The Best Smart Trainer to Use with Zwift

Zwift works seamlessly with the Wattbike Atom smart bike: the indoor cycling training app helps you reach goals in a virtual world with an online community.
using Zwift with your Wattbike smart bike is straightforward

How Can I Pair Zwift with my Smart Bike?

The Atom smart bike is certified as a Zwift compatible trainer. Connect your smart bike to the Zwift app using a Bluetooth compatible device or ANT+ connectivity. You can connect to the world's most popular virtual cycling and training apps with ease. See speed, power and cadence stats in real time as you compete or cruise along on a group ride.

Equipment required: Bluetooth smart device, ANT+ dongle.

Why Zwift?

Zwift enables you to link a compatible indoor bike trainer to your PC, iPad, iPhone or Apple TV. Complete solo workouts, race in virtual events, or even create a meetup and ride with fellow enthusiasts across the world. Thanks to their immersive indoor training experience, you can produce real-life results to elevate your fitness levels. Their interactive, motivational technology means you’ll keep getting back on your trainer for more.

Get started: Connect your Wattbike Atom to Zwift.
discover the advantages of the Zwift cycling app
using Zwift with your Wattbike smart bike is straightforward

Why Partner Zwift with the Wattbike Atom?

The Wattbike Atom’s unparalleled performance combines to give you more than just another exercise bike, ideal for use with Zwift, and other smart bike compatible cycling apps.
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 electromagnetic resistance, the Wattbike Atom automatically adjusts to elevations on your indoor training app 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
You can instantly change between 22 gears at the push of a button.
Real Ride Feel technology
This brings the outside inside for a genuine cycling experience.

Using Zwift on a Smart Bike vs Turbo Trainer

When looking for the best turbo trainer for Zwift, not just any bike trainer will do - you'll need to get the most out of your training plans and sessions. If you’re currently using a turbo trainer, see why upgrading to a Wattbike smart bike can help you further your training.

Feature comparison

Wattbike Atom Smart trainer

Turbo trainer

Set upPlug & Play.Requires a road bike, 5-10 mins to attach.
ConnectivityBluetooth, ANT+, and FE-C.Bluetooth, ANT+ (model dependant).
Data accuracy±1% accuracy across the full power range of 0-2500w.±1-2% accuracy across a power range between 0-2500w (model dependant).
Metrics measuredPower, speed and cadence.Power, speed and cadence (model dependant).
Additional metrics measuredConnect to the Wattbike Hub to capture 40+ additional metrics on your Zwift session.None.
Resistance typeAutomatic magnetic resistance with Real Ride Feel technology.Varies between magnetic and direct drive. Resistance needs to be applied manually.
ERG modeYes.No.
Gear shiftersUsing the Wattbike Hub - Choose from 5 different groupsets: compact, semi-compact, climbing, 11 speed or 22 speed.Campagnolo/Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11 speed (model dependant).
3rd-party app compatibilityYes.Yes. Limited functionality.
Bike requiredNo.Yes.

Try the Wattbike Hub Alongside Zwift

At Wattbike, we have created unparalleled insight to your riding with our free Wattbike Hub app. Review your races and training sessions data in the Hub to gain a host of additional insights, including full analysis on your pedalling technique - Polar View, Pedal Effectiveness Score, and more. In addition to Hub data, you can also access precise race performance with graphs of your session data in Zwift. With all this available for your indoor cycling, the Wattbike Atom is one of the best compatible trainers.

Recommended equipment: Wattbike floor mat.

capture unparalleled cycling insight with the Wattbike Hub and Zwift app
using Zwift with your Wattbike smart bike is straightforward

Effortless Compatibility Between Zwift & Wattbike

To use Zwift alongside your Atom, simply download to a computer, iOS or Android device, or Apple TV. Tie your experience together with the Companion App. Then, connect your Atom smart trainer to Zwift to simulate the in-game terrain and adjust resistance to your structured workout. Get started by choosing from the 11 virtual cycling worlds available. Connecting your smart bike to Zwift gets you riding in no time, and there are plenty of routes for all.

Recommended equipment: Wattbike heart rate strap.

Upgrade to Wattbike Indoor Trainers

Improving your cycling performance is easier than ever thanks to Wattbike cycling data. You’ll find tailored insights to your training every time you ride. We will send you free trials for Zwift, TrainerRoad, TrainingPeaks and Fulgaz when you purchase a Wattbike Atom.