Connecting Zwift Software To ANT+ Devices (Trainers, Powermeters, Speed & Cadence Sensors)

Connecting Zwift Software To ANT+ Devices (Trainers, Powermeters, Speed & Cadence Sensors)


now that you’ve downloaded zwip software to your computer and created an account it’s time to pair your centers before you start writing the good news is though that you’ll only need to do this once after which time Swift will remember those sensors each time you write now before we begin you need to make sure that you’ve got one of these and plus dongle either installed directly onto your computer but we highly recommend that you put it on the end of an extension cable like this one that way you can plug it into your computer place it down by your bike where it’s going to be much close to your senses and have a much stronger signal before you begin the pairing process though it’s a really good idea just to ride your bike very briefly and make sure that all of those sensors are awake it can take 10 seconds or so for them to appear on the screen ok let’s go through the steps you’ll need to take to pair the sentences on the three mains with two setups okay let’s start with the basic set up which is a classic trainer like the one that we’ve got here and also a speed sensor the one we’ve got mounted here onto the chainstay a couple of revolutions of the rear wheel and the magnet passing by that speed since that should be enough to wake it up so you can then go across to your computer and underneath the box which says classic trainer and speed sensor click on search with any luck you should find your speed sensor is on there click on OK and that part is then paired the next screen you will see is a list of all of the classic trainers so it selects your trainer from that list click on OK again and you’re pretty much ready to go now if you’ve got any more sensors such as cadence or maybe even a heart rate strap now is the time to do them as well click on the search function underneath those relevant boxes you’ll find the sentences click on OK all of them will be paired and you’re ready to go right the next one is what we call the flexible setup and that is where we combine our classic trainer once again but this time with a power meter that is already installed on your bike so here we’ve got a crank based power meter a few revolutions of that a little bit of riding should wake it up go to the power box click on search hopefully again you should find your power meter comes up on the screen you can simply click OK and then it will be paired now if you are using a power meter and that will also do your cadence for you but you also don’t need to use a speed sensor in this instance either so we will do some calculations based on the power that you’re generating and that is what will control the speed of your rider on the screen and the final one is the premium setup which is where you’re using a smart trainer like this one which gives you a power calculation and also varies the resistance for uphills and downhills same protis applies ride your bike very briefly to wake the smart trainer up head over to your computer smart trainer box click on search it will come up simply click ok and to our pair now as I said a smart trainer will give you your power output however if you do have a power meter on your bike which you use out training on the road you want to make sure you’re getting exactly the same numbers on Swift and you compare that separately as well we need to go up to power meter click on unpair to unpair the power meter that’s inside the smart trainer then you’ll see two devices listed so the smart trainer and the power meter that you have on your bike if you want the one on your bike select that click OK and everything’s paired and ready to go once again know we have got Hart reminds a strap now it is the time to pair that here’s a quick pro tip for you before you use your smart trainer for the first time with is with make sure that you calibrate the trainer as per the manufacturer’s instructions do this on a regular basis and you’ll make sure that you’ve got accurate numbers each and every time you use we so now you know how to write in Swift but if you want to get more out of the experience and take a look at this video where we explain our key features alternatively if you need to know how to use the Swift mobile link app we’ve got a video for that as well that you can find just down here

61 comments on “Connecting Zwift Software To ANT+ Devices (Trainers, Powermeters, Speed & Cadence Sensors)

  1. Eduard Bijelic Post author

    I would like to try Zwift with my Garmin ANT+ sensors (GSC 10 and HR sensor). Do you recommend specific ANT+ dongle or it is not necessary? I've found some model from hLine, similar to Garmin one.

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  2. Jack Le Riche Post author

    Would a set of rollers and a device such as http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-Bike-Speed-Cadence-Sensor/dp/B00JM6DKUA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454926872&sr=8-1&keywords=garmin+cadence+sensor work? Your website suggests that I require a power meter?

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  3. koDiacc Cycling Post author

    If i'm using the classic setup I can set up my trainer to a really light resistance, for example -9% downhill, so I could easily speed up to 50km/h and that would give me an advantage over others? or won't it?

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  4. Fernando Rosario Post author

    I would like to know if my speed and cadence sensor from my Garmin 910 Tri bundle would work well with zwift?

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  5. aguia1dourada Post author

    tenho um garmin edge 1000 é compatível com zwit, é só eu adquirir o ANT+ ou nao?

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  6. roberto Baca Post author

    I can use Garmin USB ANT Stick to connect swift with my "Elite Turbo muin smart B +" with Misuro B +?
    because I have tried to connect zwift only with "Misuro B +" and unresponsive power sorce.
    Thank you so much

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  7. MiataBRG Post author

    I'm fairly tech savvy but the level of complexity here, added to not being clear about what equipment i need to buy or how much it is, or whether it is compatible wigh what I've already got, is keeping me away from Zwift even though I'd like to give it a try.

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  8. Ali85Grant Post author

    Hi Zwift. I'm keen on the basic set up and already have a Garmin cadence and speed sensor, along with HR monitor. All sensors are Ant+. My question is when I do a Zwift session can I pair my sensors to Zwift as well as my Edge 500? The reason for asking is to know if I'll be able to upload to Strava from Swift or can I track my ride on my Garmin and upload from that, as I usually would on a normal ride.

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  9. Bartel G Post author

    got the software on my pc, the ant+ dongle, a smart trainer and the app on my mobile, stil not working attol, think the ant cant find a thing?

