Why does TrainerRoad find my Kickr twice when using Bluetooth?

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#1

I’ve a 2017 Wahoo Kickr and a MacBook Pro. If I use an Ant+ dongle my Kickr is only discovered once but over Bluetooth it appears twice. Any idea why and does it matter which one I choose? I definitely only have one Kickr and nobody within Bluetooth range has another one so it’s definitely only my device being picked up.


#2

The kickr, and many other trainers, broadcast using both the standard Bluetooth profile for trainers (FTMS) and a custom Bluetooth profile from the manufacturer - wahoo in this case. The trainer road app searches for both - and I guess is showing the kickr twice as a result. My guess is they may eventually modify the code in the app to preferentially only show one of the Bluetooth profiles.

As for which to select, I don’t think it will matter, as both should work. But might be worth doing a quick trial to verify that.


#3

Dave is spot on here, we originally implemented Wahoo’s custom Bluetooth protocol, but as they’ve become FTMS-compatible there’s two ways to pair the KICKR. Both should have the same features and functions, as long as the trainer isn’t paired twice.


#4

Thanks both, knew it would be something simple!