My Garmin 1030 updated today to OS 9.0.
After updating, I got a prompt recognizing my “smart trainer” and the Indoor Cycling activity brings up a menu that looks like I might be able to control ERG mode from my Garmin.
Is it possible to push TR “outdoor” workouts to my Garmin and use my Garmin to control my smart trainer? I don’t use the TR outdoor feature myself, otherwise I would have given it a shot, but was curious if anyone has given it a try yet…
That should work… but you’ve just come full circle. TrainerRoad will likely do a much better job of trainer control when you’re indoors.
Haven’t tried TR outdoor workouts but done TP created workouts. Don’t think that it’s any better or worse than TR controlling it but not sure I see the point of it unless one forgets their phone, PC, tablet, etc. to run TR.
I saw that too on my 530. I notice the resistance setting within the activity. While it might be great for non TR users as @GPLama said TR will do a much better job and better experience. In a pinch it is good that it is there.
530 upgraded to 5.0.
For indoor workouts I’m dual recording - iPhone running TrainerRoad and 530 recording for all the Firstbeat metrics and advice. Would be nice to run TR workouts directly on 530 but it would need to support PowerMatch.
One possible use case for running the workouts on a head unit is for the older and now unsupported hardware like the CycleOps PowerBeam Pro trainer. That was dropped in the latest PC/Mac update and I expect the same for the pending mobile update.
So the Garmin/Wahoo device control might be a way for people to extend the useful life for some older trainers.
I’m curious to try it. I also dual run my phone with my Garmin like @bbarrera, but I just stopped using Powermatch because my PMs, Neo trainer and Neo bike are all pretty close to each other.
I have issues on Android cycling between TR and like Google Play Music or when using TR and casting/ streaming video to my TV. Maybe the simpler Garmin interface will be less crash-y.