Getting on Zwift is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Getting on Zwift is as easy as 1, 2, 3

ON October 26, 2017 by Andrew Burke

New to Zwift? Here is a quick and easy guide to get you started.

Step 1: Download the game

Go to and install the game. You can choose between Windows, Mac, or iOS.

Step 2: Create an account

Follow the steps to create an account. Your account will work on any device with Zwift installed. Be sure to enter all your information as accurately as possible. Zwift uses this data to translate your real world effort into speed in the virtual world.

User Profile

Step 3: Pair your devices

Pair your smart trainer, speed/cadence sensor, or your power meter.  If you are using zPower, pair your speed sensor first, then choose the classic trainer you own.

If you plan to use an ANT+ or BLE power meter, you can Zwift with a classic trainer or rollers. Do a couple pedal strokes to wake up your power meter and then select the “Search” button under the Power Source category. Your power meter should appear on the pop-up menu. Select it.

Check out our video on pairing for more help getting everything connected.

Now that you have everything paired, you’re ready to go for your first ride. Get out there and explore. Try a group ride, workout, or ride with a friend. If things aren’t quite right, you can always click ‘Unpair’ and try again. In game, you can hit the ‘A’ key to bring the pairing screen back up.

Still need a trainer, or looking to upgrade your current one? We have a few options here that work great with Zwift.

If you have more questions or need additional help check out our support page which has a ton of helpful information. Click to chat with our member support team in real time or shoot them a message.