Stellar Training Program
This is not just looking at graphs and numbers on your trainer, this program has it all! There are fully-fledged 3D environments, you can join group rides and races, as well as make your own workouts. The workout programs that are already created are awesome! This truly increases my own desire to train with the fun interface, encouragements from others, and the ability to ride very expensive bikes in the program that cost thousands of dollar in real life.
TL;DR This is simply the best. Even if it's just raining outside and you wanna to get the feel of riding outside, hop on the trainer an spin. It can't match the experience of cycling outside, nothing could, but the way that they do it is utterly amazing.
iPad app freezing up
With the latest update, the app freezes an I am unable to use.
Love the program, but last update...
The latest update crashes at the end of every ride on iPad Air now... please fix it.
Zwift quickly resolved the issue, changed to 5 stars! Great app!
Great app, Great future!
I have been using Zwift for well over a year now. First on a MacBook Air, then on an Alienware Alpha running Windows 10, and now on my iPhone SE as well as my iPad mini 2. All great experiences thanks to Team Zwift. But, what I am really looking forward to is Zwift running natively on my Apple TV. That's going to be AWESOME!!!
Good app! I use it with my Wahoo Kickr and stream from my iPhone 7 to my Apple TV.
Problem w speed sensor w Viiiiva HR monitor again
This was fixed in a previous version and now is having the same issue w the Garmin speed sensor not being picked up. Cadence works perfect.
A week delay before riding?
Never had a riding app tell me I have to wait 7 days before I can ride more than 25 minutes per session. I'm going to put on my hr monitor, strap on my cadence sensor, get the Zwift sensors up, drink a half liter water, climb on my bike, fire up a Swift ride, all for a 25 minute work out? No thank you. Back to Sufferfest and Peloton.
Spectacular on 9.7 iPad Pro and fun, fun, fun!
By Katharine in CNY
I'm not a professional cyclist, nor do I race, but absolutely love Zwift, especially during the winter months here in Central New York. I am, however, an avid cyclist and my bikes are a serious part of my life.
This was a recommended program from the bike shop and was set up there on the Wahoo Kickr smart trainer using a laptop. They had never tried it at the shop with a tablet until I purchased the Wahoo Kickr Snap smart trainer from them and had them get me set up on my iPad Pro. The graphics were so crisp with no buffering whatsoever, but that may be in part due to the speed of the iPad Pro. It can also be used on an iPhone, but will not provide the same level of visual enjoyment that an iPad will. I've tried it on my iPhone SE without any concerns as far as buffering or graphics, but it can be difficult to select the course and/or workout mode. My iPhone is better suited for the Zwift mobile link that allows easier access to changing the views you have during your ride, taking a screenshot of what you see on the iPad, etc. I purchased an inexpensive mount for the iPad that uses an ordinary camera tripod as the base. This setup has worked out very well for both viewing the ride and protecting the iPad with a wide base for stability.
With regard to the actual activity on Zwift, there are currently 3 different locations - Watopia (volcanic island), London, and Richmond. The locations rotate during the month with Watopia being the most used location. London is featured about 10-12 days each month, and Richmond only 2 days each month. The monthly calendar is clearly viewed within the app. All locations have routes that range from flat all the way up to large ascents, such as "The Pretzel" on Watopia, and everything in between. My smart trainer will increase flywheel tension for ascents to accurately simulate what would be felt on an actual road ride. Watopia by far has the most routes, with impressive visual features such as an underwater tunnel, Italian and German villages, and volcano with flowing lava. Short sprints are also on the routes to challenge you as you ride in real time with riders from all over the world. A variety of races also are available. Zwift also has many different workout modes to choose from. Zwift is suited for the most casual of riders all the way to professionals.
When setting up you outfit your avatar with accessories and gear, but as you increase your ride time you increase the options that are unlocked for your avatar. It's virtual gear, but you end up really wanting to unlock the options, thereby increasing your training time and fitness. The setup also asks for age, gender, weight and height to provide the most accurate caloric burn. There are achievements for things like reaching 30 MPH, drafting, completing 5 circuits of a course, etc.
Most who have used an exercise bike or traditional trainer can relate to 60 minutes feeling like 60 hours, even with music or watching TV/movies to pass time. Zwift keeps you actively involved the whole time and 60 minutes feels like 60 minutes (and at times feels less than that depending on how immersed you get).
The monthly fee is very reasonable, in my opinion, for all you get. Now that I've had it I couldn't imagine not having it and look forward to seeing how it develops over time. Ride On!
Before the update I loved it
Now it crashes at least 1 or two times per hour.
Update: apparently it was an issue with the iPhone 6 and the new update fixed the crashes. Updating to 5 stars. Good job Zwift!!
Can't say enough
I used to dread using the trainer on these cold snowy Michigan winter days, but since I've found Zwift, I love it. I've only been using zwift for about a week but so far so awesome!!
The courses are amazing, there are several diff workouts and group rides or races to participate in. Super easy to use and super fun-I will never have another boring indoor cycle session ever again
Sound not streaming. Drains battery
I just lost my 21 mile ride in Richmond when it crasheD. When I restarted it asked me if I wanted to continue previous workout, so I said yes. Well, it started in London from zero. Now how do I recover my activity. Each time I restart it is London from zero. You've gotta be kidding me. Still needs work!
Waste of my time
By Can't pair
Pairing for 10 mins, nothing found