i-Vortex to Vortex Smart Upgrade

Hello everybody. 

Some months (years?) ago, I found a very good discussion in the "old" Tacx forum regarding a "hardware upgrade" of an i-Vortex to a Vortex Smart.

Unluckily the old forum was finally shut down a few days after Tacx made the announcement and I had not the time to make a backup of this discussion.

I can remember that such an upgrade was possible (piece of circuit board to be exchanged) but there have been some constraints.

Has anybody some details to this topic? 

  • Wich part to update and where to get it?
  • Compatible with all revisions of the i-Vortex?
  • Is the i-Vortex controler computer still working then?
  • Compatible with TTS 4?
  • Further important things which I should know when considering the upgrade ...?

It would be gread if someone has more info on this.

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  • So.. after starting to train with a few years break my vortex wouldn’t communicate with the new iOS Tacx software. After frustrating research I realized it didn’t have Bluetooth and nothing was offered as an upgrade. Then I started researching the newer ivortex models and came across a parts diagram!!! Bingo. So all you need to do is replace the “electro Unit” or motherboard. It’s a simple procedure as long as you can get the part :)

    “Tacx Electro Unit only for Vortex Smart Brake Unit, T2181.25”

    I found mine on amazon.com $161.41 US

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  • So.. after starting to train with a few years break my vortex wouldn’t communicate with the new iOS Tacx software. After frustrating research I realized it didn’t have Bluetooth and nothing was offered as an upgrade. Then I started researching the newer ivortex models and came across a parts diagram!!! Bingo. So all you need to do is replace the “electro Unit” or motherboard. It’s a simple procedure as long as you can get the part :)

    “Tacx Electro Unit only for Vortex Smart Brake Unit, T2181.25”

    I found mine on amazon.com $161.41 US

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