Hi, apologies if this has been asked before, but I’ve just upgraded to a Neo 1 from a Vortex Smart and need to check a potential issue…
I normally train on Trainerroad, connecting to a MacBook Pro via Ant+ with Garmin HR band and cadence sensor to run workouts in Erg mode. Today, I tried using the Neo for the first time, connecting via Bluetooth and after loading the latest firmware update via the Tacx Utility app.
I ran Pettit, which I have completed several times before, but it felt much harder than previously, with my HR approximately 25 beats per minute higher. To test out my set up, I attached my Assioma Favero power meter pedal and Garmin Edge 520+ to see how the power compared - it appears that the power on TrainerRoad was approximately 20-30 watts lower than the readout on from my power meter. To further test, I closed TR and ran the Tacx app on my iPhone, set resistance to 200w and that was roughly consistent with the readout on my Garmin unit.
Is this correct? I’ve read around a few different places that suggest connecting to Mac via Bluetooth to run TR is problematic, especially with the latest firmware. I have an Ant+ dongle - would I be better to use this instead of Bluetooth?
Hope you can help - let me know if you need any more info.