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Is the Tacx Satori 'Smart' controllable by TrainerRoad, Zwift etc?

daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,047
edited February 2018 in Road buying advice
Likely dumb question, but I'm trying to help a friend plan towards getting a turbo and perhaps a TR membership next winter, and I was fairly sure the Satori is pretty similar to the Vortex, which I know is controllable in ERG mode via external apps.

Can anyone confirm this is the case for the Satori please?

http://www.halfords.com/cycling/turbo-trainers/trainers/tacx-satori-smart-turbo-trainer

I did google, and looked at reviews, but couldn't find anything definitive.

*I realise Ant or bluetooth stick etc may be required.

Thanks
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  • I don't think it is FE-C, the 2240 is and then you move up to the Vortex in the Tacx range.
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  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,047
    I don't think it is FE-C, the 2240 is and then you move up to the Vortex in the Tacx range.

    Ah ok NO, didn't realise the FE-C was the determining factor.

    Wonder how it qualifies as 'Smart' then.

    She's going to be on a budget - guess the Vortex is the cheapest out there - in theory?

    Thanks
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • cld531ccld531c Posts: 517
    The Flow Smart is - only £200 at Halfords
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,047
    cld531c wrote:
    The Flow Smart is - only £200 at Halfords

    I'm such an idiot - that is the one I was thinking was very similar to the Vortex, and not the Satori :oops:

    Thankyou kind sir!
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • cld531ccld531c Posts: 517
    Daniel B wrote:
    cld531c wrote:
    The Flow Smart is - only £200 at Halfords

    I'm such an idiot - that is the one I was thinking was very similar to the Vortex, and not the Satori :oops:

    Thankyou kind sir!

    No worries :-)
  • stevie63stevie63 Posts: 481
    Daniel B wrote:
    I don't think it is FE-C, the 2240 is and then you move up to the Vortex in the Tacx range.

    Ah ok NO, didn't realise the FE-C was the determining factor.

    Wonder how it qualifies as 'Smart' then.

    She's going to be on a budget - guess the Vortex is the cheapest out there - in theory?

    Thanks
    No it's one of those that is "smart" because it transmits watts (not necessarily all that accurate) to software like zwift. You can see from the picture that it has one of those handlebar things for adjusting resistance.
  • Daniel B wrote:
    Likely dumb question, but I'm trying to help a friend plan towards getting a turbo and perhaps a TR membership next winter, and I was fairly sure the Satori is pretty similar to the Vortex, which I know is controllable in ERG mode via external apps.

    Can anyone confirm this is the case for the Satori please?

    http://www.halfords.com/cycling/turbo-trainers/trainers/tacx-satori-smart-turbo-trainer

    I did google, and looked at reviews, but couldn't find anything definitive.

    *I realise Ant or bluetooth stick etc may be required.

    Thanks

    It's "one way" smart... As in outputs power & cadence numbers. Control is via an umbilical lever shifter.

    The T2240 Flow is the cheapest entry into controllable
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