Connect any indoor bike with your Garmin device

I have an AMAZING news for all the Garmin users!

You can now finally have Speed, Wattage and Cadence on your Garmin Edge or Garmin Watch via Ant+!

This means that you’re finally able to send ALL (not only cadence!) metrics from your spin bikes like Echelon, Proform, Nordictrack, Schwinn, Yesoul, …(virtually any! just ask me here below in the comments about the compatibility with your bike)

This is fixing the Why my sensor can’t connect to a Garmin device?


  • QZ app 2.13.93 or above (ask me it here in the comment if you don’t see this version in the store)
  • Android Phone with ANT+ or an Android Phone without ANT+ with a ANT+ USB Dongle
  • Unfortunately iPhone are out of this game because they don’t have ANT+, but there is a good news: since QZ is working on any android device, you can simple buy a very cheap android device and you’re ready to go!

Remember to install and Install all the software required to have all the green check marks there!

Then your garmin device will see QZ over ant+ like a power, cadence, speed sensor!

A Android Pixel 6A with ANT+ USB Stick and my Garmin Edge 530 all in sync with my Proform bike via Wifi!

37 thoughts on “Connect any indoor bike with your Garmin device

  1. Hi. Your most recent QZ update has changed my tiles–added a new one, and at least one of the tiles that showed results in color before is now just in white. I can deal with the new tile, but I can’t find any way to change the Pace tile back to showing results in green/orange/red, which I’m used to and rely on for quick checks while I’m working out.

    Is there a way to turn the colors back on, please?

    1. Hi Nancy, you can disable the new tile in case (which one?)

      also i changed color only for rowers. which device are you using?

      1. Hi there,

        I have followed all the instructions above. Everything seems okay with Ant Tester (ant+ dongle) but I don’t know how to link the data to my Garmin Epix 2ndGen. I tried to search for sensors but doesn’t show up.
        My qz app continues to show Yesoul S3 as the connected device.

        Am I missing something? I have also joined de beta program just in case

    1. Hi Roberto – I have a Proform TdF bike, model number PFEVEX71316. I have been using ifit software for the past 4 years and have ridden most of the workouts available. I’m keen to try your app with another software provider – Rouvy or Zwift. Will it be possible do you think?

        1. hello friend. I have a proform tdf 10.0 and a Garmin edge 830. Sorry to ask this, but do you have a step-by-step tutorial on how to install it?

  2. Hello, I recently purchased a Yesoul G1 Screen Bike, and while I love the bike, it would really be nice for the stats like heart rate, etc from my Apple Watch to be recorded to the Apple Health. I was looking into your QZ – qdomyos-zwift app but didn’t know if you had a tester for the Yesoul G1 bike, I think you had asked if anyone had a S3, not sure if they are the same or not? But I’d be happy to be a guinea pig for you if you wanted to test the G1 bike for me?

    Let me know if this is something you’d be interested in? If your app is compatible let me know and I’ll make sure and download it ASAP to test it out, but I thought I’d ask first. 🙂


  3. Hey, love the app! So glad it keeps getting features and support.

    I tried this setup Yesoul S3 – qz app on my android – Garmin Edge 530. It went mostly fine, but distance and speed were just crazy. So power (180W) and cadence data are perfectly fine, but speed was 250km/h instead of 30. And subsequently distance was 160km for 70 minutes at 180W. I will get some more proper test data and submit it to you. The numbers on qz app were fine – speed around 30km/h and distance 33km.
    I’m also the guy complaining about calorie numbers, same issue here – qz says 1200 calories and garmin says 800 – with the same numbers (except the light speed on the garmin).

  4. Hi Roberto !
    I tried to connect my PROFoRM TDF 10.0 to QZ app (using IP adress) but it seems that the « connecting » phase never end. Do you know why and how can I fix it ?
    Thank you very much for your help !

    1. hi, that label is only for bluetooth devices, so don’t mind about it. do you see the metrics in the app if you ride?

  5. Hi, I have a Huawei P30, a Proform TDF 10, a Garmin edge 1030, a Garmin MK2. I am downloading your app. As far as I understand, Huawei does not support ANT+ . Do I need to buy ANT+ USB ?
    My wish is to transfer data from Proform TDF 10 to Garmin app.

  6. Hi Roberto,

    I have a Horizon Fitness 7.0 AT treadmill that I have updated with the latest firmware (version 9.001). This machine has a workout program that allows me to select my target heart rate, speed and duration of the workout. The machine then takes my heart rate readings from my Polar H10 HRM, and automatically adjusts the incline of my treadmill to keep me at or near my target heart rate.

    For some of these workouts I need to know my elevation gain, which my machine does not provide. Can your QZ app capture the incline and distance data from my treadmill, then calculate and display my elevation gain in real-time during my workout? If so, can I choose either version of the app (iOS or Android)?

    Also, can your app capture all of the data from my treadmill, and make that data plus the calculated elevation gain data available to my Garmin Forerunner 945 watch? If so, what would I need to do to accomplish this?

    Thank you.

    1. Roberto,

      Just to clarify my questions regarding making the “data available to my Garmin Forerunner 945 watch,” my objective is to incorporate this data into a .FIT file, so I can either do that through linking your app to my watch, or by your app creating the .FIT file. If this isn’t possible, that’s fine. The most important thing I need is for your app to calculate and display elevation gain, even if it doesn’t record that data in a file format that I can save.


    2. yes to all the question, both version (ios and android can do this). for the garmin it’s better using the android one so you can send metrics to the watch via ant+. be aware that as a limitation of garmin, it can receive only speed not inclination.
      also qz has a built in feature to do the same workout following your heart rate and increasing or decreasing speed!
      Let me know if you have any other questions

  7. I did everything according to the instructions and installed the Proform TDF 10 QZ AI companion. But the phone does not find Proform TDF.

  8. Hi, I just ran across your App and it looks like it may work with my setup. Can you please confirm? I have a:
    Bowflex C6 spin bike
    Android/Pixel 8
    Garmin Edge 705

    If it will work, can you please provide how the connections will be configured?
    Thank you

    1. yes ! it does! simply download the app and join the beta from the play store and enable the ant cadence setting in qz!
      you also need an ant dongle to send metrics to your garmin! let me know!

  9. hello friend. I have a proform tdf 10.0 and a Garmin edge 830. Sorry to ask this, but do you have a step-by-step tutorial on how to install it?

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