5 Zwift Companion App Workout Tips

5 Zwift Companion App Workout Tips

Our favorite Aussie Lama, Shane Miller, has just dropped a quick video with five workout tips using Zwift’s Companion app. Check it out below!

Tip #1: Show or Hide Workout Graph in Companion

Tape the title bar in Companion app which shows the workout title, number of sections completed, and “Finish in” time. This will show (or hide) a workout graph bar just below this title bar.

Tip #2: Skipping Intervals

Swipe right on the current interval in Companion to skip that interval and move onto the next. (On Mac and PC, use the tab key on the keyboard to skip ahead. You can also skip via the action bar at the bottom-middle of the screen.)

Note: you can’t skip intervals in group workouts.

Tip #3: An Accurate Progress Bar

The in-game interval progress bar is designed in such a way that it looks like you’ve completed a larger percentage of your interval than you really have. The progress bar in Companion gives an accurate representation.

Tip #4: Turning/Route Changing

While ERG mode controls your wattage for you, it can still feel weird to be forced to put out big watts on a descent. Swap over to the map view in Companion and you can select turns there, putting you on the roads you’d prefer.

(Of course, you can use your mouse or arrow keys on Mac or PC to select turns as they pop up.)

Tip #5: FTP Bias Setting Adjustment

Tap the bias setting in Companion to increase or decrease your FTP bias by 10%. This is handy if you’re having an especially tough day, or for those rare “I can do anything” great leg days.

(You can use your mouse on Mac or PC to click the arrows on screen to adjust this setting.)

Questions or Comments?

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Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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20 days ago

How do you make the companion app reliably connect and stay connected? Even on my perfect network it only works half the time. Do I need to open a firewall port for it or something?

17 days ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Thanks. Updated app and no mobile data, might be working better now.

Nick Boxall-Hunt
Nick Boxall-Hunt
19 days ago

Didn’t know about skipping intervals – thank you. I’ve also got my Companion app showing w/kg instead of watts. Can I do that in-game too?

Steve Winter
Steve Winter
19 days ago

Hey Eric, any tips on those workouts that include free ride segments? It never seems to switch ERG off…should it? I end up fumbling around trying to switch it off, before the inevitable spiral of death kicks in…

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