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Compatibility and Avatars and New Events, Oh My! New Zwift Features Just Keep Rolling Out

Compatibility and Avatars and New Events, Oh My! New Zwift Features Just Keep Rolling Out

a group of people riding bikes Last week Zwift launched ride streaks and different versions of their Climb Portal. And coming soon, a whole new…

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a group of people riding bikes Last week Zwift launched ride streaks and different versions of their Climb Portal. And coming soon, a whole new makeover. Literally. Zwift avatars’ faces will be getting a refined appearance in February. And this winter, with Avatar Choice, you’ll be able to choose between all of Zwift’s available avatar types. Related Story ‘Tis the Season for All New Zwift Features ‘Tis the Season for All New Zwift Features

Soon, Zwifters will no longer just see the avatars that correlate to the gender selected in their profile. Instead, according to a press release, “cyclists can choose any avatar.” They added, “While we’re excited to let Zwifters choose any avatar they’d like, event categories will still match the gender of the rider’s profile for social events and racing, no matter which avatar is selected. Male profiles will only be able to enter male and open events. Female profiles will be able to enter female and open events, even if a woman chooses a male-presenting avatar.” Apple Watch Compatibility

In an effort to make life a little easier for those cyclists who wear an Apple Watch , this winter Zwift riders can pair their watch in the Zwift Companion app, as with any other heart rate monitor, and track their heart rate on-screen as they ride.

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