Attaching a sensor to your exercise machines
Note: Do not use more that one sensor with your machine.
Machines with cranks: stationary bikes, mini-bikes, etc.
Attach your sensor to the crank of your machine as shown below.
Note: The sensor can be either inward or outward facing. Be sure the sensor is unobstructed as it makes a full rotation.
Machines with discs: ellipticals, etc.
Attach your sensor to the outside of the disc of your machine as shown below with a Velcro strip or something similar.
Note: Be sure the sensor is unobstructed as it makes a full rotation.
Connecting a Sensor in VZfit
Connecting a sensor in VZfit can be accomplished after completing the tutorial.
1. After the initial tutorial, you will be put in the home screen. From here, go to 'Devices'.
2. Next, click the 'Connect' button and pedal forward when prompted.
3. You will see a message letting you know that your sensor has been connected.
4. Do a little dance. You've done it!
Troubleshooting Your Sensor
If you're having trouble getting your sensor connected, here are a few things you can try to get it sorted.
Note: nRF does not connect to FTMS so will not diagnose smart trainers connection issues. Please ensure that your FTMS device is not connected to any other app or device in the area when trying to connect to VZfit.
- Make sure your sensor isn't connected to any other exercise machine or Bluetooth device (including mobile devices), in the area. Even some exercise equipment that doesn't advertise Bluetooth connectivity will emit Bluetooth signals for various purposes. If you have a treadmill or exercise device that plugs in near your sensor (even the one you're trying to use with VZfit or VZfit Play), unplug them before proceeding.
- To verify mode before attaching to your machine, download nRF Toolkit for Android and iOS devices. Once in the app, connect your device. If it is not discoverable, make sure the battery is healthy and no other devices (including other exercise equipment), are connected to the sensor.
- Once connected to the app, go to Cycling Speed and Cadence (CSCS).
4. Once in CSCS, pedal or shake your device and observe the speed and cadence values on the app. You want to get cadence RPMs as seen below, but a reading in neither will confirm your sensor is not working properly or is connected to another device.
5. If you don't get either Cadence or Speed data, you may have a dead battery. Consult you manual for battery replacement instructions. Note: Some sensors, such as the Magene S3+, will toggle modes by reinstalling the battery.
Video Guide on in game connection process (Note: menus may have changed)