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Free virtual riding app MyWhoosh lets users transfer levels and ratings over from Zwift profiles

Could this free-to-use indoor training platform be a serious rival to Zwift following its latest update?

MyWhoosh, a free-to-use indoor training platform and partner of WorldTour team UAE Team Emirates, has introduced a new feature allowing users to transfer their profile ratings and player levels from other indoor cycling platforms.

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MyWhoosh, set to host the UCI Cycling Esports World Championships for the next three years after taking over from Zwift, combines real routes based on GPX data with virtual routes. The platform is available for free on iOS, Android, and Windows, supported by integrated advertising in the form of roadside flags. This set-up has appealed to casual users who may not get their money's worth from a regular subscription; however, with its latest update, it's clear that MyWhoosh also aims to attract avid users of rival indoor cycling platforms. 

One of the standout features in this update is the ability for users to transfer their profiles from other indoor cycling platforms for free. This means that new and existing riders can continue their progress seamlessly, without starting from scratch, according to MyWhoosh.

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The virtual cycling platform says that the data transfer process is simple. Users need to submit relevant data with proof, which will undergo verification. Subsequently, the rider's level, distance, level rewards, and elevation gain will be reflected on MyWhoosh.

In addition to allowing third-party profile imports, MyWhoosh has introduced 'MyBunch 24/7 bot rides'. Previously, group rides and races on MyWhoosh were less frequent compared to Zwift. Now, users can select and ride with a variety of bot riders, grouped by watts/kg and speed, at any time of the day. 

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MyWhoosh has also introduced new worlds, including California and Hudayriyat Island in the UAE. In virtual California, riders can explore 60km of new terrain, featuring locations such as Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Meanwhile, Hudayriyat Island offers a variety of multi-discipline cycling attractions, including off-road trails, BMX tracks and an upcoming velodrome. 

There have been some technology updates too, with a data recovery system in the event of unexpected system crashes, and an offline mode if users get disconnected. 

Is this MyWhoosh offering likely to tempt you? Let us know in the comments

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CreepingAlong | 1 month ago
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I switched from Zwift solely because they charge UK customers more than those in the EU and much more than those in the USA. They are simply ripping off UK subscribers so I voted with my feet. I have been really impressed by MyWhoosh so far. Very easy to set up and use. 

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Secret_squirrel | 1 month ago
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Bear in mind that MyWhoosh is free because it is funded by a Petrostate (UAE)

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Sabre | 1 month ago
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I'd love to try mywhoosh but the pc requirements are too high and riding on a phone isn't ideal.

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thrawed replied to Sabre | 1 month ago
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Have a look into mywhoosh go. It's supposed to be a lighter weight version.

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ziadvanbeek replied to Sabre | 1 month ago
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It's giving me trouble on my laptop as well (which is a bit old, I must admit), but on my phone it runs well and love it!

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Rendel Harris replied to Sabre | 1 month ago
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Sabre wrote:

I'd love to try mywhoosh but the pc requirements are too high and riding on a phone isn't ideal.

Maybe you could try running it on your phone and mirroring the screen on your laptop?

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Smoggysteve replied to Sabre | 1 month ago
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Works fine on AppleTV. Can pick up a 4K version used for about £50. 

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