I understand that there is no option to push TR workouts into Zwift - fine with that. I wouldn’t expect TR to make workouts compatible with Zwift - different platforms. However, I’ve been doing my long rides on Zwift to take the edge off this lockdown. I don’t want to give up my TR workouts, but I’m also looking for some gamification to keep me motivated so I’m currently doing TR workouts off my phone in ERG mode (bluetooth) while being on Zwift via laptop (bluetooth) where TR/phone control my Kickr. But in case I do a race, what options do I have to sync Zwift workouts back to TR calendar so that I can track my TSS via TR?
Sync my Zwift workout to Strava to sync it back to TR?
Use my wahoo head unit during Zwift ride/race and sync that to TR?
thanks for confirming. i don’t have ANT+ so when i came across the SMART Bike Trainers article i thought it wouldn’t be possible using bluetooth on my laptop to connect to TR AND Zwift without a separate ant+ connection.
Before the lockdown, I was doing my TR weekend workouts outside as a part of longer rides.
Now, I’m doing the same but switching outdoors for Zwift.
Since I find Zwift much more enjoyable when you get to participate in group rides and feel the course, I load the TR workouts on my head unit and loosely follow them while enjoying the gamification of Zwift.
I run Zwift and TR on my PC (not apple) simultaneously. Zwift is Ant+ and TR is Bluetooth. The trick for me is I start up Zwift first. On the opening screen I deactivate the trainer control for Zwift. Once I chose where I’m riding and what bike I want to ride (Tron or Shiv), I load the map and start peddling. Then I’ll launch the TR app on my laptop. Once it’s loaded, I’ll do a calibration for my Kickr Snap. When that’s done I go to my calendar and load the TR workout. Finally, I size the windows of TR and Zwift and away I go!
Two side notes:
A couple of months back I had Bluetooth drop out issues. I upgraded to Windows 10 and zero issues since. I have an Ant+ & Bluetooth dongle that sit down by my Kickr.
Podcast got me on Zwift and Zwift keeps me on my bike and TR keeps me on Zwift.
i think your success with Ant+ is because of your PC…
i tried the same startup as you and I can’t get TR and Zwift on a macbook without purchasing a Ant+ dongle. it’s not the end of the world but during intervals I sometimes lose track of when to pickup the cadence before a sprint since I have the laptop and phone to watch.
I have a MacBook. No problems. I use an ANT+ dongle. I have 2 of them. I prefer ANT+ to BT, but have run it with ANT+ and BT as well, no problems.
@Rocket_Rambo I’m not sure what you’re asking. You have question in the title, but not the body. FWIW, I bounce off Strava. I also bounce off Garmin Connect, but it’s more restrictive in what is shared. I believe it might share a Zwift ride though, as that’s treated differently than a pure trainer ride, in that it might broadcast it to various services, instead of not broadcasting the workout.
Garmin only pushes out workouts generated on it’s devices, which is fair enough, it’s not trying to be strava, so if you link TR to Garmin, they won’t appear in strava or training peaks, strava is just a gate kepper so will sync what ever it gets with what ever is linked to it
With TR controlling the trainer, the terrain in Zwift shouldn’t matter, right? You’ll just put out whatever power the TR workout is asking for. So you could, for example, do a recovery ride up Alpe d’ Huez?
Do you leave the controllable trainer setting in Zwift blank?
For power source in zwift, do you select your trainer or your powermeter? In theory it shouldn’t matter, because TR is controlling the trainer so both should be putting out about the same numbers. But it’s probable that power meters in general can’t take multiple BLE connections, so the trainer might be the safer bet.