Garmin Edge 1030 & Firstbeat – Some Clarity

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Many of Firstbeat’s leading-edge metrics have found their way into the Edge 1030 announced today, 29 August. We have known about them all before but here is a handy guide as to what is new for the Edge products, what the metrics actually mean (via a link) and which need a powermeter to work.

First up: They all require a HRM

Source: HB@Firstbeat

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Which ones require only HR (i.e. work with optical HR sensors) and which require HRV (i.e. R-R which isn’t reliable with optical) ?