Acknowedging another rider

(Mark Williams) #1

I thought I read somewhere there’s some way to “wave” at a fellow rider. When I’ve been in a bit of a race with someone it’s good to be able to acknowledge their victory (well, that’s how it usually turns out :)). For example, if we a race to one of the lines (KOM, etc) I want to be able to send something of a “well done” message.

Did I misread that? Just “W” for Wave or something would do the trick.


(Chuck Kozlowski ZSUNR) #2

It is one of the function keys (F1 through F9) - they all do something different within Zwift … there is a wave function … I just can’t remember which one (F3 or F4)

(Shane Carbonneau) #3

there is an smart phone app beta (i have the iphone version) that allows you to do a handful of things to communicate… things like wave or saying “nice job” or even flick your elbow.

(Mark Williams) #4

Strange - none of the function keys do anything for me. Not sure why. Thanks for the pointers though.

By the way, I know it’s a bit of a moving target but it would be good if Zwift could maintain a manual somewhere. Doesn’t need to be anything sophisticated but listing, for example, the various views through numbers and the function key assignments seems like a pretty simple job (and, once we are know there they are supposed to be there, we can test 'em out as part of the beta). Seems like a relatively small bang-for-the-buck in terms of communicating changes (and reducing noise like the thread I just started here :)).

BTW, I pressed all the function keys and didn’t see any response for any of them.


(Chuck Kozlowski ZSUNR) #5

on some keyboards you have to hit the FCN key (lower left) along with the function key for them to be properly activated … just a thought …

(Mark Williams) #6

Thanks Chuck. Yes, perfectly valid to highlight that (I agree, it’s not always clear), but I am familiar with that and the function keys are active for me and working in other programs just fine.

In my case I have a Surface Pro 3 and use Function-Caps to make sure they are active.

(W ish I was Outside) #7

It would be helpful if the keys to perform functions while riding in the sim were restricted to mainstream keys that exist not only on PC keyboards but also phone and tablet keyboards, tiny Bluetooth and USB wireless remote keyboards etc. Just stick with a-z space and enter maybe. The computer is nowhere within reach for me nor will it ever be in my trainer setup, so everything has to be done by wireless remote one way or the other.

(Eric Kutter (Bend, ORZ)) #8

F1 is elbow flick, F2 is wave, F3 - F9 give various verbal acknowledgements (ride on, nice job) or taunts (bring it on) so they often don’t appear to do anything especially if you have sound turned down.

The mobile app lets you do the same things with buttons on your phone. Just read that the mobile app’s “Ride On” is temporarily tied to the PowerUp’s, same as the space bar on your keyboard.