Welcome to the FulGaz Apple TV Beta Program
Over 430 of you applied for 30 Beta spots! We made the decision to let you all in, but there are some guidelines to follow to make this process as effective as possible. Public release is scheduled for late June 2018.
1. Watch the video below
It’s a brief guide to how FulGaz works on the Apple TV. It’s a really handy way to get up to speed.
2. Post your questions on these pages
It’s going to be impossible to answer personal emails, support tickets or facebook messages from over 400 people, so you need to post your feedback and questions here. That way, one answer will be accessible to all of you, and before long you’ll find you’re helping each other. Have a look for the most appropriate section below. Then comment. you can also add attachments such as screenshots etc.
3. If you can find out an answer, share it here
Instead of asking “Does FulGaz work with my version of the Apple TV and may trainer?” Give it a try and let everyone know. We’ll then soon build up a clear picture of what works.
3. Try not to solve problems by asking for features
Try to keep comments to “this works, this doesn’t work, or I got confused here” Try not turn this into a big list of feature requests. That will come later.
4. Follow the process and have fun!
The initial Beta is designed to let you make sure FulGaz works on your Apple TV. It’s deliberately simple. The missing pieces of “normal” FulGaz plus new features and exclusive content will appear over the coming weeks. It’s important to make sure the basics work first.
Not part of the Beta Program?
Send us an email and we’ll add you to the que.
New features Massive upgrade to trainer control. You'll now feel every change of gradient, with more responsive changes than ever before. Real Road Feel for Tacx Neo. Try the Tour of Flanders as a sample ride. (You need to turn it on in settings) Challenge mode Lap mode Support for "virtual power" from speed sensors Bug fixes Distance to go should now be correct Thumbnails can now change from Metric to imperial and back again Wheel size can now be changed Layout tweaks to ride screen. Speed should be fully visible on older Samsung TVs Fixed a bug that can cause the Elite Direto not to change grade Fixed some bug that can cause the KICKR to lag behind the video or stop working completely The rides that should have Real Road Feel (Not all tested yet) Butler Creek Gravel ride Flanders Blue Loop Journey to Middle Earth [...]
The initial Beta versions are only available to existing FulGaz users. You will need to log in using your existing FulGaz email address and password. If you can't remember what these are, go to FulGaz on your iPhone or iPad > Settings > Your details. you will also be able to reset your password there.
There's a lot for features and tweaks on their way. Initially our focus will be on eliminating bugs that you discover. New beta versions will be available in Testflight. We'll receive an email letting you what's been fixed or added in each release. Passive Mode Get power data from your smart trainer via bluetooth, but control it's resistance in ERG mode via ANT+ This could be your bike computer, or another app such as Zwift, TrainerRoad etc. Real Ride Engine This is a set of features designed to make the ride simulations even more realistic. It includes wind speed and direction, drafting behind other riders and variable rolling resistance for all smart trainers. This means gravel and dirt will automatically be harder. Real Road Feel for Tacx Neo tied in with the Real Ride engine. We're currently working our way through the FulGaz ride catalogue adding the data. [...]
Watch out for this one! The apple TV doesn't have what is known as "persistent storage" This means it decides how much space to allocate to each app, not you. It does this with the users best interest at heart. You wouldn't want to be getting to the end of a ride and have the Apple TV stop tell you'd run out of space. Streaming also takes up space while a ride or Netflix video etc is being played, so some older FulGaz downloads may get deleted without warning, even if the video being played was on Netflix. There is nothing we can do about this, it is defined at the operating system level. We're currently experimenting with ways to stream or download from another device you have at home such as a computer or a hard drive connected to your WiFi router.
The search function searches all the FulGaz rides. It searches every word in the database, so if you search for "California" you'll get all the rides in California. You can type using the remote, text input on your phone, or dictate words or letters using the "mic" button on the remote. It's not currently possible to integrate Siri, so you can't ask for "All the rides that Mervyn filmed" you'll just need to enter "Mervyn"
The Apple TV will only connect via Bluetooth. You therefore can't use any ANT+ devices (EG Garmin hear rate strap or cadence sensor). There is also currently an Apple TV limit on the number of bluetooth channels that can connect to it. One of the three channels is taken up by the remote. This leaves you with power from the trainer plus one other channel. There are a few devices that use another app to forward multiple bluetooth signals on one channel. They may work but are untested at this time. Here they are. 4iiii Heartrate strap North Pole Engineering CABLE Zwift Companion App