Type of trainer
The Controllable trainers are those trainers that can automatically vary the resistance based on the command sent to them by a software / app.
Among the ELITE Interactive trainers, we find: Drivo2, Drivo, Direto X, Direto, Direto XR, Suito, Rampa, Tuo, Qubo Digital Smart B +, Zumo, Intera, EVO, Nero, RealAxiom B +, RealTour B+, RealEmotion B+, RealTmbo B+, Arion Digital Smart B+.
These trainers are able to send all data to the software via the FE-C protocol.
The Smart trainers are those trainers able to send speed / cadence / power data through a sensor built into the roller itself, but are not able to change the resistance based on the training chosen in the app / software. These trainers will modify the resistance only on the basis of the cyclist's pedaling speed (trainer with fluid braking) or by acting on a multilevel shifter (magnetic trainer with shift level ).
Among the ELITE smart trainers we find all the fluid trainers: Kura, Turno, Qubo Power Mag Smart B+
The Classic trainers are those trainers who brake by means of magnets or by fluid technology, but not independently, they have sensors inside them that can measure speed, cadence or power.
Among the smart ELITE trainers we find: the Novo Force, Qubo Fluid, Quick-Motion, Arion and Arion Mag and all compatible with the Elite Misuro B + sensor.
The trainer's wireless protocols
The protocols used in the trainers for data transmission can be "ANT +" or "Bluetooth Smart". The Elite trainers mentioned above have both protocols, so it is necessary to verify that the device on which Zwift is installed has at least one of the two connectivity.
- In the case of mobile devices, check this article: Device Compatibility Check (Tablet / Smartphone) With ANT + O Bluetooth Smart
- In the case of PC / MAC, ANT connectivity is offered by the USB ANT key (ANT dongle driver on Windows system)
... and Bluetooth connectivity must be verified among the features of the device itself. It must have Bluetooth Smart 4.0