The E10i supports screencasting and screen mirroring, providing some great functionalities and knowing which is best to use when it can be overwhelming. Stick with us, and you will know when to use what.
“I want to duplicate my entire treadmill screen (and my running data), on a separate display screen, on the same WiFi network.”
“I want to play video, music, or other content from an app on my treadmill, onto another display screen on the same WiFi network.”
Screen mirroring: how and when to use it
Screen mirroring duplicates your exact treadmill onto another screen via WiFi. To mirror your screen, you must install a mirror app like Google Home and have an additional display such as, a TV or a monitor that can receive content wirelessly, using built-in technology or an adapter.
Miracast is another example of a wireless display technology used for screen mirroring. Miracast-enabled devices include most modern Windows and Android devices – including tablets, smartphones, and laptops, some connected displays – such as smart TVs, and some streaming devices, such as Roku and Amazon Fire TVs.
Screencasting: how and when to use it
Screen casting differs from screen mirroring in two ways:
- You can cast a video to another display and still use your treadmill screen without interrupting the video or showing any of your other content.
- When you cast content from your treadmill screen to a TV, you will no longer see the content on your treadmill screen. It will only appear on the TV. Once you have screencast the content to the TV, you will need to control it from the TV, not your treadmill screen.
The ability to screencast must be built into the respective app on your treadmill and display. For example, Netflix, introduced screen-casting in their latest TV and phone apps.