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Setting up a Wattbike

Here's how to set up a Wattbike for Zwift! (Compatible with PC/Mac and iOS)

Note: In order to set up a Wattbike with Zwift, it needs the Model B computer. You can see the model ID on the back of the Wattbike computer.

ANT+ (PC/Mac)

Model B Computer

Your Wattbike needs a Model B Performance Computer for it to transmit power data over ANT+ so that Zwift can read it. Any Wattbike sold from 2013 onward has one. Previous versions with the Model A Performance Computer cannot accept firmware updates which makes them incompatible with Zwift. Contact Wattbike if you wish to upgrade to a Model B.

 

 

Latest Firmware

Make sure that you update the firmware on the Model B computer to the latest available. Wattbike has a video tutorial for this.

 

Setting your Model B Computer properly 

There is a combined channel called Bike Speed and Cadence and Power (SPC & PWR). Zwift requires your ANT+ channel set to this (SPC & PWR). Wattbike has a video tutorial if you need instructions.

 

Step-by-step pairing instructions

Wattbike has a great article illustrating ANT+ pairing.

 

Bluetooth (PC/Mac and iOS)

The Wattbike can also work over Bluetooth (BLE) for the PC/Mac and iOS clients. The requirements are similar to ANT+.

  1. A model B computer
  2. The Bluetooth model B upgrade

Wattbikes with the Model A Performance Computer cannot accept updates which makes them incompatible with Zwift. Contact Wattbike if you wish to upgrade to a Model B.

 

Latest Firmware

Make sure that you update the firmware on the Model B computer to the latest available. Wattbike has a video tutorial for this.

 

Step-by-step pairing instructions

  • Pairing over BLE:
    • 1. Turn on the Wattbike, and ensure BLE is on (small icon at the bottom of the screen).
      • If BLE is not on, go to Settings > Remote > and choose Enable Bluetooth Programming Mode.
      • On your mobile device, open your Wattbike app, and pair it with your Wattbike.
      • Once the Wattbike has been found in the app, choose "Activate."
      • Close the Wattbike app.
    • 2. Select Just Ride on the Wattbike
    • 3. Skip entering user details on the Wattbike
    • 4. Open Zwift
    • 5. Make sure you have one of the methods available and set up for pairing via Bluetooth.
    • 6. The Wattbike should appear under the Power and Cadence categories
    • 7. Tap OK and you'll be taken to the Drop in screen. Choose your ride options, and go!
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