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Hi all, I’m looking to try to simplify my trainer setup in a bid to appease my wife, and to also make my setup and go a little quicker.  I’m looking to use my iPad with a wahoo ant+ adapter to connect to my kickr, and I’m about to purchase the ant+ adapter, but need the Apple 30pin to lightning adapter.  Do I need to have an official apple adapter, or will the eBay ones work ok?  If so, does anyone have any links to the cheaper version of the adapters?

I’ve tried searching and could not find any answers. 

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CXR94Di2 [2110 posts] 8 months ago
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Apple!

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bendertherobot [1520 posts] 8 months ago
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What platform as you planning on using? If it's Zwift I'd look at whether the iPad you have is compatible.

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David Arthur @d... [864 posts] 8 months ago
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Why don't you use Bluetooth? 

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Forbez [6 posts] 8 months ago
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It is using Zwift,  off the top of my head, it’s an iPad2.

 

i don’t think you can use Zwift to connect to the IPad and display via BT, or am I wrong?

 

apologies, I should have stated Zwift. 

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fukawitribe [2430 posts] 8 months ago
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Forbez wrote:

It is using Zwift,  off the top of my head, it’s an iPad2.

 

i don’t think you can use Zwift to connect to the IPad and display via BT, or am I wrong?

 

apologies, I should have stated Zwift. 

Doesn't look like Zwift (app) will run on the iPad2, Zwift support has iPad Air or higher, iPad Pro, iPad Mini 2 or higher, or iPod 6 as compatible - full details are on the App Store page here

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zwift/id1134655040

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Forbez [6 posts] 8 months ago
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It’s an IPad Air2, just downloaded the App, and it works nicely from a rendering perspective. But I’ll give the Bluetooth piece a go, but I don’t believe that it will link to the Kickr via BT. But I may be wrong, and happy to be proved wrong. 

 

Cheers for the responses so far. 

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barongreenback [122 posts] 8 months ago
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I run Zwift on an iPad Air purely using Bluetooth - Tacx Flow plus Wahoo cadence and HR sensors. 

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David Arthur @d... [864 posts] 8 months ago
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Forbez wrote:

It’s an IPad Air2, just downloaded the App, and it works nicely from a rendering perspective. But I’ll give the Bluetooth piece a go, but I don’t believe that it will link to the Kickr via BT. But I may be wrong, and happy to be proved wrong. 

 

Cheers for the responses so far. 

 

I think you might be proved wrong I'm afraid  3

If the app works on your iPad then it'll connect to the Kickr via Bluetooth. I regularly use the Kickr on my Macbook via Bluetooth, and I've experimented with it on my iPad as well, which was just fine.

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fukawitribe [2430 posts] 8 months ago
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Forbez wrote:

It’s an IPad Air2, just downloaded the App, and it works nicely from a rendering perspective. But I’ll give the Bluetooth piece a go, but I don’t believe that it will link to the Kickr via BT. But I may be wrong, and happy to be proved wrong. 

 

Cheers for the responses so far. 

As previously mentioned the iPad Air 2 is supported, and will control the Kickr via BTLE.

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Forbez [6 posts] 8 months ago
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Cheers guys, confirmed t works with the iPad Air 2 via BT.  Will have to check my Mac book too.

 

i appreciate the responses, and money saving that you’ve given me. 

 

Thank you

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ibr17xvii [297 posts] 8 months ago
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Forbez wrote:

Cheers guys, confirmed t works with the iPad Air 2 via BT.  Will have to check my Mac book too.

 

i appreciate the responses, and money saving that you’ve given me. 

 

Thank you

Macbook should work as well mate.

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David Arthur @d... [864 posts] 8 months ago
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Forbez wrote:

Cheers guys, confirmed t works with the iPad Air 2 via BT.  Will have to check my Mac book too.

 

i appreciate the responses, and money saving that you’ve given me. 

 

Thank you

 

No problem we're here to help  3

Can confirm it'll definitely work on your macbook, that's what I use.  I've tested both ANT+ dongles and Bluetooth, the latter seems to be more reliable with none of the occasional connection issues with the former