With the google maps ad-on you can also use your I-Vortex break to mimic real road rides with the trainer adjusting as you go to allow you to feel like you are climbing those hills. Also, you can import your GPS rides from other programs such as Garmin Connect with ease. Issues: Although only small they are
- A bit noisier than I expected. It is not too bad and if you just turn your music or TV up a little loader than you would normally have while exercising it is enough.
- At first I had problems with the software and computer reading the bike. It turned out that the problem was that the Garmin software interferes with the Tacx so only one can be running at a time.
- Sometimes the GPS does not calibrate properly leaving you cycling much faster down a short stretch of road. Not very common with my software but still there
- The integration from TTS4 to Garmin connect is not native. There are programs that will allow you to do this but I have not yet found a free one. On the plus side this is a great machine that allows me to keep riding the roads I love on my own bike during the harsh winter months and I would recommend this to anyone looking to get an indoor trainer.