Like many people, I did not get an email about the calendar switch. I also had no idea how to get my calendar back until searching. This was after attempting to squeeze in a workout before work and my phone couldn’t find my career, current workout plan, my next ride, or even how to migrate. Needless to say, I didn’t get to workout that day since 25min later I was out of time and still couldn’t figure it out. Ugghh.
First, already addressed, migrating the calendar with my Training Plan. I found the instructions after quite a bit of searching to get it added, then i accidentally deleted it, then had 2 running side by side, and finally got it backdated with the correct “current” ride scheduled for my TP. I don’t use a PC for my training. I use my mobile device. Why wasn’t this calendar functional with mobile devices from launch? We train with our tablets and cell phones. Or, I am assuming that the large majority of us do… Mobile functionality should have been the priority.
Next, my calendar is now on my mobile device. My next scheduled workout is for Wednesday. I know i don’t have time that day for the ride, so, I did it Tuesday. I did this by selecting the Wednesday ride, load ride, and proceed to workout. When i finish the ride, it syncs with my calendar and I see its been completed on Tuesday. Guess what? Its still scheduled for Wednesday too! On my mobile device, I can’t seem to figure out how to assign my Tuesday ride to the one scheduled on Wednesday. This should be a simple click and assign ride. Not on my cell phone. I can’t even find it on the desktop. This is seriously broken. How hard is it to add a press and hold on a workout scheduled in my calendar, then drag and drop on the day I’m doing it? Example, Wednesday ride is Carson. Click and hold, drag to Tuesday, and release. Or, bring back “assign ride”. Or, desktop or mobile, drag and drop the next scheduled workout to the completed workout to assign the ride?
Going back to feeling that the mobile functionality should have been the priority. When I workout, I am in my living room with a mobile device. Not my desktop/laptop. I also want to workout when on vacation and away for business. Once again, I most likely won’t have a PC during this time. How can i alter my plan without a PC? I haven’t figured it out and I am starting to think it was a massive oversight. This alone has and probably will cause many missed workouts trying to figure out how to address this unless i have an extra 30 minutes to figure it out before attempting a workout on the “road”.
I have a few more issues, but, these are some of the top problems. These problems are so bad that I, as an annual subscriber, am unsure if its worth it to pay for a training plan that I can’t follow with my mobile device. This is even with grandfathered pricing. Any workout missed due to frustration of trying to find, assign, migrate, or auto skipped workouts isn’t worth following or paying for. Yes, I am that irritated right now. I’ve got 5 more months on my account and currently don’t plan on renewing if it isn’t fixed. I require a training plan that i can manage on my mobile device (which is why I started with TrainerRoad in the first place). With this beta type of calendar, I simply can’t. I say “simply” because either I haven’t figured it out yet, or, it doesn’t exist. Both reasons are enough increase the frustration. More frustration= less training time. Less training time means i need a new training plan. Or, just my old training plan back.
Ok, done with my somewhat rant and back to hoping at least these get fixed, added, or addressed. I can’t train if I can’t manipulate it on my mobile. How did the beta not notice a problem with this before forcing us to use it?Drag and drop, calendar manipulation, and assign ride.