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Computrainer with Ant+


DawieO
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This one for all you Computrainer users out there.

 

I have a lot of Ant+ stuff, HR traps, Cadence/Speed sensors etc which I use with my Garmin 310, 705, iPhone etc (OK I'm a bit of a geek).

 

I also then bought a Computrainer but the peripheral interfaces for the CT are stone-aged, so barely wireless for HR and wired for Cadence...

 

SO, what to do?!

 

Enter ctAnt:

 

http://www.ct-ant.com/overview.html

 

You need the software above and a Garmin Ant+ dongle, follow the instructions here:

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2011/05/look-at-computrainer-ant-integration.html

 

And your Computrainer arrives squarely in the 21st century.

 

HAPPY TRAINING!

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Great, they are making progress, but it looks like a software plug-in only. The Computrainer software and handlebar box will stay as cr@p as ever :angry:

I have a Computrainer, but it is way behind Tacx and Elite in terms of software and the bike mount is outdated technology from 20 years ago.

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Great, they are making progress, but it looks like a software plug-in only. The Computrainer software and handlebar box will stay as cr@p as ever :angry:

I have a Computrainer, but it is way behind Tacx and Elite in terms of software and the bike mount is outdated technology from 20 years ago.

It looks like the software is due for an update in the near future:

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2011/09/update-on-computrainer-racermate-one.html

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Racermate one still might not include the Ant+ bit. They have committed to continuing interoperability with the ctAnt tool.

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  • 10 months later...

I've been using PerfPro Studio (including analyzer)

http://perfprostudio.com/

 

Brilliant! ANT+ is integrated, has option for spinscan (using computrainer cadence sensor) and lots of other great stuff. Continuously being improved and Drew is great with customer service - responds to questions and requests very quickly.

Also a good price compared to Racermate and stand alone ctANT.

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Does anyone actually use their computertrainer to its full potential? By that I mean other than just riding courses?

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  • 1 year later...

DawieO did you ever buy the garmin ant stick?. I can only find one that works with the forerunner and not with my edge 500

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DawieO did you ever buy the garmin ant stick?. I can only find one that works with the forerunner and not with my edge 500

Hi, not sure if this will solve your problem but I found a Suunto one on Takealot.com for far less than the Garmin one. Its a tenth of the size and should be compatible. I use it with my Garmin HRM and Cadence sensor together with Trainerroad.com

 

Worth a look maybe

 

http://sport.takealot.com/sport/suunto-movestick-mini,11032746?sku=11032747

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Hi, not sure if this will solve your problem but I found a Suunto one on Takealot.com for far less than the Garmin one. Its a tenth of the size and should be compatible. I use it with my Garmin HRM and Cadence sensor together with Trainerroad.com

 

Worth a look maybe

 

http://sport.takealo...46?sku=11032747

Mind if i ask where about are you based?
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