Real life rides added to zwift via strava


(james) #1

Strava real life rides update to zwift, so your total rides (virtual or real) in zwift reflect what you are actually doing. (the same way strava updates virtual rides as well as real rides to overall stats)


(Nigel ) #2

I don’t agree and I can’t ever see Zwift going for this. If you want to track your combined rides then there’s a number of options e.g. Strava and Trainerroad.


(Daren) #3

I don’t see the point. At the moment, Zwift’s display of historical data and rides is terrible anyway. What possible benefit would there be for you putting real world rides into Zwift? If anything it would be confusing, as someone who’s supposedly done many more miles and hours could still only be a low level.


(james) #4

I was thinking of the point being an Improvement of historical data display (including real rides), to dispense with the need for multiple accounts, on multiple platforms.
The benifit to zwift would be a broadening of their market. Very few ppl will ever ride virtual only, so combining the historical data, and tracking of virtual/real rides with improved functionality, seems like common sense?


(james) #5

Trainer Road advertise and market the syncing of indoor/outdoor riding do they not?, so you encouraging me to go to trainer Road, for this functionality, is essentially sending me to a competitor of zwift, because they offer functionality that zwift doesn’t.
Seems like a good reason for zwift to offer the same functionality (if not better), as a brand running a business, that is aimed at maintaining/increasing market share.


(Daren) #6

If there was a significant improvement in the display of historical data, maybe. But as things stand, Zwift’s presentation of past rides is inadequate.

For example, you can’t look at your training history in terms of weekly totals, or find an average power curve over X months, or look at zone distribution, or any sorts of trends over time.

Sure, there;s some of that for some rides in the Companion app. But phone apps are not where any serious analysis happens as far as I’m concerned, and they are never anywhere near as easy to use as a desktop app, mouse and keyboard.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m no huge fan of Strava, and I hate the way I have to export Zwift rides into Strava or something else to do any serious analysis of them. I would happily not pay Strava a dime if Zwift gave me equivalent tools.

I totally agree that it makes no sense to send us to “competitors” in order to do this. There is the question as to whether Zwift do see them as competitors or not, in some cases. They used to have a partnership with Strava whereby Strava Premium users got 2 months free in Zwift for example.

But unless Zwift up their game in that area, there’s simply not enough there to keep me within the platform, and there’s absolutely no benefit for me importing my real world rides into Zwift.

Of course, that’s just my opinion and I appreciate yours is different.


(james) #7

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Don’t get me wrong, I’m no huge fan of Strava, and I hate the way I have to export Zwift rides into Strava or something else to do any serious analysis of them. I would happily not pay Strava a dime if Zwift gave me equivalent tools.

Yeah I’m not saying I hate strava, but I think the future is in a provider that merges (into a single platform) , all the options (virtual and real) that are currently offered by different providers (and does them all well). Some of the additions zwift has made WRT structured training, makes me wonder if maybe this could be a direction they all ready are moving toward, as well as maybe some other platforms also.

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Of course, that’s just my opinion and I appreciate yours is different.

And likewise for me also.


(james) #8

Actually I’ve kind of messed up the heading of this topic,

Real life rides uploaded to Zwift, (the same way you can upload them to other platforms)

Is maybe more appropriate to the point I was trying to make. The fact that strava records virtual and real world historical data, simply illustrates the point.


(Daren) #9

If you can’t edit the title (but want to), let me know and I’ll update it for you.


(Zach Johnston) #10

TrainingPeaks does this already. It’s my hub for Garmin/Strava/Sufferfest/Trainerroad/Zwift and provides all the data anyone could ever need.


(..Troy) #11

Hi James,
I’m not totally sure but I think I saw an article on line
which suggested that if you had your phone with you
and hooked up to the net you could run Zwift in the
background whilst out on a ride. (Outside).

Don’t ask me where, it was a while ago.

Maybe that would help? If it works.

“Ride On”