Zwift: How to access your ride data from anywhere

You’ll be surprised by how easy it is

This is a sponsored article in association with Zwift.

The simplest way to access your ride data is by connecting your account to one of Zwift’s partners: Strava, TrainingPeaks, Today’s Plan, Mapmyrun, Mapmyride, Withings, fitbit, Garmin or TechnoGym. Alternatively, you can download the .fit file from Zwift and upload it to whatever platform or app you want.

Connecting Zwift to fitness apps

Connecting your Zwift account to fitness apps is easy, but must be done before you start riding. Zwift only uploads rides at the end of your session and won’t upload previous rides.

Log in to your account, select Edit Profile in the top right corner of your screen, then click on the Connections link on the left for a list of supported apps.

You can use a third party app to view your data or download the .fit file from Zwift
You can use a third party app to view your data or download the .fit file from Zwift

Choose a platform and then follow the prompts to log in and connect your account. Any connected platforms will appear in colour, and all the others will be greyed out.

There is no limit to the number of accounts you can be paired with — Zwift will upload to as many apps as you like. At the end of your ride, hit Save and Exit, and all your ride data will be automatically shared with your connected platforms.

You can also do this from the Zwift Mobile Link app. Log in, select the Menu, then go to Settings, followed by Connections, and finally choose the platform you want to connect with and confirm.

Downloading your .fit file

To manually upload a Zwift ride that you have successfully completed to other third party sites, you can download the .fit file from your dashboard.

The steps for doing this vary from site to site, so you’ll need to consult the individual service’s instructions.

Your ride data is saved every 10 minutes should the system crash
Your ride data is saved every 10 minutes should the system crash

Retrieving your .fit file for PC/Mac

If for any reason you experience an issue, such as a game crash or internet loss, your .fit file is automatically saved every 10 minutes in the \documents\zwift\activities folder on your computer.

Retrieving your .fit file for iOS

If you’re riding on iOS, you can reach your .fit file by starting up the Zwift Mobile Link app and tapping on the logo three times.

This will open up a browser that allows you to choose your file and email it to whoever you like, including yourself.

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