Garmin/Tacx Updates (Video)

Garmin/Tacx Updates (Video)

As owner of the Tacx brand, Garmin is making some changes! Shane Miller explains the latest news in a new video.

First, some updates have better integrated Tacx and Garmin software. Now you’ll be able to log into Tacx software with your Garmin Connect account, and link your Garmin and Tacx accounts if you already have both. This way, you can upload activities from the Tacx app straight into Garmin Connect.

Next, they’re discontinuing the following lower-end Tacx trainers: Blue Motion, Blue Matic, Blue Twist, Satori Smart, and Booster. This leaves the Flow Smart on the low end of Tacx’s smart trainer lineup, and the Boost as the brand’s non-smart trainer offering aside from rollers.

Finally, what is the Boost? It’s Tacx’s re-named, re-released Booster, a classic (non-smart) magnetic trainer that’s virtually identical to the discontinued model. Shane got ahold of one and tested it out in his Lama Lab. Watch the video below to see what he thinks of the Boost’s construction, ride feel, and power estimation through Zwift.

Garmin/Tacx Updates: Boost Bundle [Budget Trainer] // Discontinued Trainers // Software Integration

About The Author

Karissa Minn

Karissa is a freelance writer and cycling enthusiast. She also volunteers and serves as an advisor for a community bike center called The Pedal Factory. She and her husband, an avid cyclist, live in North Carolina with their two birds, who have not yet learned how to ride a bike.

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Russ Seaton
Russ Seaton
9 months ago

Not a glowing review – but you ‘get what yer pay for’….

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