The Upgrado app updates the firmware of an interactive home trainer and/or edits some of its configuration parameters - these can modify the operations of a home trainer.
The Upgrado app is only available for the Android and iOS platforms.
Home trainer configurations are stored in a file with the following extension: JSON
The JSON file is created from time to time ad hoc by Elite for the home trainer. Using JSON files not supplied by Elite might alter the operations and cause malfunctions of the home trainer, and will also void its warranty. Each JSON file is specific for the home trainer it's destined to, please do not use a JSON file if it hasn't been created by Elite and you have not been instructed to do so.
Please follow these instructions to load a JSON file on your home trainer when you receive it from Elite.
1-Download the Upgrado app from your online store if you haven't already done so.
2-Load the JSON file you received from Elite into your phone/tablet terminal
Android: just load it on the phone/tablet terminal storage memory
iOs: there are two different methods for uploading the required file (for the manual update) that Elite Customer Support sent you.
Method 1: share the file with Upgrado
The file you received via email must be placed in the Upgrado folder:
- Click on the file attached to the email and press "Save to File"
- Select the Upgrado folder
Method 2: load the JSON via iTunes by following the instructions at this link
3-Power up the home trainer and then start the Upgrado app.
4-Pair up the home trainer with the app, first select the serial nr and then the type of home trainer
5- Tap on the button with a yellow ring around you can see below (the picture varies depending on your home trainer)
6-Tap on the lowest button "choose a file" under the "EPROM update file (.json)" section, highlighted in yellow below here :
7- Select the file mentioned in step 2 and confirm
8- Tap on continue to proceed, parameters will start being written, the whole thing might last up to 3 minutes.
9- Once it's done the app tells you if everything went smoothly (or not).
10- If everything went smoothly, please test how the home trainers works with the software or app you normally use.
Warning: the following images are merely used for illustrative purposes, they might be different depending on the home trainer you're using