STRYD Live – firmware upgradeable

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STRYD Live ZwiftThe new STRYD Live is firmware upgradeable to the power version of STRYD.

I guess there’s not too much more you can say than that.

I would presume that the cost for the firmware upgrade would be more than the current $100 difference between STRYD and STRYD Live. I would guess in the short term there would not be too many takers for the upgrade but, maybe, as running with power grows it is a nice insurance policy to have in your bag. Well, on  your foot.


Metrics Pace, distance, cadence, vertical oscillation, ground time Power, form power, leg stiffness, pace, distance, cadence, vertical oscillation, ground time
Charging Wired Wireless
Battery life Excellent Excellent
Zwift Compatibile Yes Yes
Stryd Insights No Yes
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I don‘t get why why they haven‘t made the live (like lite) version upgradable to the full version. The live version for 50.- bucks, to begin with. If you then like to get the full benefit of all features, you‘ll just pay the upgrade fee and install the new firmware.


Didn‘t see that one (tiny) line. 😞


I would believe that it would cost less than $100 for the firmware upgrade from STRYD LIVE to STRYD Power due to the lower build cost with no wireless charging and the charger itself. The cost of entry into the STRYD eco system with the Live version is $100 and to upgrade to power would be say $50. STRYD Power version costs $50 more for the wireless charging component. Thoughts?


Is there a firmware update? I had one a few weeks ago and updated, went and checked after reading this and the app came back “up to date.” Is it phased?


Now with more metrics:

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No, initially there was only pace, distance, cadence, but no VO and GT.


Stryd live is a perfect alternative route for getting a full stryd with better charging characteristics and a 10 times lighter and smaller charger. The wireless charger is very bulky, and weighs 40 gram, the wired charger only 4 grams and is slightly larger than the Stryd shoe clip. Wired charging also charges the battery to 100% while wireless charging often stop around 90%. Additionally it is stuck to the charging platform, the Stryd (wireless Summit) has to be put horizontally and can fall of and even get lost.

So if you look for a Stryd that is more easy to take on multiday trails take the Stryd Live and upgrade it!

tfk, the5krunner

interesting suggestion (probably sensible too!)