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A Guide to the Zwift HUD

Not sure what all the shapes, numbers, and icons correspond with? Here's the details:

 

 

1. The Menu
The menu is where you can get to features like your user profileavatar customization, your settings, a summary of your stats for the current ride and more!

2. The Leaderboards
The leaderboards correspond with the segments for the course you're on

3. Your Numbers
This is where you'll see your current efforts based on your sensors. The big number is your watts (power), and your cadence and heart rate will also show up here if you have those sensors paired.

4. PowerUps
See this article for information on PowerUps.

5. Rider Level
Zwift has a level progression system: the more you ride, the more points you accumulate, and the higher your level. The current max level is 25 (6/2017)

6. Speed
This shows your current virtual speed in Zwift and takes into account factors like drafting, the grade you're on, your weight, etc. You can change the display to Imperial or Metric units through Settings. 

7. Total Distance for this Ride
This is your total distance traveled in Zwift for this ride. You can change the display to Imperial or Metric units through Settings. 

8. Total Elevation Climbed this Ride
This is your total elevation climbed in Zwift for this ride. You can change the display to Imperial or Metric units through Settings. 

9. Total Moving Time this Ride
This is your total moving time for your current session. Any time you stop, this counter will stop as well.

It's important to note that segments track your total elapsed time that you spend inside that portion of the course, which is different and not visible until you see the timer for the segment. In other words, if you're setting a lap time, the leaderboard timer doesn't stop for you to grab another water bottle.

10. Rider Score Bar
This progress bar shows how far along you are to your next rider level. The present at the end of the progress bar is unlocked when you level up. See our FAQ for more information about your rider level.

11. Grade and Close-up Course Profile
The blue area is a close-up view of the course from a profile angle. The % number indicates the road grade you're currently on and shows both positive and negative slopes. The big pin is you, and the arrow indicates the direction you're riding. All the smaller pins are other Zwifters around you.

See this article for more information on courses and routes.

12. Course Profile
This is a zoomed out view of the course profile, so you can see what's coming up for the route you're on. Again, the big pin is you, and the arrow indicates the direction you're riding. All the smaller pins are other Zwifters around you. The upside-down pins indicate the segments on the course in relation to your current position.

See this article for more information on courses and routes.

13. Riders Nearby List
This is a list of all the other Zwifters who are online, sorted by how close they are in proximity to you. You can see their w/kg, approximately how far ahead or behind you they are, the length of their current ride, and which country they're from. If someone has a jersey for a segment, it will show up here.

 

Riders Nearby List Elements

There's a few smaller HUD icons on a rider list entry we'll break down here:

LightningBolt.jpg The lightning bolt icon indicates the user is using a verified power device (i.e. smart trainer or power meter). No icon indicates they're using zPower.
WorkoutGraph.jpg Located above the split time difference, the graph icon indicates the user is doing a structured workout.
MobilePaired.jpg Located above the split time difference, the cell phone icon indicates the user has paired a mobile device with the Mobile Link app.
Rider_you_follow.jpg

Located above the split time difference, the person icon indicates this is a rider you're following through the Mobile Link app.

The separate Zwift icon included in this screenshot indicates the user is Zwift staff.

FTP-TE.jpg Located above the split time difference, "FTP Test" indicates the user is doing the FTP test structured workout. Encourage them with a Ride On!
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