Device Connections

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Getting Started

Once you've chosen a workout and pressed the play button the workout player view will appear.  Initially, you will see the SETTINGS menu opened to the DEVICES tab (Figure 1).  

If this is your first workout in The Sufferfest Training Center you won't see any devices connected, but after setting up your connections they will appear here and The Sufferfest app will connect to them automatically.

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Figure 1

Note: Ant+ support is not available on iOS devices.  When viewing this menu in iOS you will not see the Ant+ icon at the top of the menu.  

Please review this help article for more information on iOS Ant+ connections.

Finding And Selecting Devices

 1.  Click the 'Add Devices' button in the DEVICES tab of the menu (Figure 2)

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Figure 2

2.  A new menu will open that shows the devices that are available to connect.  Click the 'Connect' option next to each device that you would like to add.  You can now click the 'X' in the top left of this menu or click the 'Hide Devices' button to close it (Figure 3).

Note: Depending on whether you have Bluetooth, Ant+, or both enabled you will see some animation next to the Bluetooth and Ant+ icons.  This means that the app is looking for connections.

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Figure 3

3.  With your sensors connected, you can now choose how The Sufferfest app uses those sensors.  Make note of the connection icons below the sensor name (Figure 4).  We will cover what each of these icons means below. 

Note: When the app sees a smart trainer you will also see a 'Settings' section at the bottom of its box in the menu.  Clicking on this will allow you to select between Erg and Level modes (Figure 4).

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Figure 4

4.  Once you have your sensors connected and their connection type selected you are ready to ride.  To close the SETTINGS menu just click the 'X' in the top right of the screen.

Connection Icons

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KICKR Climb

If you have a Climb connected to your KICKR you will see this option

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Trainer Control

If you have an interactive smart trainer and you are connected with Bluetooth or Ant+ FE-C you should see this option

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Power

Power can come from a smart trainer, power meter, or Virtual Watts setup

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Cadence

Cadence can come from a cadence sensor, power meter, or in some cases a smart trainer

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Speed

We use virtual speed to calculate speed in The Sufferfest app.  See this article for some more information on how we make this happen

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Heart Rate

Heart rate can be captured using any compatible heart rate monitor

 

 

Still Stuck?

If you are still having trouble or you have further questions please drop us a note at theminions@thesufferfest.com and we will do our best to help.

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