Polar V800 + STRYD :: Proper Support JUST Released

STRYD FootpodWelcome news from Polar HQ. We knew that Polar were working on full V800 compatibility for STRYD last year. There’s just been an announcement that ‘proper’ support is now working for the V800. We shall have to see if that filters down the M430 as well soon.

STRYD Compatibility comes with firmware v1.10.103. Use flowsync to update now.
I’ve included the formal announcement, below, from Polar but a few things stand out.
Firstly I checked on Polar FLOW (web) and as the following screenshot shows power metrics can be added to the V800’s running profile.
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Secondly the image in the firmware notes shows that power data, once recorded, does get sent back to Flow and displayed properly.
Thirdly the pairing looks ‘as expected’. I’ll have a play with this later on in the week probably.
Fourthly, syncing data to TP and STRYD‘s own PowerCentrer seems to only be possible using cached data on the STRYD pod and syncing manually via the STRYD app.
We shall see how well Polar also simultaneously treats STRYD as a running pod and source of instant pace.
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Polar V800 with Stryd running power meter

Stryd is a third-party running power sensor that provides the following metrics to help analyze and develop your running performance: power, form power, elevation, cadence, ground contact time, vertical oscillation, leg stiffness, pace and distance. For detailed instructions on setting up Stryd, running with Stryd and analyzing running power metrics with Stryd’s PowerCenter see stryd.com/support. Also see this video to help you get started with Stryd.Price, Availability & Discount Code

Pair Stryd with V800

Before trying to pair V800 with Stryd, check that you have the latest firmware on your V800. You need to have version 1.10.103 or newer.

  1. Go to General Settings > Pair and sync > Pair other device and press START.
  2. V800 starts searching for Stryd.
  3. Once the Stryd is found, the device ID Stryd xxxxxx is displayed.
  4. Press START, Pairing is displayed.
  5. Pairing completed is displayed when you are done.

Train with V800 and Stryd

  1. On V800 press START.
  2. Choose a running type sport profile, and wait for  to appear on the V800 display.
  3. Press START to start your session.
  4. When you start running Stryd will activate and power metrics will be displayed on V800.

What Stryd running metrics are supported in V800?

During a training session you can see power, pace, altitude, cadence and distance.

Add power and other running metrics to your sport profile training views in the Polar Flow web service. See How can I edit sport profiles in Polar Flow? for detailed instructions.

What Stryd running metrics are supported in the Flow web service?

Metrics supported include power, pace, altitude, cadence and distance.

How to export Stryd running power metrics from Polar Flow

  1. Go to Diary.
  2. Click a training session to open it.
  3. Click Export session at the bottom of the page.
  4. Choose TCX file.

Note that the TCX export only includes the metrics shown in Flow (power, pace, altitude, cadence and distance).

How to sync Stryd running metrics to Stryd PowerCenter

Stryd PowerCenter is a specialized platform to train with power. By exporting your running data to PowerCenter you get new tools to analyze your runs. In PowerCenter you can view power, form power, elevation, cadence, ground contact time, vertical oscillation, leg stiffness, pace and distance. See this video and stryd.com/support for help on getting started with Stryd PowerCenter.

  1. After a running session with Stryd, first sync your data from the Stryd sensor to the Stryd app. This is done by tapping  in top left corner in the Stryd app.
  2. The data is then automatically synced to PowerCenter.
  3. Sign into PowerCenter at stryd.com/powercenter with your Stryd account to view the data.

How to export Stryd running metrics to Training Peaks

  1. Sign into PowerCenter at stryd.com/powercenter with Stryd your account.
  2. Choose Connect from the tab.
  3. Choose Connect under Exports to TrainingPeaks.
  4. Sign into TrainingPeaks with your TrainingPeaks account and authorize Stryd to upload files to your account.

Every time new data is synced to PowerCenter it will also be automatically exported to your TrainingPeaks account

4 thoughts on “Polar V800 + STRYD :: Proper Support JUST Released

  1. M430 support is coming, I personally emailed about that last week, and it seems like a no-brainer as the v800 is years old now and newer running devices would be up to the task. I bet you this is just a test run (pun intended?) to see how Stryd interfaces with Polar flow and the watches at large while they get the v800 replacement ready….

    • In hindsight I never twigged this, I asked Polar why my m400 would only pair to two MilestonePods yet my v800 pairs to three. And what should I expect from the M430, They said three as it’s based on the V800. Happy days ahead, felltnr has already commented “it looks a bit dated” this surprises me as isn’t he the function over form guy? Mines currently in Amsterdam 😎

      • so your conclusion from that is that the third is for power?
        if so I can ask polar a carefully phrased question about the m430
        the timing of the firmware and of the m430 availability suggests m430 will have power support…which will be awesome if true
        if the ohr works I might even use it 😉 (unlike the fenix)

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