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  10. SaudePerformance Post author

    Hello
    I have a tacx Bushido, do I need the ant+ to fell the slopes, or the Bluetooth will do it?

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  11. Eric Post author

    If I have a non bluetooth computer, can I install a bluetooth 4.0 dongle and have it function with your software? I just got a Kickr 2, cadence sensor and HR strap that are all Wahoo and bluetooth. My laptop is non bluetooth but trying to decide if a 4.0 dongle will work or get a ANT+. For ANT+ will need a different strap and cadence then. Was hoping to use everything with the laptop and my iPhone

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  12. Giulio Policarpo Post author

    I have a question … can i use Zwift without smartphone ? I have only PC , garmin sensor and Zwift sensor

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  13. Ray Middleton Post author

    How do you unpaid a trainer. I have the Cyclops Phantom 5 and it logs into indoor cycle 95 automatically. Would like to pair with phantom 3 or cyclops indoor cycle. Thanks

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  14. James Tepedino Post author

    do i assume that if i don't have a speed sensor on my bike, the trainer will not show my speed in zwift? i have a cadence sensor but not a speed sensor because my bike apps always showed my speed. please explain

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  15. stevenx3m Post author

    I am interested to try Zwift because of a friend who is using it. I am not completely sure that I have all I need though. I have a road bicycle, equipped with Garmin Edge speed/cadence ANT+ sensor (also ANT+ heart rate sensor). I have a Windows PC for the software, but it only has Bluetooth (ANT+ is same frequency, but different protocol so not compatible). I have Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone which supports ANT+ (already tested and it works). Is that enough or do I need to have USB to ANT+ adapter for my PC?

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  16. Rikitocker Post author

    Although I have a Garmin Speed Sensor fitted to my Bike, it is fitted to the front hub and not the rear due to the rear hub being too large to fit the Speed Sensor to. I have a Wahoo KickR Snap – can I assume that between the SNAP and Zwift that my Speed data can be determined otherwise?

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  17. mjrage24 Post author

    hi I have a cateye strada digital wireless (cadence and speed sensor). is this compatible with the garmin Ant+ dongle? please help

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  18. Tracy Dawson Post author

    I have a jet-black z2 fluid trainer which isn't supported by zwift. Can I still use zwift with this trainer plus Wahoo Speed/Cadence sensors (Ant+BLE capable)? And will I need an Ant+USB dongle thing too?

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  19. Eduardo Post author

    Hey ZWIFT team! Where do you guys got that k-edge mount for iPhone ? I need one of those in my life

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  20. Wesleigh Styles Post author

    i have a cycleops fluid 2 and a garmin 810 with speed/cadence and heart rate sensors. can i connect my garmin via bluetooth to my laptop for zwift or do i need to buy a ANT+ dongle?

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  21. Richard Mason Post author

    Heart rate sensor NEVER picks up on zwift? I'm sick of trying. It links with all other software, just not zwift

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  22. Phillip Notz Post author

    Is it possible to connect to Zwift with a smart TV and leave out the computer and smart phone. I have a Samsung Model UN32M530DAF Smart TV, which I have connected to the internet. But I can't find the Zwift Ap for it.

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  23. limyohwan Post author

    so why do your mobile apps not support ant+? It seems ridiculous to pay extra twenty for something i already own.

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  24. Josiah Woods Post author

    That’s funny…..if only Zwift could find my smart trainer.Tried everything doesn’t work. Only randomly for no reason it will work.

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  25. Doug Mckee Post author

    as far as the heart rate monitor is concerned, is there a way for me to pair my apple watch? I am currently using a Tacx smart trainer and my laptop for swift.

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  26. nyannyan123456 Post author

    I was under the impression that I did not need a bike computer to use zwift. That is incorrect since my purchase of a power meter there is no way to set crank arm length and angular approach. My power meter is nothing more than a expensive cadence sensor on zwift.

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  27. Janez Pipan Post author

    I have a veloman 1.28 counter. How to connect via Endomondo. I also have a bluetooth heart rate beam.

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  28. freshjiv Post author

    What a dumb shit video clip. Even with the 4mins blah blah, still so many questions we can see down here.

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  29. Scott Parker Post author

    can you help me i have just got a kurt kinetic smart trainer with Bluetooth connection I don't know how to connect any help but then I have cadence/speed/heart rate all on ant+ I just wanted the trainer with Bluetooth to automatically adjust to the terrain thanks

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  30. Víctor López Hernández Post author

    Can you connect the Misuro sensor to Garming edge 520 plus and then to zwift? I want to connect my garmin to a turbo muin trainer and have this zwift compatible. Thanks!

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  31. izmahoby Post author

    Daniel Lloyd, please be an honest vlogger, don't sacrifice your reputation for a paid promotion. 10 seconds into the video you say "the good news is you'll only have to do this once". Any Zwift user knows that is simply untrue. Do your review, user your years of knowledge and interesting insight, but don't mislead people for this money. You can at least warm people that it's basically still in beta.

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  32. KONSTANTINOS VATHAKOS Post author

    Is what you are showing on the video a cadence sensor rather than a speed sensor? I have the standard Garmin speed and cadence sensor pack and I have my speed sensor on my front wheel hub and the cadence sensor on my left crank. Can someone advise if I need both sensors for Zwift (or just the cadence one) and how I need to configure these? Thanks!

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  33. Sebastian Reyes Post author

    Hello greetings from Colombia, I have a question, can I use a huawei honor band 4 running as a sensor? Thank you

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