Introducing the best smart trainer for Zwift

Zwift on a Wattbike Atom

Introducing the best smart trainer for Zwift

Zwift is an online trainer app that enables you to link a Zwift compatible turbo trainer to your PC, iPad, iPhone or Apple TV, allowing you to ride with other cyclists in the virtual world. For some, indoor cycling can be a lonely experience so a Zwift compatible smart trainer puts you back in online peloton with fellow enthusiasts.

With a quick plug and play set up, connect to Zwift via Bluetooth or ANT+ and start riding Zwift's digital roads within seconds. To make the Wattbike Atom the best smart trainer for Zwift, various features combine to give you more than just another exercise bike.

Never lose a watt. Within a ±1% range, the Wattbike Atom delivers a new level of data accuracy to make it the best smart trainer for Zwift.

Automatic resistance. With built-in magnetic resistance, the Wattbike Atom automatically adjusts to elevations on your Zwift course. Or switch to ERG mode and the smart resistance unit is adjusted to correspond with the power output required for each interval.

Built-in shifters mean you can instantly change between 22 gears at the push of a button.

And our unique Real Ride Feel technology brings the outside inside for a genuine cycling experience.

All this and more means the Wattbike Atom has received the official stamp of approval by being certified as a Zwift compatible trainer.

Zwift smart bike vs the traditional Zwift turbo trainer

With a host of different types of Zwift compatible indoor trainers available, what's the best option for your training? When looking for the best turbo trainer for Zwift, not just any bike trainer will do, we breakdown the core features you'll need to get the most out of your Zwift training plans and sessions.

Wattbike Atom Smart Trainer

Turbo Trainer

Set up

Plug & Play

Requires a road bike, 5-10 mins to attach


Bluetooth, ANT+, and FE-C

Bluetooth, ANT+

Data accuracy 

±1% accuracy across the full power range of 0-2500w.

Varies between 0- 2,500W

Zwift metrics measured

Power, speed and cadence

Power, speed and cadence, depending on the model.

Additional metrics measured

Connect to the Wattbike Hub to capture 40+ additional metrics on your Zwift session

No additional metrics

Resistance type

Automatic magnetic resistance with Real Ride Feel technology

Varies between magnetic and direct drive. Resistance needs to be applied manually

ERG mode



Gear shifters

22 gears

Campagnolo/Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11 speed

3rd-party app compatibility


Yes. Limited functionality

Bike required



Unparalleled insight on your Zwift exercise bike sessions using the Wattbike Hub

Connect to the free Wattbike Hub app during your sessions to track another 37 metrics not available in Zwift.

With the Zwift compatible exercise bike - Wattbike Atom, you can review your races and training sessions data in the Wattbike Hub to gain a host of additional insights, including:

  • Polar View. Visualise your left and right leg balance using the Polar View.
  • PES (Pedalling Efficiency Score). PES assesses your pedalling technique in real-time.
  • Power/kg.
  • Speed Cadence sensors.
  • Avg speed sensors.
  • Kcal burned. Perfect for those with a daily target to burn. Plus link the Wattbike Hub to your Apple health account to add them to your total.
  • Visualise your Zwift session data in graphs and see precisely how you were performing at any point in the race.
  • Log laps/sections of the Zwift indoor bike course in the Wattbike Hub to compare previous sessions and gain more insight on where improvements are being made or time being lost.

With all this available for your indoor cycling sessions, it’s no wonder the Wattbike Atom is considered one of the best Zwift trainers on the market.

Wattbike Hub

A Zwift supported trainer that connects to everything

The Wattbike Atom is a certified Zwift trainer, but it's also compatible with various training software. With Bluetooth, ANT+, and FE-C connectivity connect to the world's most popular virtual cycling and training apps with ease.

To help get you started, included with every Wattbike Atom subscription to a range of training apps including Zwift.

Buy the Atom