Exactly what do I need for trainerroad
This has probably been done before, but assuming I’m not going to buy a power meter, what do I need to use trainerroad with virtual power?
I have a Mio 105 which alledgedly is ANT+ compatible but it doesn’t seem as though they do a dedicated PC receiver/usb dongle thing.
Is all I need a set of wheel magnets for a Garmin and a Garmin PC dongle to receive the data? Or will a Mio sensor transmit to a Garmin dongle receiver?
Or have I got totally the wrong idea?Posted 4 years ago
Yes, the Mio does do cadence and speed and claims to be ANT + but I didn’t know if it was like Bluetooth or whether different brands of sensor will talk to different brands of receiver.
I have a heart rate strap for the Mio, so I could buy the Garmin dongle to see if it all hooks up.Posted 4 years ago
i have some garmins, a mio 305hc and 3 diff brytons, and they all interchange using each others makes sensors and hr straps, the only odd one is bryton gps dont like the btwin/decathlon sensor, it messes up the trip time/total time, bryton are aware of the issue, and yes its helpful to have a listed trainer, but thats only an issue if you want to use the virtual power featurePosted 4 years agoH1ghland3rSubscriber
Just plug the USB dongle into your PC and it should install automagically. 🙂 There is a hardware setup tab on the TrainerRoad software, scan for ANT+ devices while you are wearing the HR strap and rotating the pedals and it should pickup all your sensors, then you are good to go.
I did have to get a USB extension cable so that I could have the dongle lying on the floor under the bike as I was having an issue with the dongle picking up the signal from where my PC is in relation to the bike, YMMV.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
So if I buy a Garmin dongle, does it come with any software to tell me what data it is receiving – or is it still additional third party software such as trainerroad?
It’s all done in trainerroad. Just plug in the dongle, and the rest is self explanatory in the menu. I don’t think garmin have any software to see the raw data.
You don’t need the GPS unit switched on, unless you want to log the workout on that for some other reason.
Someone on here had issues with the Decathlon sensor, I just bought cheep garmin ones on ebay.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
You do need some garmin software, its on the site, under downloads or something, its self explanatory.
Once in trainerroad you just open the workout, and 2 buttons pop up, one to buy the video, the other to browse for it, assuming youve bought it already click that and it just loads up, click play and start suffering.Posted 4 years ago
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