If you're using Zwift for your indoor training and you're running it on a laptop computer, or a desktop computer hooked up to a big screen, then the chances are that it's not easy to access all of the in-game functions while you're riding.
There's a whole level of interaction, from choosing your direction at a turn to messaging other users, that's a lot easier to get your hands on if you've also got your smartphone hooked up to your network. Zwift's Mobile Link app is designed to work as a game controller, giving you an easy way to control the game without reaching for your wireless keyboard or sweating over your laptop. If you have bluetooth devices such as a heart rate strap then it's currently the only way to feed that data into the desktop version of Zwift.
We've put together this vid to show you how to get hold of the Mobile link app, and how it works. Here's hoping you find it helpful. Happy Zwifting!
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.