I am a newbie to Zwift and still in the free trial mode. I have started to use this as what I hope is a fun and interactive way to be healthy. However, I am on a tight budget and simply cannot afford to make large investments until I know for sure I will stick to it.
I currently use a spin bike (JLL IC 300 pro). It has it’s own computer - not ANT+ or Bluetooth.
I have attached a cadence sensor to the crank, when using Zwift I can tell that the RPM it shows in the app is accurate (it matches the RMP on my bike’s computer).
Now the issue:
Power and Speed. I did attach a speed sensor to the wheel and I know this is inaccurate. I read forums that said it was kind of pointless putting one on a spin bike. The speed it shows is much faster than what I am actually doing (when I check against the speed on the bike’s computer).
- How is the power calculated with the set up I have? It seems quite high
- Can anyone suggest how I make this better? I would like to track progress and also participate in workouts/races
- I was about to get a HR sensor - will this help?
- I know people have suggested power pedals - but I can’t afford that at the moment.
So i’d like to know the best combo I can use for the relatively cheap sensors of cadence/speed/hr
I don’t need it to be 100% accurate but I’d like to use the workouts and participate in races and routes just to see how I improve.
PS on another note when I log in it says
“KM logged 3km and 17 mins”
However, under activity it states 5.1KM and 10 Mins avg watts 163
Can anyone shed any light on this??