Dear TrainerRoad Devs,
The Ant+ FE-C spec is designed so that an electronic trainer can tell its user if their wheel speed is too high or too low to hit the target power your software is requesting of the trainer in erg mode (trainers are not perfect machines that can generate whatever resistance you want at whatever speed the wheel is spinning at, especially the inexpensive ones!). This is incredibly important information that really must be passed on to the user to allow them to shift their bike gears properly so that the trainer can do its resistance adjustment job properly to maintain the target power. Somehow it appears that this “too slow” or “too fast” info is not being made available in the user interface of any of your apps and it’s left up to the user to somehow work out why the system is failing.
Please, please, please provide this vital electronic trainer feedback mechanism in a prominent way in your UI.
EDIT: Also showing a live percentage bar (0-100%) indicating the resistance value my trainer is currently applying would do the trick nicely as well! That would give us feedback on how to manipulate our gears to stay away from the trainer’s “floor” and “ceiling.”
p.s. you can read about this feature in the ANT+ FE-C spec document, D000001231_-_ANT+Device_Profile-Fitness_Equipment-Rev_5.0(6).pdf on page 47