KICKR 2018 via Bluetooth intermittently missing ERG power changes
I started using The Sufferfest with my (then) KICKR 2018 (and KICKR Climb) in January and was very happy with how everything worked.
Life happened, and I missed training for 6 weeks in March/April. Having come back last week, I noticed that my KICKR is now intermittently missing power changes perhaps 1 in 5 or 1 in 10 times. In case that's not clear, what I mean is that when the desired power value in the workout changes, sometimes the KICKR stays on the old value. I can either wait for the next 'scheduled' change in the workout, or hop off the bike, enter settings, and toggle ERG mode. Either way, it really destroys the flow of the workout for me.
- Macbook Pro 2018 with MacOS Mojave 10.14.4 using built-in Bluetooth
- The Sufferfest app v. 6.0.7
- KICKR 2018 w/ firmware 3.4.68
- KICKR CLIMB w/ firmware 1.0.3
- TICKR HRM
This seems to have been a regression as I would have noticed it during January's training. I am aware that both The Sufferfest app and MacOS updated between when things worked and when they didn't.
Even if there's an underlying or difficult-to-fix issue with the underlying BLE communication, would it be possible to implement a "double-check" algorithm for power command changes to the KICKR? Specifically:
1. Send new ERG power value
2. Read current ERG power value from KICKR
3. If current value is not same as desired value, repeat ERG power command