No Bluetooth on Windows? And no Android App? Really?

When do you plan to add this? Basically this will be the decisive factor with my setup, if I stay after 1 month of PlanWithDan or not... :-/

Unless the app is super awesome even though being completely disconnected. ;)

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  • "Difficult" isn't this The SufferFest?  What Couchlandrians do you have on your development team?

    It's 2019, Bluetooth is not exactly rocket science.  Someone Zwift has this working....

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  • Your potential customers invest a cool $1,000 bucks for their smart trainer with blue tooth and Sufferfest cant support the Bluetooth connection because it is "difficult"  sounds a bit limiting.

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  • So this information is no where easily accessible! I'm sitting here wanting to use my 7 day free trail! You will not be getting my custom nor will I recommend a company that finds it "difficult" to develop their own app, to work with what must be a brand new start up company like Microsoft and the cutting edge new technology that is Bluetooth!

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  • Hey Everyone,

    We are working on Bluetooth for Windows.  I don't have a timeline at this point but it is in the works.  Shoot me an email at theminions@thesufferfest.com if you want to give it a shot on Windows.

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  • An android app would be much better than a blue tooth foe windows.

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  • Just noticed bluetooth enabled on my windows app (windows 10) a few days ago. Works as expected so far. Haven't had any dropouts or disconnects. Awesome!!!

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  • That's right!  It is there now but you will need Windows 10 for it to work.

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  • I’ve got Windows 10 and Sufferfest will only work with my Ant+ stick. My iPad works both.
    Tacx works with everything and lets you download 30 vids a month for under a tenner a month.
    Zwift works with Bluetooth on one platform but not another.
    Sufferfest outlines what’s needed to connect your trainer so you know the score so you can try before you buy.
    The selling point for me was not the tech but the training and potential for the results to transfer over to the real world.
    It would be nice to cover all the bases and who knows what will happen. Just glad I got it working on a Win 10 netbook with limited specs using an Ant+
    My iPad works no problems.
    It would be nice to have an Android option but because there isn’t I overcame that obstacle.
    It’s less than 50p a day to use Sufferfest and if it delivers the results it claim then what a bargain! (You’re here to suffer)

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  • Hi, I have windows 10 and a BLE HRM (Polar H7). I've only managed to get it to work once a couple of months or so back. Since then the app picks it up and my HRM appears in the 'devices to connect' tab. When I try to connect to it, the box stays yellow with the error message 'connection failed'. 

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  • Hi Mandy,

     

    I am sorry that you are struggling to get your HRM connected.  We don't have the Polar on our supported devices list.  I am currently reaching out to them to confirm that it will not work with our app.  

     

    In the meantime, please make sure that the HRM is not connected to any other apps or devices.  Bluetooth connections don't like to be shared.

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  • If I connect the HRM to my watch, Sufferfest doesn’t pick it up. The H7 works fine on IOS. Where is the list of supported BLE devices for Windows? The only list I can find (old) says Polar is supported? For my HRM, Tacx Flux & Assioma power meter, the BLE signal is picked up on the Windows app, they appear in connected devices & all are yellow connection failed. They aren’t connected to anything else. Of course the latter two I can connect via Ant+ but it seems odd that none of my BLE components connect properly on Windows but all work on IOS?

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  • Hey Mandy,

    In order to not lose this I am going to start a help ticket for you so that we can dig in a bit deeper.

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  • im trying to connect to my tacx trainer but app saying Bluetooth not switched on.im using windows 10 and it works on the tacx app fine 

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  • Hi Graham,

    Bluetooth is relatively new for us on Windows.  Please first check our minimum requirements to make sure that your Windows device is compatible with The Sufferfest app.

    There are cases where the device meets the system requirements but Bluetooth still doesn't work.  This is typically an issue with the combination of the particular Bluetooth radio in the device and/or its drivers not working properly in combination with The Sufferfest app.  We plan to investigate some of these cases soon but, unfortunately, there are cases where we can't offer a Bluetooth solution on Windows at this point.

    If this is affecting you there is still hope.  The workaround is to use Ant+.  Check out this article for some more information on how that works.

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  • What is the status on windows bluetooth as of december 2019? I run wahoo kickr/sufferfest/ win 10 (1909). I´am not particular interested in switching til ant+.

    regards

    Ebbe

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