Our brief guide running through how to mirror Fulgaz to Mac, using your iOS device and lightning cable. Read on for a little about why we wanted to do this, and how it opened the door to Fulgaz as a practical training platform for us.
Of all the indoor training platforms out there Fulgaz has, hands down, the best quality of training videos available right across the board. Others have some video content that is comparable, but none the consistency. Due to the level of curation, if it is on Fulgaz, its top drawer.
Why then, have we not been consistently using Fulgaz? The answer is a simple one. For a number of reasons, it did not fit our work stream.
- There is no native MacOS application.
- We could have ridden on iPad, which felt inferior to 27in retina.
- The WiFi reception on iPad is also not as strong as on Mac, leading to less stable experience.
- We could also have ridden on our 4K Apple TV – though we’d have had to buy another as it is not really in the right place, and there is usually somebody else playing Splatoon on it!
- We also preferred the gamification within Rouvy and Zwift. Though our understanding of the Rouvy 20/21 career mode suggests that we will not be able to complete the races needed to progress through it as our smart bike is not smart enough – resistance control is manual (and we have zero intention of changing).
We tried a Bootcamp Windows 10 install (there is a Windows 10 application), specifically for Fulgaz! Though we found the whole setup far too unstable, with dropouts of both Wifi and Bluetooth receivers.
So we looked at ways to stream Fulgaz to iMac. It may be possible to share via airplay, though we have not worked out how to do that to the Mac (to Apple TV would have been straightforward but self-defeating even above).
The solution was relatively straightforward – connect the iPad to the iMac via a lightning cable, and view the iPad screen in Quicktime.
The picture clarity is good, not consistently perfect, but functional – and we suspect it will be better from our larger iPad (will test and update).
Hopefully in time Fulgaz will build a Mac app, though the developer states that a Mac App is not consistent with the way they currently develop apps.
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If anyone from Fulgaz is reading this though…. give us a MacOS Application please, and yes, we did write that response to the survey….. 🙂