First time user here on Zwift, and first time cyclist so go easy on me please.
I’ve recently bought an introductory spin bike as a Christmas present for myself and wife. This is the bike:
I have however realised that this isn’t compatible with Zwift. I have contacted Zwift support who have advised that I could use Power Meter pedals (Powertap P1 pedals).
I’ll admit the cost (£400+) of these pedals is quite extreme for a beginner cyclist / spinner. Being cheap, I wondered if there is an alternative way to access Zwift in its most basic form ie. I’m not really looking to use Zwift to enter races etc. Not yet at least. I’m more looking to use Zwift to take away the monotony of indoor cycling and if we really get into it we’ll look to upgrade.
There are videos on YouTube suggesting I could get a speed / cadence sensor (£10-£60) that will transfer data to Zwift (and Strava). Here’s an example:
I wondered if this would suffice and if there’s anything additional required?
We both have Fitbits (Charge 2 & 3) but not sure what role these would play. I mention as I know they syncs with Strava.
Any advice would be grately appreciated.