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Connecting a Concept2 Rower to Zwift using a $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W.

TL;DR It works! It’s called go-row-cycle and you can get it at https://github.com/mrverrall/go-row-cycle/ Despite there being an appetite for rowing in Zwift the fact is a rowing machine is not a bicycle and you cannot connect a Concept2 rower directly to Zwift. The only way it seems for rowers to be officially accepted in Watopia is for rowing to be implemented proper. Good luck with that! But people do row in Zwift; how? To get the data from the rowers 'computer' into something Zwift recognises as a bicycle you need a device in the middle, a bridge that sits between the rower and whatever device is running Zwift. Now there are solutions already available to do this. Some are expensive like the  NPE CABLE which you can buy for about £90 in the UK (too steep for me). And some are free (of sorts) like  RowedBiker , an iOS or Android app. RowedBiker is probably a good option for most people, but you do need need a spare compatible device (one you are not already using for Zw