Garmin Connect Mobile – Running Power Target
via: @thomasF, thank you
Garmin Connect mobile on iOS now has the ability to set Garmin Running Power as a target when you create a workout. I’m assuming this is new as the same ability can’t be found on Connect online and it doesn’t sync to watches.
Edit: It looks like Garmin Running Power will be added to the 955 via a widget. It will likely be the same algorithm as previously used with Garmin’s CIQ data fields.
I’m not sure if this has been there for a while nor if it heralds the release of native Running Power next week with the Forerunner 955. It’s certainly a hopeful sign.
Edit: Just found this video which shows it ‘working’ on the Fenix. Will be interesting to see if this requires a ciq5 power app or ‘something else’ (a stryd-like pod). I was beginning to doubt my earlier intel about running power but am now somewhat relieved!
Remember that native running power is hard for Garmin to release properly. OK, we’ve seen it with Coros, Polar and Suunto but native running power for Garmin is more than simply generating and storing a new metric. The new metrics will need to have lots of calculations like last lap power and will need to appear on post-activity summaries and reports in Connect. It will also need to be added to structured workouts; training plans; links to Strava, and more besides. Because of the complexity and openness of Garmin’s ecosystem, there are a LOT of considerations.
Maybe those considerations have all been dealt with ready for the launch of the 955 and 255 on Wednesday 1st? We shall soon find out.
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