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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 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

Behind the Scenes on Zwift’s Tour de France TV Broadcast, Plus Zwift’s New RaceView

Over the years I’ve often dug into the behind the scenes technical aspects of the biggest cyclist races in the world. From rider live tracking to the facilities that TV broadcasters use to get that race coverage to you. And … 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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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 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 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 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

No, Zwift Racing Wasn’t Hacked. Yet. Sorta. Let Me Explain.

Cheating at Zwift is nothing new, but more and more this year the focus is on how to hack Zwift racing with tools and technology. For the first time we saw a presentation at Def Con about exactly that. 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 Available Now on Android in Beta

With just a few days remaining before Eurobike 2018, Zwift finally unleashed the Android version they touted last year in their booth at Eurobike 2017.  This version brings compatibility to run the entire game (versus just the companion app) on … Read More Here

Zwift’s New Giro d'Italia Course Released: First Ride

Earlier this week Zwift announced that their new course would be a short time trial route mirroring the 2019 Giro d’Italia Stage 1, which starts today with the pros riding the real thing in Bologna. But it wasn’t until now … Read More Here

Tuesday Tidbits: Starbucks Card on Garmin Edge/Watches, COROS Mojito, Zwift Hardware Survey

It’s Tuesday, and there’s been a handful of things I’ve been meaning to post some quick tidbits about. Items that slipped out over the last few days (or weeks) but didn’t really deserve a full post of their own. But … 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’s Running Track Is Open: Here’s what a structured track workout is like

Yes, I just ran in Zwift. For real. On purpose. And somehow, someway…it didn’t suck this time. Earlier this week in an apparent New Year’s Eve ‘let’s do this’ moment, Zwift rolled out its last course edition of this year: … Read More Here

First Look: Zwift rolls out iOS version of platform

Zwift is somehow already two years old, how time flies!  While they only started taking your money last winter, it seems like just yesterday we were seeing the first demos of the platform.  Since inception they’ve added a structured workout … Read More Here

Garmin Acquires Tacx: Detailed analysis and what it means to you

In what is unquestionably the biggest sports tech news of the year, Garmin announced today the acquisition of Tacx – the privately held Dutch company that makes trainers, water bottles, and tools. This news no doubt will have people turning … Read More Here

Zwift Officially Launches Running: What you need to get started!

Today officially marks the launch of Zwift running.  Of course, such a date is merely a formality. Or rather, mostly an opportunity to gather a bunch of press, running companies, and celebrities in NYC to…err…run on treadmills.  That’s because of … Read More Here

Virtual Tour de France & L'Étape du Tour on Zwift: Everything You Need to Know

Today ASO and Zwift have announced a Virtual Tour de France, which will start taking place this weekend with 23 Men’s UCI WorldTour teams, and 16 Women’s UCI WorldTour teams racing. The truncated event won’t quite mirror that of the … Read More Here