Because of Bluetooths communication protocol it can transmit data faster than ANT+, roughly 64x per second, 16x faster than ANT+. When using Bluetooth, once a connection between two devices has been made, no other bluetooth accessories can connect to the same device.
Can you connect ANT+ to Zwift?
The desktop (PC and Mac) version of Zwift lets you connect directly to ANT+ devices using an ANT+ dongle, but if you want to connect ANT+ sensors to Zwift for iOS you will need to purchase a device which acts as a bridge between the ANT+ devices and Bluetooth.
Can you use Bluetooth for Zwift?
As you can see, Zwift supports just two ways of communicating wirelessly: Bluetooth or ANT+. Fortunately, today nearly all smart trainers communicate in both Bluetooth and ANT+ simultaneously, making it easy to connect a smart trainer to your Zwift device of choice.
Is ANT+ needed for Zwift?
What equipment do I need to play Zwift? However you dont have to splash out on an expensive smart turbo trainer to be able to use Zwift. At the most basic level you can use any old turbo trainer combined with an ANT+ or Bluetooth speed sensor (although the system will work better with a power meter).
Do I need Bluetooth on my PC for Zwift?
Zwift doesnt talk to Bluetooth on a Windows PC at all - doesnt matter what type of bluetooth it is. If you have a iPhone or Android phone you can use that as a bridge to your PC via wifi and it can relay the bluetooth signal. You can get an ant+ dongle pretty cheaply.
Why cant Zwift detect heart rate monitor?
Check to see if theres any other applications running that are connected to your HR monitor. If you find any of these applications, force quit them to disconnect your device. If youre still unable to locate your HR monitor, consider changing the battery in the device.
Why does my Zwift keep losing connection?
If you find that your wattage is fluctuating - dropping to zero and/or spiking - its likely that Zwift isnt receiving all of your data packets due to your Bluetooth low energy (BLE) signal receiving interference. This means anything transmitting on or interfering with that frequency can also interfere with BLE.
Is Zwift worth it without a smart trainer?
For best experience, a smart trainer is recommended for Zwift. However, if you only have a classic trainer, then getting a power meter or a speed and cadence sensor for your bike will make it possible for you to enjoy Zwift.
Can you use Zwift without WiFi?
To ride Zwift offline, all you need to do is log into the Zwift desktop application when youre online (because Zwift needs to authenticate your username and password) and then unplug your network cable (or disable your wireless adapter, in the case of a laptop or WiFi enabled desktop).