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Using a head unit on a turbo..why?

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  • 29-09-2021 9:18am
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,520 ✭✭✭


    Just picked up a Garmin 830.

    there seems to be plenty of screens/profiles on it dedicated to indoor trainers.

    I have a smart trainer and Zwift already

    is there something this can offer that I don’t have covered with smart trainer/Zwift?

    (I assume it would be beneficial for controlling a smart trainer if you didn’t already couple it with Zwift/trainer road etc - I just can’t see too many people going to the expense of buying a smart trainer and then just using it with a Garmin)


    Thoughts??

    Marty.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 879 ✭✭✭mamax


    You can create a training plan in garmin connect and use the head unit for workouts in a similar way as you would with trainer road



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭Macy0161


    I don't have a relevant Garmin bike computer, but I think all the First Beat/ Recovery stuff only works recorded on a Garmin device. I think some is now taken from TrainerRoad workouts sync'd.

    But yes, they can just control a smart turbo like TrainerRoad on a phone or Zwift whatever. With Wahoo you can build in Training Peaks and it'll sync (which also happens with zwift I think). I guess you could save a subscription.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,520 ✭✭✭martyc5674


    Cool.. I wonder if you could do these and Zwift @ the same time.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭Macy0161


    It depends. I run TrainerRoad and Zwift concurrently. TrainerRoad controlling my turbo via ant+, turbo sending (but not controlling) power to zwift via bluetooth. You'd probably have to adjust the settings/ how stuff is paired.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,668 ✭✭✭✭dahat


    I run a headunit while using Zwift for dual recording plus Zwift doesn’t give lap average power on screen with APTV.



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