I usually run TR/Z on my Samsung S8+ tablet, with an ANT+ dongle. However, with the most recent OS update to UI One 6.0, ANT+ no longer works. I’ve confirmed it’s the OS (dongle works fine with a computer, same behavior regardless of app), and I’ve talked with TR support who said they know of one other user with the same problem.
My power meter is only ANT+. I prefer to use a tablet - it’s just a lot easier to move around, and I don’t want to put Z on my laptop.
Does anyone else use an Android-based tablet that still works with ANT+ even on the most recent update to Android? I’m now toying with the idea of buying a tablet just for trainer usage. I’d prefer not going iOS.
I’m based in the US, if that makes a difference.
I use an ANT+ to Bluetooth bridge to make my old ANT+ gear still work on Bluetooth only devices. 4iiii makes a heart rate strap called Viiiiva that does it. There’s a standalone little device called Cable but I think their config app is iOS only. There may be others out there
I got a USB adapter for the android and down loaded USB drivers from the Play store and it works fine. My Android is relatively ancient though (2019 IIRC).
to the best of my knowledge, iOS will not do ANT+. I too have an old Android so that may not be the best option. The 4iiii is only unidirectional, it receives ANT+ but is not Ant FEC (does not control the trainer). North Pole make the CABLE which has been superseded by a new device WYÛR WYÛR – North Pole Engineering this will talk to and receive. I think this may be the thing you are needing then your Android can work in BLE mode.
Thanks! Yes, I was just looking up CABLE and found that they’ve moved to WYUR. I think you and @nathan are right - that’s going to be my solution. Thanks to you both!!
If you download the ANT+ Tester from Playstore: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quantrity.anttester it will tell you what you are missing to establish ANT+ connections. I had to download the ANT+ plugin/drivers to make get dongle work on my Samsung S6 tablet.
Thanks, I have both the ANT+ Radio and ANT+ USB apps, and ANT+ used to work. It stopped working after the latest OS update, so I really think that Samsung broke something with this OS update.
For what it’s worth, I’m using a Galaxy Tablet with ANT+ fully updated and it’s working fine. It is an embedded chip and not a dongle though.
Galaxy Tab A (8.4", 2020) - purchased new old stock for $100 specifically to run TR via ANT+ for a dual / Zwift setup.
Update: I received a note from the TR Support Team to try something different - in the apps settings, change the “battery” settings for the three ANT+ apps (ANT Radio Service, ANT USB Service, and ANT+ Plugins Service) to “Unrestricted”. I did this, and magically my ANT+ worked perfectly again! I have already ordered the WYUR and it is supposed to be delivered today, so I’ll have that for a backup, but it’s nice that my current setup will still work.
I hate it when OS updates change these settings and it’s nearly impossible to figure out. So glad the TR team was able to come up with this suggestion!!