Android beta via Bluetooth Smart, ANT+ and ANT+ FE-C. Some Android devices are ANT+ compatible on their own, but you may need to install ANT plugins from the Google Play store before they’re ready to use.
Other devices may require an ANT+ dongle. Fortunately, some of these devices work with existing ANT+ USB dongles from your computer and an additional USB-C or phone-specific USB adapter.
It’s important to note: Given the various ways the Android beta communicates via ANT+, some devices may have stronger ANT+ signals than others. If you’re having difficulty using a native ANT+ device, you may need an adapter to train normally. Contact our support team if you run into an issue like this.
Get the Android Beta!
As with every beta app, the Android beta is not a final product so if you run into an issue, please send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hearing your thoughts and experiences with the beta is how we’re going to make the official TrainerRoad Android app great!