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Ant+, Bluetooth & Flight Mode

(Topic created on: 15-01-2022 12:42 PM)
MatPearsons
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I have a Tab S6 Lite that has the ANT+ capability and am trying to use it with a Tacx Neo Turbo Trainer for Zwift & Trainer road for bike training. 

For complications with my setup I don't want to use Bluetooth (hence specifically purchasing a TabS6 which has the ANT+ capability)

It all connects up and initially works, however after a few minutes the Tab stops communicating with the Turbo Trainer, it remains connected, but nothing is sent/received. 

Through a lot of testing, Ive found that in Flight Mode it works perfectly.

Obviously I can't run the internet connected apps in flight mode so this isn't a long term fix. I have also pulled the log files in developer mode and it looks like the Bluetooth is causing the ANT+ to fail in the normal mode and because bluetooth gets disabled in flight mode, this fixes it (ANT+ is not disabled in flight more as its a USB extension). The exact same thing happens if you plug in an external Garmin ANT+ adaptor so its a software issue not a hardware issue.

Im up to date with all software versions. 

Anyone seen this before? or better still got a fix for it? 

Cheers

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Members_Q5eCebp
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Hi mat having the same issue myself with wahoo kickr on the same s6 lite, seems to all load up (I can see sensors moving) then I drop into a world and everythings disconnected. How did you use the ant+ I think I've only used Bluetooth. Ended up giving up and going on wahoo systm which actually seems really good and informative but I did ideally want to play on zwift

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MatPearsons
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you just select the devices ANT Id rather than the Bluetooth name (so just a number not a name) however the only way I get it to work reliably is in airplane mode which won’t be any good for Zwift. You can fudge things like TrainerRoad by downloading the session, enable airplane mode, do the session, disable airplane mode, then upload the completed workout. It’s pants. Samsung support insist the only option is to send it in to get the hardware checked. However it does the same when you plug an external Garmin ANT+ dongle in, and you can see from the developer debug logs that it’s the Bluetooth and ANT+ fighting fir the connection. 

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