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Zwift Hardware Tidbits: Breaking Steering, Apple TV 2021 Updates, New Non-Supported Trainers List

This post is a collection of randomly interesting Zwift hardware things. Sure, Zwift is often updating software-related stuff. But more quietly they’re also making changes behind the scenes on hardware – some of which are good, and some of which, … Read More Here

Zwift Considering $45/Month Plans and Huge List of New Features in Latest Survey

Zwift has sent out a survey to numerous members (including myself) that indicates they’re pondering multiple membership tiers, steering + braking, hosted audio-video workouts, premium racing leagues, and many more features. While the survey is of course meant to gather … Read More Here

Zwift Lays Off Employees in Move to Focus on Developing New Hardware

This past Friday, Zwift laid-off a number of employees in a move the company described as being made to allow them to “develop new hardware”. The positions being eliminated, according to various industry sources that were informed by Zwift on … Read More Here

Zwift Plans Three At Home Fitness Hardware Products

Last week Zwift posted a slate of new job positions, notably around supply chain management. Included within that, the company listed that they’ll not only be making three specific models, but that they’ve also selected their hardware production partners already. … Read More Here

Hands-on with VirtuGO: Is it a viable Zwift competitor?

Within the trainer app realm, much is made of the giants – Zwift and TrainerRoad.  And rightfully so, they’ve grown their respective customer bases over years with boatloads of happy customers.  At the other end of the spectrum is a … Read More Here

Zwift on New Apple TV 4K (2021 Edition): What’s different?

Many regular readers know that I’m a big user of Apple TV for Zwift. For the most part, unless I’m actively testing something that requires a PC or Mac specifically, I’m using Apple TV as my Zwift machine. I have … Read More Here

Zwift’s CEO Discusses Smart Bike Hardware Plans, IPO, Rowing, Clubs, and More

Over the past few days Zwift’s CEO has given an interview to Bloomberg, as well as led his annual Thanksgiving Day group ride, which had over 3,000 people join. During both of those sessions CEO Eric Min discussed a number … Read More Here

The Challenges Ahead for Zwift and ESports

It was almost exactly two months ago that Zwift announced they received a whopping $120 million USD in new funding, whereby a large chunk of that would be spent on digital racing – known as esports. Since then, the company … Read More Here

Friday Roundup: Interbike cancelled for 2019, and Zwift encroaches on Strava with new update

And just like that – it’s Friday! If you’re reading this prior to 11AM US Eastern Time/5PM Central European time – then don’t miss out on my YouTube Livestream today (Friday) with GPLama and DesFit – here to answer all … Read More Here

Zwift’s New Workout Mode: First workout overview

This weekend Zwift rolled out the first iteration of their new workout mode.  This is a bit of a departure from their past claim to fame, which is the 3D world known as Zwift Island (or more recently, the Richmond … Read More Here

Zwift Details Challenges With Building Their Own Hardware

CyclingTips today published a great ‘From the Top’ podcast episode about the history of Zwift, talking to both Jon Mayfield and Eric Min. Those two, being two of the co-founders of the platform, with Jon bringing the initial development/technical side … Read More Here

Zwift rolls out first real world course: UCI 2015 Road World Championships in Richmond

Zwift has delivered on the first of their many promised expansions: real world courses.  Back when I first discussed the service with them a year ago, they noted that they’d eventually see opportunities to partner with race organizers for creating … Read More Here

Garmin Training Status Now Includes Zwift, TrainerRoad, The Sufferfest and Tacx App Workouts

Garmin quietly rolled out an update yesterday that means you’ll now get training load updated on your Garmin devices for workouts done in Zwift, TrainerRoad, The Sufferfest, and the Tacx App, all without using a Garmin device to record them. … Read More Here

Zwift Releases Makuri Islands: New World to Eventually Rival Watopia

Zwift has released a new land, called the Makuri Islands, and the first section in that is the Yumezi map, which includes 27.6km/17.1mi of roads on it. However, unlike UCI or real-life-based event maps such as Yorkshire or Richmond, this … Read More Here

Thoughts on Zwift’s Infamous $5 Price Increase

There are approximately four ways you can start off writing about the Zwift price increase, depending on which way you want to spin the increase.  I’ve used two of them thus far in my post, but to recap, your four options … Read More Here

Zwift Releases Apple TV App: Everything you need to know

Today Zwift released their long-awaited Apple TV edition, allowing you to get riding on the platform with a relatively small investment compared to a full desktop computer or expensive tablet.  The Apple TV variant has been under external testing since … Read More Here

Zwift Bans Two Pro Racers For Altering Data: An Explainer of Sorts

It’ll likely come as no surprise that top racers are once again* cheating on Zwift. After all, cheating and cycling are as intertwined as peanut butter and jelly.  And while historically cycling has seen cheating take the form of doping … Read More Here

VirtuGO Announces It’s Shutting Down: Where’d things go wrong?

One of the most viable alternatives to Zwift from a graphics standpoint just announced it’s closing up shop. VirtuGO has sent out an e-mail to all registered/paying users that the service will shut-down effective November 25th, 2019. Users will be … Read More Here

Zwift Tidbits from Eurobike: New course specifics, real-life course preview, and other bits

This won’t be a long post, but darn-it, I went out and rode a beastly loop of the new Austrian course, and thus I’m determined to make something of that time spent in the saddle.  Thus, here we go. As … Read More Here

Zwift Begins First Day of New Crit City Race Course: My first go of it

To my surprise, that was more fun than I expected. Also, it hurt my lungs more than I had planned for this Saturday afternoon. But more importantly – I could actually see doing it again. Which is not something I … Read More Here

Zwift Re-Updates Terms of Service After Recent Changes & Concerns

About a month ago Zwift quietly updated their Terms of Service. Then, a day or two later they (properly) sent out an e-mail to customers saying things had changed, and to check them out. For some reason, at the time, … Read More Here

Zwift Confirms New Hardware Division: Posts Job Positions To Build Indoor Smart Bikes

Ahh yes, the rite of passage for any tech company is posting job positions that give away your future plans. Be it Apple posting autonomous car engineering positions or Uber trying to build flying things, eventually companies have to show … Read More Here

Zwift acquires Milestone, charts entry into hardware realm

In a move that will turn heads within the indoor training industry, Zwift has acquired Milestone and their famed inexpensive ($25) running footpods.  This isn’t the first time Zwift has dabbled in hardware, but it is definitely the first time … Read More Here

Week in Review: April 5th, 2021

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

A Quick Review: A $17 Weight Scale that Syncs to Zwift (1byone Smart Scale)

For those unfamiliar, the speed you go in Zwift is entirely based on your weight and power output – with some added trimmings, including height/virtual bike/wheels/etc… But really, it all hinges on your weight. As a good citizen of Zwift … Read More Here