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Multiple Trainer Options Visible while Pairing over ANT+


When searching for a smart trainer under the Power and Controllable Trainer categories over ANT+, you may see multiple options show up: one of these represents an older ANT+ protocol while the other represents the newer ANT+ FE-C protocol. Mixing the protocols, i.e. pairing to the older ANT+ option under Power and the newer FE-C option under Controllable Trainer, can cause issues ranging from a lag between effort and power to a disconnect in how resistance feels on hills.


This is easy to solve by not pairing mismatched trainer names. For example, pairing "Tacx Pwr" under "Power" and "Tacx Neo" under "Controllable Trainer" will cause problems, but pairing "Tacx Neo" under both won't. To avoid this issue, we recommend pairing to the same item in both categories, i.e. Tacx Neo under both Power and Controllable Trainer.

As we're still documenting this issue, the list below of the correct trainer selection to pair with is not complete, and we'll be adding to it as we learn more.

  • Tacx Trainers: Pair to Tacx "TrainerName" in both Power and Controllable Trainer
  • Wahoo Trainers: Pair to KICKR in both Power and Controllable Trainer
  • Elite Trainers: Pair to Elite ANT+/FE-C in both Power and Controllable Trainer
  • CycleOps: Pair to CycleOps "TrainerName" in both Power and Controllable Trainer
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