Skip to main content
Using Stryd with Zwift

Pair Stryd Pod to Zwift (Android, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV)

Updated over a week ago

Stryd is compatible with the Zwift app. When you pair Stryd to the Zwift app, the app will only use distance, pace, and cadence from Stryd. You will still be able to see your data in PowerCenter after the run by offline syncing your Stryd.

Note that Zwift uses Bluetooth to connect to your Stryd. This means you must unpair your phone from Stryd since it only supports one Bluetooth connection at a time.

Step 1: Set up Stryd with Zwift

1. Open the Zwift App

2. Create a Zwift Account or Login

3. Select Run (if not already selected)

4. Select Your Stryd Device, and Hit OK (for Stryd Duo, only select one StrydX sensor)

5. Hit OK at the bottom of the App

6. Select Workout and/or Change your Route

7. Start Run


Step 2: Load Zwift Data to PowerCenter Stryd web version

If you have a regular Stryd that records power data (i.e. you are not using Stryd Live), you can use your Stryd with the Zwift platform.

You can get your Zwift data into PowerCenter via three options:

Option 1: Download the FIT file

This option only works if you pair Stryd to Zwift via ANT+ (This trick will not work if you connect Stryd to Zwift via BLE).

Before you start your run on Zwift, you must pair Stryd in a special manner to ensure that Zwift records power data in running. Please tap on the RIDE option on the pairing screen and pair Stryd as a power meter. After Stryd is paired as a power meter, switch back to the RUN option and ensure that Stryd is also paired as a foot pod. Then, you can start your activity.

Zwift will record your run as a FIT file. You can export that file, and import it manually into PowerCenter. Once you save the activity in the Zwift app, it gets uploaded to the Zwift servers. To get the FIT file, you need to log in to your Zwift account on a browser on your computer. From there you can download the FIT file, which you can import into PowerCenter (also on the computer).

Option 2: Upload the Stryd data after the run

You can use the Stryd app on your phone to upload data directly from Stryd: Manually uploading data to your Phone and PowerCenter

Option 3: Zwift app for supported Garmin watches

If you have a Garmin sports watch, you can run with the Zwift app and watch at the same time. Garmin data can flow automatically into PowerCenter.

Step 3: Stryd Duo Footpath sync

If you are using the Stryd Duo, you will need to sync the footpath data after you load the Zwift file to your Stryd account.

Do I Need To Calibrate Stryd For Zwift?

Stryd is designed to work uncalibrated out of the box. You will get accurate pace and distance measurements without calibration.

You may notice that the speed displayed on Zwift (taken from Stryd) is different than the speed on your treadmill display. This is completely normal and expected. The speed display on the treadmill is telling you the speed of the treadmill belt, rather than your speed as a runner. Please read our article Mysterious Treadmill Pace? for why these two values are different.

Once again, it is not recommended to calibrate Stryd on Zwift.

I Can't Pair My Stryd with Zwift

Don't worry, we will get your Stryd Paired in no time.

Step 1: Check Stryd Battery

Try plugging in Stryd to ensure that the battery is not dead. See if you see an LED blink or solid LED light. If you see this, Stryd is ok! It just needs to charge.

Step 2: Check BLE Connections

Ensure that Stryd is not connected to any of your other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Power off all phones and tablets that could be connected to Stryd.

Step 3: Use only the Zwift app

If you would like to start a workout on Zwift, you can only use the Zwift mobile app. Ensure that the Stryd applications (and any others linked to Stryd) is closed on your device. For Zwift to detect you, you need to run at a good tick (~5 mph) and for at least 30 seconds.

Step 4: Force Close the Zwift app

If you are having problems pairing Stryd, force quit the Zwift app on all devices and try to record a run with the Stryd app on your phone. If that works, your Stryd is fine and something is wrong with the Zwift app, or the Bluetooth connection between your device and Stryd.

Step 5: MacBook Specific

If your Stryd works with your phone but not your MacBook:

  1. shift & option while clicking on the Bluetooth icon

  2. Debug - remove all devices

  3. Reset Bluetooth module

Step 6: PC Specific

If you are using a Windows computer with ANT dongle, make sure you have all the latest Windows updates installed.

I used Zwift, and now I cannot connect with my Stryd

If you have the Zwift app open on any of your devices, it will try to connect to Stryd. Because Stryd can only connect to one Bluetooth device at a time, this can cause problems with the Stryd app, Suunto, and Polar devices. To avoid this problem, make sure to quit Zwift and / or switch off the Bluetooth functionality on the device you use for Zwift.

Note that Apple TV users have reported that when the Apple TV is in sleep/stand-by mode, it maintains the Bluetooth connection with Stryd. As long as that is the case, no other device can pair with Stryd.

Why does pace not go to 0 when I use Zwift and stop moving?

Written byAngus

Last updated 1 year ago by Angus

If you are using Stryd with Zwift, you may experience that Zwift continues to indicate a speed even when you stop moving. Below is an example of Zwift configured to use ANT+. The chart has data from Garmin, Zwift and Stryd (offline sync). You can see that Zwift continues to report speed even as Stryd and Garmin do not. This is a known problem with the Zwift app.


Did this answer your question?