Last week, me and my team tried to replace our usual normal riding event by a workout event. The idea is great, but the feature is not yet ready, after 10min the experience was so bad we had to stop. I start a conversation here in the hope this will help the developers to improve it and adapt it to what the user are looking for.
WHAT WENT WRONG?
A. The speed was extremely slow for some users, giving a feeling of not moving very annoying for strong cyclists
B. The speed was oscillating for others, creating a zoom in zoom out effect bringing close to the vomiting state.
C. The SST workout chosen felt harder than normal, when trying to reduce the intensity through companion, it seems like only the pics went down, then when changing the slope through companion it got too easy and never went back up. The workout just seemed totally buggy.
D. After the club event failure, my team did another try with a simple meetup, with option to stick together and before the start of the meetup we all selected the same workout. But this configuration didn’t work as wanted either: the glue effect didn’t work.
There is certainly here a set of bugs, the zwift team probably have already tickets for. But the speed of the group, which seems to not be a new subject here, needs to be calculated and displayed differently, specially in the group trainings.
Sticking together at different power may not be real world feature, but for group workouts it has to feel real.