Stryd Duo – Getting Started
Stryd Duo is the long-awaited dual-sided power meter and dual-sided running gait sensor and this is a quick article explaining how to upgrade to a dual-side Stryd in the Garmin environment.
First up you’ll need a second Stryd Next Gen pod. The one you already have is perfect but a Stryd Wind or earlier pod will not work. You’ll find that buying Stryd with a 6-month (optional) membership is cheaper than buying without the membership providing you cancel at the 6-month point. Deliveries have already started in November 2023.
Q: What do I need to do to upgrade Stryd Duo
A: Make sure that everything is up to date including your Stryd smartphone app, Stryd CIQ data field/app, and Stryd’s pod firmware
Pairing a Second Pod
Let’s assume you already have one pod paired in the normal way.
You will now see a new option to pair a second pod. You know what to do! You will be taken through a straightforward series of information screens and both pods will be attached, both their firmware will be updated again, and they will be linked together and receive a new ANT+ ID, like this…
That last point is important as you will now have to pair the ‘new’ sensor and update other ANT+ ID settings on your Garmin watch.
You should already have your original Stryd paired as a footpod on your Garmin but not as a power meter. Pair the new Stryd Duo footpod and enable autocalibration. You should also change speed and distance calculations of the new footpod to ALWAYS.
For those of you who manually calibrate Stryd, I’m guessing that you will need to perform a new calibration.
If you use the Stryd Data field/app there should be nothing to do as it should pick up the new, closest Stryd automatically. For safety’s sake, I manually change the ANT+ ID setting in the Stryd Zones Data Field.
That’s it you’re good to go.
More to follow with an updated Stryd Duo review and insights into the new FOOTPATH visualisation metrics. It’s worth noting that you must have 2 next-gen Stryd footpods for the dual-sided metrics to work and that you only need a membership/subscription to view the 3D FOOTPATH visualisation metrics. It’s super important to realise that you absolutely do not need a membership to get the regular dual-sided power metrics and gait metrics. Just for the clever 3D visualisation.
Apple Watch Users, presumably Suunto, Coros, Wahoo RIVAL and Polar too
I’m assuming you will have to pair the new Stryd duo to your watch as the Bluetooth ID will probably have changed.
When using a Bluetooth pairing the speed/distance options I mention above are not available.
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