The Indoor Cycling Feature on Spark 3 — TomTom Community

The Indoor Cycling Feature on Spark 3

barleebarlee Posts: 13 [Apprentice Seeker]
Hi,

I have been given a bike to use for a while to train, I am not a cyclist at all and this is all new to me, I run a lot, but need to expand, so if I have this bike and one of those training things for the back when so I can train indoors. How will my watch detect how far etc I am travelling?

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  • tfarabaughtfarabaugh Posts: 15,782 Superusers
    In order to track indoor cycling you would need to have a speed & cadence sensor attached to the bike. It has to be BT+ Compatible, not ANT+.

    I hope this helps answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.
  • barleebarlee Posts: 13 [Apprentice Seeker]
    HI, IS this required only for indoor, or would I also need it for outdoor cycling?
  • tfarabaughtfarabaugh Posts: 15,782 Superusers
    barlee wrote:
    HI, IS this required only for indoor, or would I also need it for outdoor cycling?
    For outdoor cycling it will use GPS for speed but you cannot get cadence without a sensor. Indoors you need the sensor for both.
  • barleebarlee Posts: 13 [Apprentice Seeker]
    Thank you
  • barleebarlee Posts: 13 [Apprentice Seeker]
    Hi Again, do you know if this watch will work with other brands sensors like "Garmin speed and cadence sensor"? The reason I ask is my friend has one that I can use
  • tfarabaughtfarabaugh Posts: 15,782 Superusers
    barlee wrote:
    Hi Again, do you know if this watch will work with other brands sensors like "Garmin speed and cadence sensor"? The reason I ask is my friend has one that I can use
    I doubt it unless it is a very new one, as Garmin does not use BT+, they use ANT+ (which they own). You need to have a BT+ sensor.
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