2020 is shaping up to be a big year for Zwift and, in this video, brand manager Chris Snook talks us through the online training platform’s biggest developments for the year ahead, including: steering and other gamified elements, the Yorkshire Road World Championships course and the incoming mass arrival of indoor training bikes.
Zwift’s steering functionality, which launched at Eurobike 2019, uses your phone’s accelerometers in conjunction with the Zwift Companion app to detect movement. The steering segment is 2 miles long and is, naturally, timed for an element of competition.
Zwift will also score how well you take the corners. If you can complete the segment in under 12 minutes 30 seconds with a 100 per cent score, you’ll unlock the Zwift mountain bike and mountain wheels.
Elsewhere, this year’s UCI Road World Championships were held in Yorkshire, England and to celebrate, Zwift released the Harrogate circuit portion of the course that you can ride yourself.
Lastly, after the launch of trainers such as the Wahoo Kickr Bike, Chris talks us through why he thinks these devices are going to become increasingly important in years to come.