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Old 12-31-18, 12:07 PM
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Indoor trainer vs Apple battery life

Looking for some wisdom on using iphone or ipad with an indoor trainer. My winter indoor set up is a Trek Domane connected to a CycleOps M2 smart trainer. I'm currently using a Rouvy free trial, which I run on either an iphone or ipad that is then connected to a TV via a lightning-to-HDMI adapter and HDMI cable.
All this works very well but the problem is that if I start a training session or race on Rouvy with anything less than 60% of battery life on the ipad, I inevitably run out of battery at about 70 minutes. I'm using Rouvy's Augmented Reality function, which overlays avatars on top of a video, and running that in streaming mode (vs download mode because the routes take up a good bit of device memory).

Because the HDMI adapter plugs into the ipad / iphone lightning port, there's no way to charge the ipad / iphone at the same time it is being used for this app.

Any thoughts on how I can work around this (other than ensuring that the battery is fully charged)? Anyone else experiencing similar problems when streaming any of the trainer apps from an ipad or iphone? Thanks
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Old 12-31-18, 05:01 PM
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The standard Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter has both an HDMI out port and a Lightning charging port. Just attach your Lightning cable into the port and attach power (AC adapter or battery pack) to the other end.
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Thanks for your reply & suggestion Athens. In looking at that item I couldn't help but notice the extremely high number of negative reviews. Seems it doesn't work with iOS 12 updates? I may look for a similar product.
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I'm now using Apple TV with my Wahoo trainer and Zwift, but I was running off my iPad and used a combination cable that allowed monitor and charger connection, worked fine. That was last year, though - can't comment on any impact from latest updates.
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