Linking your Smart Scales to Zwift

Linking your Smart Scales to Zwift

One of the keys to being successful and fair in Zwift racing is making sure your weight is current and correct. I just discovered that you can automatically sync your smart scales to Zwift.

This is fairly simply done via the Zwift Companion app. (These instructions are based on the app for iOS.) Once open, tap more in the bottom right hand corner, then tap settings and finally connections.

Depending on whether your scales are Withings/Nokia or Fitbit, tap the appropriate +

I set up my Withings scales (pick one up on Amazon here). I had to sign into my Withings account and authorise Zwift to access its data:

Once done the source now has a grey check next to it on the list of connections:

Now every time you weigh yourself, it automatically updates your weight in Zwift. I weigh myself in kilograms and it rounds up or down, so the first time I weighed myself at 75.8kg, Zwift had my weight at 76KG. Later after some tough workouts I weighed myself at 75.4kg and that was shown as 75kg in Zwift.

So whilst not perfect, it’s one less thing to worry about if you are gaining or losing weight.

Ride on!

About The Author

Greg Hilton

Greg lives in Leeds, UK and has been interested in sport, technology and gadgets since his teenage years. He joined the Zwift beta in January 2015 and uses Zwift for workouts, recovery rides and the occasional race. It really was and still is a revolution in indoor training in his eyes! Last year Greg tried out Triathlon for the first time and really enjoyed it so fellow Zwifters may see him on the bike or treadmill. Ride on!

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Ben Morgan
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Ben Morgan (@benmorgan100)
1 year ago

It would be great if Zwift enforced a smart scale weigh-in schedule – You cannot qualify in races unless your profile has a verified smart scale reading within the last 12 weeks – this would address the weight adjustment cheating that ruins the racing experience in Zwift

William Tirado
William Tirado
7 months ago
Reply to  Ben Morgan

I don’t do much racing in Zwift if any at all but agree with Ben M. on this. One of the reasons I don’t even bother to join a race is because I know more than half the people on the platform don’t use the correct weight in the profile. So what is the point?

Jon Thompson
Jon Thompson
3 months ago
Reply to  Ben Morgan

Smart Scale weigh-ins are easy to fake, though. Have someone else weigh in for you and you’re “cleared”.

Yvonne
Yvonne
3 months ago

I connected my scale successfully exactly as described in this article, but somehow my weight does not seem to change at all on zwift when I weight myself (I made myself heavier taking some more things with me on the scale to see a difference, but nothing changes on zwift). It’s a withings body+ scale. Any ideas?

Paul
Paul
2 months ago

This used to work for me but it nolonger does. It was a really nice feature. I hope they fix this.

Francois Trout
Francois Trout
2 months ago

Why the Garmin scale is not aync?
The connection to Garmin account is already there!
I guess a lot of cycling fans use Garmin.

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