Author: Eric Schlange

Test Lap Data

View data on Google sheets here > The data above is for lap times ridden in isolation (no draft/veering effects) at constant wattage on various Zwift courses. Hints: Use the “Showdown” filter in the Google sheet if you just want to see which setups are the fastest Use filters and column sorting on to narrow your dataset as desired To see how differences in weight, watts, and height effect lap times, first filter by “32mm carbon” wheels on the Richmond data, then short by the parameter you want to test Strava Segments Used When these tests were run we hadn’t yet...

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What’s new on Zwift 1/14 (1.0.9584)

Zwift released an update today to version 1.0.9584. They’ve been hard at work fixing minor bugs and enhancing the overall experience! A few of the our favorite upgrades/fixes include: Added support for female sprint and lap jerseys Improved Group Follow mode on Watopia. Jan 21 is now a Watopia day for a special event. Battery Saver mode added to settings screen. This works by capping your framerate to 15fps on Max Savings, 20fps on Medium savings, and 30fps on minimum savings when your laptop is unplugged.  This means the faster your laptop, the more savings you might have when unplugged.   It is still highly recommended you run while plugged for the best experience. Possible fix for riders riding way off course Added support for remembering what monitor Zwift was running on so it can try to use that next time you run. High end GPUs now have 4K ultra HD resolution as a choice in settings Read the complete release notes...

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Uploading your Zwift rides to Garmin Connect

Many Garmin users (like myself) have an activity history built up in Garmin Connect. Zwift does not currently offer seamless integration with Garmin Connect, but since your Zwift rides are saved in industry-standard .fit files on your computer you can upload your Zwift rides to Garmin quite easily. Here’s how: Log into Garmin Connect via your web browser Go to your Activities page (Menu>Activities) Click “Import” in the upper-right hand corner Click “Choose File” and find your ride’s .fit file (on Windows they are in the Document/Zwift/Activities) Click on the “Upload activities from file” to finish That’s...

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Choosing a course: how to ride either course (Watopia or Richmond) at any time Zwift

UPDATE: while the method described below still works, changing your system date can mess up other applications on your computer and make Strava behave badly. A better solution which does not involve changing your system date can be found on this page. Zwift currently places everyone on the same course, according to the course schedule. The course schedule is posted each month in the Zwift Support Hub–for January 2016, the course schedule places everyone on Watopia Sunday-Wednesday, and on Richmond Thursday-Saturday. Eventually riders will be able to choose which course they ride on. Until then, here’s an easy hack...

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