Zwift is an indoor smart trainer application that enables you to connect your smart trainer to your PCs, laptops and smartphones letting you ride with your friends or other riders in a virtual environment, therefore helping to alleviate some of the boredom associated with indoor riding. The most obvious thing you need to use Zwift is a smart trainer. If want immersive gameplay, are going to be using Zwift regularly, and can afford it, then a smart trainer such as the Wahoo, Tacx & Elite Smart Trainers could be a good option.
These smart trainers generally have a direct-drive design, with a built in power meter and variable resistance. These trainers will measure your power output, then send this data to Zwift to power your online avatar. The variable resistance on these turbos will also allow you to feel as if you’re actually riding in the online world, so when you are going uphill on-screen the resistance will increase, and when you are going downhill it will decrease. Click here for information about Zwift.