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Bkool simulator - Android tv box

Discussion in 'Virtual Training: Bkool, Zwift, CycleOps & others' started by humphuk, 13 Jan 2018.

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  1. humphuk

    humphuk Regular

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    Loughborough
    Hi. I have been running Bkool on two laptops...with results I dont really understand, as the higher spec PC (processor, graphics, SSD) has a harder time with the Bkool app (delays, rendering quality etc). I noticed it looks fine on my android phone - so wonder if anyone has been successful running the simulator on an Android TV box? And if so, have you got ANT+ working?
     
  2. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

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    Crewe
    Why would a TV box have the ANT+ antennae in it though?
     
  3. OP
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    humphuk

    humphuk Regular

    Location:
    Loughborough
    usb ant stick?
     
  4. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Just crazy enough that it might work.
     
  5. T.M.H.N.E.T

    T.M.H.N.E.T Disc brakes - Stopping things since 1902

    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    I was just crazy enough to try it. Plugged in ANT+ stick, installed bkool sim and ant+ radio service.

    Besides a few issues with it forgetting login info (could be bkools fault) it actually works. Paired my HRM but my PM and trainer are too far away. No reason why they wouldn't be available otherwise. Haven't got a clue what the hardware in this box is but it's apparently an M8 quadcore job

    Had it running in the background for a while now (wifi) it's looks decent enough surprisingly :ohmy:
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    Last edited: 14 Jan 2018
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  6. andyrod

    andyrod New Member

    Hello,

    Thank you so much T.M.H.N.E.T for sharing this experience. I have been searching for that information for the last weeks.

    Bkool defines the minimum Android requirements as: Android 4.3, 1 GB RAM, Dual Core.

    Can you please provide more information on the box you used? My tests using the GI Spark2 Combo (Android 4.4, 1GB RAM, Quad core Cortex-A7 CPU up to 1.5GHz) are just a disaster: freezing, no 3D... Might have a relation with the GPU.

    AR
     
  7. T.M.H.N.E.T

    T.M.H.N.E.T Disc brakes - Stopping things since 1902

    Location:
    Northern Ireland