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Zwift Introduces Power Match, Route Reviewer, and Apple Watch Support In Latest Upgrade

Zwift released a new update to its popular indoor cycling app.  A lot of little goodies were introduced in their recent update so let’s jump right into them.

POWER MATCH IN ERG MODE (BETA)

Power match is finally here. If you have your own power meter, now you can use your power meter as the source for your custom workout when you select ERG mode. Up until this upgrade, to use ERG mode in Zwift, you had to select your smart trainer as the power source and we all know how these numbers can be different. 

With this upgrade, you can select your power meter as the power source and select ERG mode. I haven’t had a chance to test this feature out yet but I am really excited about it.

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ROUTE PREVIEWER:

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This is another handy upgrade. The Route Previewer will let you see essential route details as well as a map showing the entire route. This makes it much easier to visualize what is involved in riding the infamous Pretzel, Mountain 8, or the London PRL route.

Routes are a handy way to pre-select what turns you’d like to take automatically during your activity, but of course you may deviate from a route at any intersection using the arrow keys or Zwift Mobile Link any time you wish (events excluded).

APPLE WATCH SUPPORT FOR RUNNING AND CUSTOM GOALS:

For the runners and triathletes out there, Zwift released (beta) support for a soon to be released update to Zwift Mobile Link that will enable Apple Watch support for running pace and heartrate reading. You can also create custom daily targets instead of only being limited to preset targets.

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ADDITIONAL NOTABLE CHANGES INCLUDE:

  • Non-race events can now be joined after they are started. Give this a few days to be fully enabled for events on the calendar.
  • Each event can now have a list of backup ride leaders.  The top-most leader on the prioritized list that actually shows up to the event will be the leader for that ride.
  • May missions added. Finish the prescribed ride each week to complete the mission.  Completed mission badges will eventually show up in your achievements list later this summer.
  • iOS: all rides now save to HealthKit (if HealthKit is available and access is granted)
  • iOS: added feature help us determine why some users activities do not always save properly (ie, an activity never shows up on Strava or our own Zwift activity listing)

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