What are the minimum iPad and iPhone requirements?
iPhone: That iPhone 3 you have sitting in the back of your sock drawer might make you a bit of coin on Antiques Roadshow in 20 years, but it unfortunately lacks the guts to handle the full force and fury of The Sufferfest app. If you have an iPhone 4S or newer, you are ready for lift-off.
iPad: The Sufferfest app plays nicely with iPads from the 3rd generation onward. If your iPad was manufactured after mid-2012 then we predict much mobile Suffering in your future. Need help figuring out what generation iPad you have? Apple has this handy guide.
iPod Touch: iPod Touch: the device for people who love iPhones but hate actually talking on the phone. If you plan on using your Ipod Touch to help you suffer, we recommend the 5th generation (mid-2013) or newer. Consult this guide from Apple if you need help determining the vintage of your iPod.
In addition to these minimum hardware requirements, we also recommend installing the most up-to-date version of iOS software. At the very least, The Sufferfest app requires iOS 8.0.
The Sufferfest is compatible with Apple iOS devices that have Bluetooth 4.0. For devices listed above that don't have Bluetooth 4.0 (also called Bluetooth Smart or BTLE) you can connect to the app via ANT+ (see below). Devices older than those listed above may not be compatible with the app, even through ANT+ connections.
For information on connecting to The Sufferfest Training Centre app via Bluetooth, click here.
Some of the more popular Bluetooth sensors that Sufferlandrians use are listed below.
- Wahoo TICKR/TICKR X
- Wahoo Blue SC/Speed and Cadence Sensor
- Wahoo RPM Speed Sensor
- Wahoo RPM Cadence Sensor
You can also use an ANT + dongle to connect your ANT + devices. You may also need the Lightning to 30 pin adapter for your devices. Our app is compatible with almost all ANT + sensors. Most Sufferlandrians have the Garmin Speed and Cadence sensor (GSC-10) which can be used with the Sufferfest App. More info on ANT connectors and adaptors.
For an in-depth review of setting up your iOS device, or troubleshooting your iOS connections please click here.