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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. Minimap
The minimap gives us a better idea of our location on the course. You can change the view of the map by clicking/tapping on it. One click/tap zooms out a bit, and the second click/tap zooms way out for an overhead view.

For a more in-depth explanation of the mini-map, check out this introductory Zwift News article.

12. Course Profile
At the bottom of the minimap is a zoomed out view of the course profile, so you can see what's coming up for the route you're on. 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.

The percentage shows the current grade of the course. As the grade increases, the numbers will increase in size and turn red.

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.

14. Action Bar
Normally hidden, you can bring up the Action Bar by pressing the 'Up' arrow key (Mac/PC), swiping up on the screen (iOS), or swiping up on the Apple Remote's touch pad (Apple TV). You can also access these tiles from the Zwift Companion app while in-game. See the table below for the individual tiles' functions.


Riders Nearby List Elements

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


Located above the split time difference, the graph icon indicates the user is doing a structured workout.


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

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

MobilePaired.jpg Located above the split time difference, the cell phone icon indicates the user has paired the Zwift Companion app. 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!


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.



Action Bar Tiles

camera.PNG Tap or click here to cycle through different camera angles. u-turn.PNG Make a u-turn.
messaging.PNG Click/tap here to send messages to nearby Zwifters. screenshot.PNG Click/tap here to take a screenshot.
graphs.PNG Toggle graphs on or off. elbow.PNG Pull through - signal other Zwifters when you need to take a break as a draft leader.
wave.PNG Make your avatar wave! ride-on.PNG "Ride On!" (No actual Ride On's given - sound effect is just for encouragement!)
bell.PNG Ding ding! hammer-time.PNG  "HAMMER TIME!"
im-toast.PNG "I'm toast!" nice.PNG "Nice!"


If you're in a structured workout, you'll see these tiles in the Action Bar:

  skip-block.png Tap or click here to skip to the next workout block.  
pause-workout.png This tile lets you pause your workout. erg-toggle.png If you have a compatible smart trainer, toggle ERG mode on and off.
ftp-bias-up.png In ERG mode, the up arrow raises your FTP bias.  ftp-bias-down.png In ERG mode, the down arrow lowers your FTP bias.
ftp-bias-up.png If using a smart trainer with ERG mode disabled, the second up arrow will raise your trainer's resistance. ftp-bias-down.png If using a smart trainer with ERG mode disabled, the second down arrow will lower your trainer's resistance. 
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