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Zwift Compatibility

Zwift Compatibility

How It Works

Zwift is a powerful cycle training application that turns your real-world effort into speed in a digital environment. Your power is measured by the watts you produce, and this is used to move you forward through a 3D environment.

To add extra realism your speed is adjusted for your height, weight and the road gradient you’re racing or training on, you even get credit for drafting.

We have a Zwift guide where you can learn more about the app and how you can use it to improve your fitness and performance.


Supported Trainers

Zwift is compatible with a wide range of turbo trainers, indoor bikes and rollers.

Smart Turbo Trainers

Smart turbo trainers can connect to Zwift wirelessly via ANT+ on Bluetooth Smart (BLE). Zwift will then automatically change the resistance of your turbo trainer to match the terrain and conditions of the virtual route you’re riding. Using Zwift with a smart trainer gives you the most immersive cycling experience.

BKOOL
CycleOps
Elite
Kinetic
Tacx

Classic Turbo Trainers

Classic trainers do not have the ability to communicate with ANT+ or BLE wirelessly to send your power data to Zwift. However, you can use a compatible speed/cadence sensor or power meter to connect to Zwift. Also, some manufacturers provide their own Zwift compatible sensors.

When using a speed/cadence sensor, Zwift will translate the speed from your trainer into power (watts) using a virtual power curve. Zwift have tested all the supported trainers below to estimate the watts needed for speed-based power. These sensors and meters connect wirelessly via ANT+ or BLE.

Some of the turbo trainers below are ‘zPower’ enabled. ZPower is Zwift’s own virtual power curve that accounts for spikes in power output from sudden accelerations, so you get a more responsive experience, rather than a linear virtual power curve.

CycleOps
Elite
Giant
JetBlack
Kinetic
Minoura
Tacx

Indoor Bikes

Many Indoor Bikes have ANT+ or BLE connectivity which are Zwift compatible.

CycleOps

Rollers

You can use any cycling rollers with Zwift when you have equipped a supported power meter to your bike. Smart rollers also have access to automatic resistance control.

All Makes/Models

Supported Connectivity

Zwift uses industry standard wireless protocols to connect to your devices.

ANT+

ANT+ is a wireless technology that allows your turbo trainer, cycling sensors, power meters and tech to communicate with each other.

Bluetooth Smart (BLE)

BLE is a lets your devices communicate wirelessly with each other with considerably reduced power consumption. BLE runs natively on most mobile and desktop operating systems.

Zwift connectivity

Supported Devices

Zwift is compatible with all power meters, speed and cadence sensors as well as heart rate monitors which can connect via ANT+ or BLE.

Power Meters

All Makes/Models

Speed & Cadence Sensors

All Makes/Models

Supported Platforms

Zwift supports a wide range of Apple and Windows computers.

Desktop & Laptop Requirements

Minimum Spec
Recommended Spec

iPhone & iOS Requirements

iPhone
iOS