Stryd Update for Apple Watch

stryd Secondary MetricsStryd Apple Watch App Update

Changes to the Apple Watch app for Stryd have just gone live.

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Imminent changes to Apple’s native WatchOS 9 system will include running power for the first time. Those changes also include some quite significant related improvements for runners – market-changing improvements. Stryd needed to respond and it has. Let’s see what Garmin, Polar et al come up with.

Here are the highlights of the new release:

  • Improved readability – from a better font and a high contrast mode
  • Better Metrics – live power, lap average power, average power, and averages for 1s 10s and 30s
  • More metrics – Stryd is always reticent to show us pace but we want to see it. Now you can add Stryd’s super-accurate real-time pace as a secondary metric on the main screen
  • Better audio as you go and for lap info

How to get the Update

Simply update the Stryd app on your iPhone.

The app should be updated automatically in most cases but you might find a delay in the app store showing that an update is available. Go into the Stryd app on the app store and drag down the screen to refresh…that should find any update.

Also, check that the Watch app on your iPhone lets the Stryd app for Apple Watch install on the Apple Watch…if you’ve already been using it you should have nothing to do here.



This is a relatively small update in the grand scheme of things but one that will make a material difference to me. Anything that’s easier to read and that shows me pace as well as a customisable power simply ticks a lot of boxes.

This update quickly followed a full revamp a couple of months ago (video below) and Stryd is now in a good position to ride the wave of however Apple Running Power will change the market from September onwards.

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