Game Update 1.39 [May 2023]

I thought this was fixed…but nope. This morning Zwift grabbed the correct device for power and cadence but the wrong one for controllable.

I was able to choose not to update the app on android - it said there is an update and it will become mandatory in two days but i was able to run the game without updating

Yeah it’s the desktop users who don’t have a choice

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You can’t swipe up to get at the power up now either.

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Anybody having issues with cadence for running? With the new device pair screen Zwift won’t find either my Fenix 7 or my Garmin HRM Dual for cadence. Always worked fine before.

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Possibly associated with the running device pairing failures?

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Yep. Bald and no feet.

No please no, please don’t

How great all the other option will be please make ik simple to end and save a ride just as it was.

Atv is all over the place. Just let me end a ride without having the risk to select something else.

Do all the other nice to have actions on companion app.

Please don’t it make Zwift unusable…


Just turn off the unwanted and not in use controllable trainer and you are fine.

I’d just like to second Ronald’s sentiment on this one.

It’s the simple things that make or break the Zwift experience for me and, this, is a backwards step. Previously, I could just hit the menu button on my remote and I was immediately transitioned to the pause screen. Now, it’s just a lot of pfaff, and the on-screen menu button doesn’t work well, I even have trouble scrolling to the menu button with my remote.

Frankly, it’s things like this that make me question why I continue with my subscription. Fancy graphics and new worlds don’t cut it for me if the overall user experience is a pain in the ■■■■.


Makuri remains completely unrideable for me (2021 M1 Macbook Pro, latest Ventura). I just have to avoid that world entirely. Anyone else getting this effect?

I was riding makuri this morning (windows 10 potato of a PC!) and was fine for me.

Is it possible to turn off the steering with Kickr Bike? It’s a complete faff trying to stay in the draft!


It’s in use, just not by me. And would take more time than just telling Zwift which trainer to use as controllable.

“Just have everyone need to mess around with equipment every time they use Zwift to make things work” is a bad suggestion.


I have been having a similar issue on my android devices since the update. My Polar bluetooth footpod is no longer recognised by my android devices (I recently updagraded phone so I was able to check on two devices). I know the footpod is still working as it was able to pair successfully with my Ipad and Laptop on the zwift app. I generally don’t take my ipad to the gym so I rely on my phone while running on a treadmill using zwift.

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I raced this morning (no power ups) and the event turned out as a group ride despite being created as a race and having Race: at the start of the activity named after. Did 1.39 break the event or was it caused by the power up changes?

Knowing which event you did is helpful.

What about Steering for Stages SB20 Bike?


Chasing Tour. Both events that have run this morning had the same issue. Ranking points in ZP but no position in the ride, no scoreboard, etc.

I think this is an event config issue rather than a bug. “showplacements” and “show race results” was not turned on.

I’ll let the event owner know.