Zwift Adds New Meetups and Enriched Activity Feeds
Updates to Zwift’s Companion App unlock a brand new Zwifting experience.
Zwift, the global online training platform for cyclists, triathletes and runners, has released its latest update to the Zwift Companion App bringing delivering three significant updates that will help transform the Zwifting experience.
The most significant of these updates is the introduction of Meetups. Meetups allows Zwifters to schedule their own rides with their friends and followers. Simply pick the date and time, then choose the route and distance. The Meetup can then be shared with up to 50 of their followers to join them for that ride. Rides can only be shared with friends on Zwift’s Companion App which is available for both Apple and Android devices, and can be scheduled up to seven days in advance. It’s now easier than ever before to hook up with your ride buddies for a run or ride around the roads of Watopia.
In addition to Meetups, Zwift’s latest version of the Companion App delivers a brand new enriched feed which will allow users to view their rides in more detail than ever before. New scrollable graphs provide additional insight into speed, power and heart rate during an activity. Runners will also be able to review their running splits. Racers will also be able to review race results from within the app. Users who don’t wish to share information will also have the option to make their workouts private.
In addition to the performance charts, a new mini map will show you exactly where your avatar has travelled. Not only this, but it will also show you where fellow Zwifters awarded you with a well earned ride on and also where you managed to set new personal bests.
On the social side, the new companion app will allow Zwifters to comment on their friends’ activities and view all the action shots. Photos can also be saved and shared to other social media platforms.
Finally, a new Full Training Plan view has now been added to Zwift’s Companion App. The new view allows Zwifters to look further ahead in their training plan to better prepare and understand what they have coming up in the next few weeks or months.
Zwift’s Companion App is a fantastic tool that helps users unlock even more from their Zwifting experience. Zwift Companion App pairs with Zwift in game when connected to the same WiFi network. Once paired, the app provides even greater control in game, making sending messages, giving ride ons, viewing your workout etc much easier, and without the need to have a keyboard within in reach. When out of the game, Zwift companion lets you keep track of Zwifters you follow, view your training plans, browse events, and now arrange Meetups. Zwift Companion app is free and is available on both Google Play and the iOS App Store.
Zwift website here: zwift.com.
Zwift is the fitness company born from gaming. We’re dedicated fitness enthusiasts that also happen to be experienced software and video game developers. Combining that passion and deep understanding of the fitness world, Zwift is the first company to use massive multiplayer gaming technology to bring the outdoor experience indoors. Athletes from around the globe can train and compete with each other in rich, 3D-generated worlds simply by connecting their existing devices & hardware (e.g. cycle trainers, power meters, treadmills heart rate monitors, etc) wirelessly via open industry standard ANT+ and BLE. From friendly competition, to racing & structured training programs, Zwift is building a community of like-minded athletes united in the pursuit of a better social fitness experience.