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Minimum Hardware

Your minimum setup depends on how you want to workout with TrainerRoad. All workouts require a bike, a trainer, and a computer (laptop or desktop, Mac or PC) or a compatible iOS/Android device.

An Internet connection is not required to work out, but you'll need one to get your initial workouts and sync them to the cloud. Additionally, you'll need to log in with an Internet connection once a month to verify your license.

iOS Requirements

TrainerRoad is compatible with the following iOS devices:

iOS Version

Requires version 8.0 and Newer

 

iPhone

iPhone 4s and Newer

(iPhone 4 supports ANT+ only)

 

iPad

iPad 3rd Generation and Newer

(iPad 2nd Generation supports ANT+ only)

 

Adapters

ANT+ device support requires 3rd -party adapter.

 

ANT+

VirtualPower-Based Workouts

Power-Based Workouts

Bluetooth Smart (4.0)

VirtualPower-Based Workouts

Power-Based Workouts

Android Requirements

Compatible Android Devices

TrainerRoad’s Android beta works with phones and tablets running Android 5 Lollipop and higher. 

ANT+

VirtualPower-Based Workouts

Power-Based Workouts

Bluetooth Smart (4.0)

TrainerRoad is compatible with any Android phone or tablet that has Bluetooth 4.0 built in. Aren't sure whether your Android supports Bluetooth?  You can check using the Android BLE Checker.

VirtualPower-Based Workouts

Power-Based Workouts

Supported Training Devices

The Android beta supports most ANT+, ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth Smart power meters, smart trainers, speed/cadence sensors and heart-rate monitors.

*Please note, TrainerRoad will not be adding support for the ANT PowerBeam Pro as it uses a proprietary ANT communication protocol that differs from ANT+.

Desktop Requirements

ANT+

VirtualPower-Based Workouts

Power-Based Workouts

That's it! We use the ANT+ USB stick to read data from your sensors. You don't need a bike computer or any other equipment.

Bluetooth Smart (4.0)

VirtualPower-Based Workouts

  • Mac computer running OSX 10.8 or newer with Bluetooth 4.0 built in or with a dongle. See Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Support
  • Many Windows 10 computers support native Bluetooth 4.0. To confirm your computer has the hardware to support native Bluetooth 4.0, follow the instructions from this article
  • Pre-Windows 10 (Win 7, 8, and 8.1) users must have the BLED 112 Bluetooth 4.0 dongle.
  • Bluetooth Smart Speed Sensor (Wahoo Fitness Speed and Cadence Sensor)

Power-Based Workouts

  • Mac computer running OSX 10.8 or newer with Bluetooth 4.0 built in or with a dongle. See Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Support
  • Many Windows 10 computers support native Bluetooth 4.0. To confirm your computer has the hardware to support native Bluetooth 4.0, follow the instructions from this article
  • Pre-Windows 10 (Win 7, 8, and 8.1) users must have the BLED 112 Bluetooth 4.0 dongle.
  • Bluetooth Power Meter (e.g. Stages)

 

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