Zwift Academy Run: Coaches, Tips and Tricks

What You Need to Run

Getting equipped to run on Zwift is easy. Hop on any treadmill, grab a Zwift-compatible device, and a cadence tracker. And if you have a Bluetooth-enabled treadmill, it’s even easier. 

Just follow the directions below, and you’ll be leveling up your run game in no time. 

  1. Zwift is compatible with all treadmills. Most Zwifters use standard/classic treadmills, and a growing
    number are using smart treadmills that connect directly to Zwift.
  2. If you’re using a classic treadmill, you’ll need a cadence tracker. These lightweight devices
    broadcast your speed, distance, and cadence. Zwift displays this data in-game. The Zwift RunPod
    is optimized for Zwift, and available at our shop.
    Have a smart treadmill? Cadence trackers aren’t mandatory, but they’re nice to have. More info
    Watch our video. 
  3. Zwift is also compatible with many, if not most, devices. You can use an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV,
    Mac or PC, or an Android device like a Samsung phone or Google Tablet.
  4. The iPad is the most popular option, but if you want the most immersive experience, a TV is the
    best option. Apple TV is a great solution. If you’re an Android user, you can broadcast any Android
    device to your TV using Chromecast, which is one of the least expensive ways to upgrade your run.
  5. That’s all you need to know about running on Zwift. Check out for more info. Have