The Zwift application can be run on a variety of computer: Windows, iOS, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV; there is a recently-released Beta version for Google Play users. Although, the most widely used option is the iOS, but the iPad does allow for an easy transference of and the Apple TV option is the most cost-effective way of using Zwift in full HD on a big screen. Below are the minimum requirements to run the Zwift application smoothly:
- OS: Window 7 x 64 bit, OSX 10.8
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
- Memory: 4 GB
- Graphics: 1 GB dedicated GPU, or embedded Intel HD 4,000/AMD R5
- Hard drive: 4 GB of free space
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Setting Up Your Zwift
Once all your equipment is ready, then you should also get ready to start riding! What you need to do is to first download the Zwift application onto your device; following that, you will get a prompt that will require you to set up an account where you will give information like your height, weight, and your gender, this will enable them create an avatar for you and your speed in the game will also be accurately measured.
The next step is to set up your avatar, giving him or her some nice kit and a dream bike. Since you will be using the application for the first time, there will be a limited jersey choice and bikes to choose from. But the more you ride and gain more achievements, you will be able to unlock certain levels, giving the chance to unlock to also unlock some jerseys, bikes, and some wheels, too.
Where to Ride Zwift
Five maps are available on the Zwift application: a huge map of Watopia, smaller maps in London, New York, Innsbruck, and Richmond. Although the Richmond and Innsbruck race courses are taken from the 2015 and 2018 Road World Championships, and London uses the map of the Prudential RideLondon Classique, Watopia is totally different. Watopia is a made-up course that has been plonked down somewhere in the Solomon Islands, and this is according to Strava. What this means is that you just may not find it on a real-world map if you go looking. Of all the courses, New York is the newest of them all, and it has roads that are built within the confines of Central Park; although, this is set in 100 years in the future.