Zwift estimated power curve vs zwift zpower?


(Vincent W.) #1

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What’s the difference between these two?

I ask because I saw two trainers on sale: a CycleOps Fluid² and a LeMon Revolution. One uses zpower and the other uses zwift estimated power curve.

And which is better for zwift, specifically races?

Thanks


(Eric Schlange) #2

Here’s a post I put together about this very topic: https://zwiftinsider.com/virtual-power/

Basically, both are based on estimated power curves, but zPower includes acceleration power, so it’s more accurate than Virtual Power. So zPower would be better for racing.


(Paul Allen) #3

Yep, I posted that link in the original post on the old forums.