Zwift app Mac mini and MacOS 11 / big sur

Hi, has anyone tried running the zwift app on macOS big sur ? I am planning to upgrade and wanted to hear if anyone has encountered any issues ?

Upgraded my MBP yesterday, ran zwift for an hour with no issues.

Excellent. Thanks !!!

I’m having a different (worse) experience. Don’t seem to be able to get my 2017 MBP to recognise my ANT+ dongle since the upgrade to Big Sur. Haven’t been able to connect my Elite Suito via BT either, although it did briefly recognise the Sterzo (steering plate). Will update here if I somehow manage to fix.

All of the above worked flawlessly under Catalina.

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This subject confused me a bit :slight_smile: With the new Mac Mini (M1 processor) and Big Sur, it would be possible to run the iOS App of Zwift

But i gather you mean the MacOS version of Zwift application, running on Big Sur, running on a Mac Mini or laptop :smiley:

I have a Late-2013 MBP (apparently the oldest model of MBP that can run Big Sur) and had no issues with:

  • Big Sur
  • Zwift
  • Garmin Vector 3 (Bluetooth to MBP)
  • Garmin HRM-Dual (Bluetooth to MBP)

(PS: anyone else tempted to shorten ‘MacOS Big Sur’ to ‘MacOS BS’? :thinking:)

Sorry to hear that Bodin. I did see some comments on the forum about a problem with the beta version and Ant+. Hopefully there will be a fix coming shortly.

Fair point Brett.
You are correct - 2014 Mac Mini, MacOS Zwift client & my setup is a Wattbike Atom via Bluetooth. Hoping it will be ok. Actually and coincidently, I do have an M1 Mini on order and so fingers crossed for that also !

p.s. MacOS BS :joy:

Probably too late for the OP, but I have a <6 months old i9 processor 2019 16" macbook pro which was working great prior to Big Sur upgrade. Now I’m getting horrendous battery drain - 100% => 15% while plugged in for a 1hr 15min ride. Also massive CPU usage - 105% (don’t know what it was before upgrade).

I did find reports on the apple developer forum of this type of battery and power supply issue with Big Sur beta (unrelated to Zwift).

After speaking to Apple I did a clean re-instakk but made no difference.

So TBH don’t really know what is going on or how to fix it. Very frustrated…

Sorry to hear this David. I did upgrade with no issues and also most recently moved to a new M1 Mac Mini and also seems to be working ok. However, not related to Zwift, but i had somewhat similar problems to you on my older Mac Mini following another MacOs upgrade some time ago. May not be related , but sounds similar in that i found my Mac would run slowly and the CPU was running v. high and the fan running continuously . In my case, this turned out to be down to disc space. There were still a be a hundred GB free, but when running apps I could see the disk & memory usage going crazy. I freed up another 100 and all worked well from then on.

I’m having intermittent bluetooth issues with Mac Mini M1 running Big Sur 11.1. It pairs ok with wahoo kickr 5, tickr fit but drops out after 10, 15, 20 minutes which can be frustrating in an event. Sometimes it would come back after 20 seconds but today I had to reset Bluetooth module and and restore factory settings. Rebooting with a delay (found on youtube) didn’t work. I ride most every day so it works mostly but I’m worried long term. There’s no way I’m factory resetting before a ride. I don’t suspect Big Sur. I thought 11.1 would fix it but today was the worst since it didn’t come back on its own.

yes - having problems! ( on a 2017 MBP)
App opens up - hit lets go - tile opens then just shuts down
Have de installed and reinstalled - same thing
Under App’s it shows as a 500KB file - this looked rather light so wonder if its not downloading?