TechnoGym entered the smart trainer market last year with their MyCycling smart trainer. The trainer is Bluetooth and ANT+ compatible, however, it is currently locked to only work with TechnoGym MyCycling training app.
With the popularity of Zwift, TechnoGym released an update to unlock the trainer and make it compatible with Zwift. This method works using Bluetooth and ANT+, however, if you want to take full advantage of Zwift ERG mode and elevation changes, you will need to use Bluetooth.
CONNECTING MYCYCLING TRAINER TO ZWIFT
If you want Zwift to control your MyCycling trainer, you need to enable Zwift using the MyCycling app. Once the trainer is connected with Zwift, you don’t need to go through these steps again. So it’s a one-time thing that you need to do when you first setup the trainer.
- Download TechnoGym MyCycling training app from iTunes or Google Play.
- Open MyCycling App and pair your trainer (Profile > Settings > Connected Devices).
- Make sure you have the latest firmware. You can update the firmware in Profile > Settings > Firmware Update
- In settings, click on Zwift and follow the simple instructions to make the trainer compatible with Zwift.
You will get a confirmation message once the trainer is activated.
Now you can close out of the app and open Zwift and you should be able to pair the trainer as a “Controllable Trainer”.
BLUETOOTH AND ANT+ COMPATIBILITY
Currently, MyCycling trainer is only compatible with Zwift using Bluetooth. The trainer can broadcast in ANT+ but it’s not ANT+ FE-C compatible – meaning, Zwift or any other app won’t be able to control the trainer’s resistance. With ANT+, it will broadcast power data only, however, you won’t experience gradient changes or workout in ERG mode. You will have to manually adjust resistance using the MyCycling app or by changing gears.
FULL HANDS-ON REVIEW?
I am currently riding the MyCycling trainer and putting it through some good workouts and collecting a lot of data. I will have a full review of the MyCycling trainer in the next few weeks so make sure you follow me on social media or subscribe to our newsletter and you will be notified as soon as a review is available.