I just purchased the Schwinn IC4. Its the exact same bike as the Bowflex C6 both made by Nautilus. The Schwinn is $799 and I bought a $34 mat. The Bowflex is $899 and comes with a mat. It took me an hour to put together however was very easy with only looking at the instructions once.
The bike connected to Zwift easily like it was designed for it. The pairing was a breeze. It connected, power and speed together, cadence, and Heart rate. I was skeptical of the forearm HR strap but it was comfortable and worked great.
The bike connects to many cycling and spinning apps that I will use, however I love that Zwift sent my data from the bike to all my apps like garmin, strava, Map My ride, etc.
The bike is silent and high quality and the console is nice to see how hard my tension is set along with the all the other metrics. I know it doesn’t automatically raise and lower the tension, but I can do that manually and I don’t mind. I am 48 just looking to ride and burn calories when the weather is not optimal. This is perfect.
Feel free to ask questions and I will try to answer.