Since OTA capabilities are done exclusively via Bluetooth, the CycleOps Hammer and Magnus trainers can be updated from VirtualTraining. While no subscription is needed to download the VirtualTraining desktop application, nor is one needed to update any firmware, a BlueGiga dongle and free VirtualTraining account are required to complete the update.
Why BlueGiga? We went this route because the Windows native Bluetooth integration is difficult to use and does not provide our customers with an easy-to-use, plug-and-play experience. Even if your PC sports Bluetooth integration, you will require the use of a BlueGiga dongle to perform updates as the dongle allows you to stay within the VirtualTraining application for the entire update processes and is far superior to the options that involved native Bluetooth.
Below are step-by-step instructions for how to update your CycleOps Magnus or Hammer firmware:
** Please note that the Hammer and Magnus have sleep timers, so be sure that your trainer has not fallen asleep by giving it a spin and ensuring its blue indicator light is blinking prior to starting the update.
For further questions regarding the firmware update process please contact our Customer Support Team.
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