Dear Zwift, sorry, but I just don’t understand.
I have recently invested in a Wahoo Kickr Snap and a dedicated bike for it and I’m really looking forward to getting into Zwift. I set up the Kickr, upgraded the firmware and everything looks like it’s working really well. I get all sorts of data from the Kickr as expected but I don’t have any other historical reference for power etc except an understanding of the sorts of speeds I am used to seeing (when I use my Garmin in the real world.) This information is important to me and is the reason I made the investment in the Kickr and Zwift.
Why, having identified that I have a Kickr, does Zwift not take the speed directly from the Kickr? Is its speed not my speed?
When I’m riding on a 0.0% gradient road and I speed up, the speed does not really change. Well, it does, perhaps a little (1mph) after some time. Again, when someone passes me and I chose to try to chase them down and instantly speed up in the process, the speed again doesn’t change. It changes when I go up and down a hill but it’s not reflecting the work I am doing, that is for sure. From reading comments here, I can see that speed is not based on speed but power, weight, gradient and other factors. I am not sure I understand this when my smart trainer offers a speed; specially when the gradient is fed back to it by Zwift to affect the resistance and, therefore, my speed automatically.
I would really be delighted to hear that I have set things up wrong with the Kickr or Zwift. Are there any settings that I’m missing here? Your help would be greatly appreciated.