How to connect Smart trainer - iOS

Before connecting your smart trainer, please check if your trainer is supported by Rouvy. You can find the list of trainers supported at where you will also find whether to connect your trainer via Bluetooth, ANT+ or both.

If you use Bluetooth, minimum technical requirements are Bluetooth 4.0. As for the ANT+ connection, we recommend Wahoo ANT+ key and 30‑pin to lightning adaptor.  

Compatible Apple devices:

  • iPad Air, Mini, iPad 3rd and newer
  • Apple iPhone X, 8+, 8, 7+, 7, 6+, 6S, 6, 5s, 5c, 5 & 4s
  • Apple iPod Touch


Follow these steps to connect your smart trainer:

Via Bluetooth:
We recommend connecting your trainer via Bluetooth 4.0.

Via ANT+:
You have to use the Wahoo Key accessory and the Apple Lightning 30 pin adaptor too.


1. Open Rouvy application, log in and go to the Settings, tap Trainer and Sensors button and choose Select Trainer.


Choose your Trainer



2. Select correct type and brand of your trainer.

3. Please make sure your BLE or ANT+ is enabled.

4. Click Select to make the buttons green and close.


You can see an example of CycleOps - Magnus below:

Connect Trainer

Now you have successfully connected your smart trainer and you can start with choosing a route. 




The smart trainers enable to control the resistance by the Rouvy and enable to read the accurate current power. Therefore this kind of trainers is the most effective and realistic. Many of trainers enable to communicate via both ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart protocols, some support one protocol only. Please, check the documentation to your trainer what protocol is supported. Based on protocol and the platform you can check what all accessories you will need to connect trainer with Rouvy. Here is the compatibility list.

Rouvy calculates the virtual speed to be able to compare the results across all users and trainers. Read more about how the virtual speed is calculated here.



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note: this video contains the older version of the app, please apologize us for some of the inaccuracies.