Stryd – next gen Garmin Data Field 2.0 – A SIGNIFICANT Improvement

Stryd – next-gen Garmin Data Field 2.0 – A SIGNIFICANT Improvement

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Stryd Zones is updated to a second-generation (version 2.0) data field this week with a significant boost to an already good set of features. I’ve been using the beta version for a couple of weeks and it’s impressive. I’m reasonably certain it will soon become my single, main run screen for Garmins.

This one data field will keep a wide range of people happy, from someone like me who wants a relatively spartan display of 4 metrics to someone who wants to cram everything onto one screen.

Here is a summary of some of the highlights

  1. Highly configurable data field that can easily contain all the screen elements you need (Pace, HR, Power, Time, lap and more)
  2. Temperature/Humidity display and recording – Finally you can ditch your TEMPE sensor. The next-gen Stryd has environmental sensors and you can now display and record the ambient temperature
  3. Native power workout execution – I’m not entirely sure how Stryd has managed to achieve this but the data field can execute a power-based run workout from your Garmin calendar (sourced from Stryd)

And that’s all building on existing features like colour-coded zones, zone gauge, STRYD-lost warnings, STRYD ANT+ ID, environmental adjustments and a few more bits and pieces.

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Garmin+Stryd Usage Notes

Stryd make the Stryd Zones data field and the Stryd app. Previously you would use the app for more technically complex tasks like following a workout/plan. I’m not 100% clear in my mind as to how much of these features have been replaced by the new Stryd Zones Data Field. ie is it a complete replacement?

The Stryd Zones data field is compatible with most Garmin watches. However, its behaviour is limited when used with older watches. Perhaps on some of those older watches it might make sense to use the app. I’ve listed the compatibility further below.

The Stryd Zones data field also changes how it works depending on whether you have set it up as a single data field covering the entire screen or as just one data field among many others on a screen. In the latter case, you might see power and power zones displayed but it’s the former case where all the new display options are possible. ie you now want to have Stryd Zones as a full-screen data field, possibly as a replacement for your current main screen.

The Zones data field is configured in either Garmin Express or the Connect IQ smartphone app. You can also perform more limited customisation on some Garmin watches.

You can force Stryd Zones to look for a specific pod or DUO by setting the ANT+ ID, it’s probably a good idea to do that and here is an image showing where you would configure the various settings on an iPhone.


You must enter your Stryd user ID (not email) into the data field for connectivity to properly function.

You should then probably also enable automatic-CP calculation in PowerCentre and this means that your Stryd data field will automatically be kept up-to-date with changes to your power zones.

If you have already authorised the connection between Garmin Connect and the Stryd smartphone app, it’s time to disconnect and re-establish the connection. This enables Stryd power workout information to be automatically passed to your watch.

Single Page Options

In addition to POWER, you have 4 main positional options within the one data field: Top, Bottom, middle-Left and Middle-Right.

In any of those 4 position you can have these metrics: Zone Index, Workout Step Power, Last Lap Power, Last Workout Step Power, Clock Time, Elapsed Time, Lap Time, Workout Step Pace, Distance, Heart Rate, cadence, GCT, VO, Environmental Adjustment, Altitude, Temp/Humidity,

Power can be displayed as watts, w/kg or as a % of CP and averaged as real-time, 3s, 10s, 30s, lap average or overall average.

Usability Features are also good and include Tones, Vibrations, Coloured Values, and Power Zone Guage (which occupies the top perimeter of the screen, see image above).



The only downside I’ve had with the beta is that it periodically crashes. I did a parkrun today and all was good on the latest (released) version.

I’ve also not been able to get a Stryd running plan to populate my Garmin Connect calendar or sync to my FR965. ie I’ve been unable to test out the native power run workout feature so far.

Temperature/humidity might not be recorded in the FIT file for Stryd Wind owners.


There are some excellent 3rd party developer data fields out there. But Stryd’s must be one of the most advanced of those produced by companies. Specifically, it’s impressive that Stryd integrates its sensor as well as the Garmin Plan/Workout/Training environment. The richness of the developer data metrics is impressive and wide-ranging, and the fact that it’s all been done within the scope of a CIQ data field rather than a CIQ app is impressive.

This is quite a big leap forward for Stryd and it chimes nicely when placed beside the new DUO footpods and FOOTPATH features.

Nothing is ever perfect or complete. I would expect that Stryd will next add more of the new DUO metrics to the Zones Data Filed (not FOOTPATH though).


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Stryd Zones Compatability for newest features

  • Fenix 7 Series & Pro Series
  • FR245M, FR255 Series, FR265 Series, FR745, FR945/LTE, FR955, FR965
  • Epix 2, Epix Pro
  • Fenix 6 Pro Series
  • Venu 2 Series
  • Venu 2 Plus
  • Venu 3 Series
  • Vivoactive 5
  • Marq 2 Series
  • Approach S70 Series
  • D2Air x10, D2 Mach1
  • Descent MK3, MK2 & MK2S

Forerunner watch compatibility

Forerunner watches with Stryd Zones Data Fields and the Stryd Workout app:

If you would like to use the Stryd Workout app or Stryd Zones Data Fields, you can with these watches.

  • Forerunner® 55
  • Forerunner® 245/245 Music
  • Forerunner® 255/255 Music
  • Forerunner® 265/265S
  • Forerunner® 645/645 Music
  • Forerunner® 745
  • Forerunner® 935
  • Forerunner® 945, 945/LTE
  • Forerunner® 955/955 Solar
  • Forerunner® 965

Forerunner watch with Stryd Zones Data Fields:

These watches will only support the Stryd Zones Data Fields.

  • Forerunner® 735XT
  • Forerunner® 230
  • Forerunner® 235
  • Forerunner® 630
  • Forerunner® 920XT
  • Forerunner® 910XT (Power in Cycling Mode and NO Stryd+ metrics unless via offline sync)

Fenix watch compatibility

Fenix watches with Stryd Zones Data Fields and the Stryd Workout app:

If you would like to use the Stryd Workout app or Stryd Zones Data Fields, you can with these watches.

  • fēnix® 5/5S, 5X, quatix® 5
  • fēnix® 5 Plus/5S Plus/5X Plus/tactix® Charlie
  • fēnix® 6/6 Pro, fēnix® 6 Sapphire
  • fēnix® 6S/6S Pro, fēnix® 6S Sapphire, fēnix® 6S Pro Solar
  • fēnix® 6X Pro, fēnix® 6X Sapphire, fēnix® 6X Pro Solar, tactix® Delta Sapphire
  • fenix 7/7S/7X/Solar/Sapphire
  • fēnix® Chronos


Fenix watches with Stryd Zones Data Fields:

These watches will only support the Stryd Zones Data Fields.

  • fēnix® 3, quatix® 3, tactix® Bravo
  • fēnix® 3 HR
  • fēnix® 2 (Power in Cycling Mode and NO Stryd+ metrics unless via offline sync)


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13 thoughts on “Stryd – next gen Garmin Data Field 2.0 – A SIGNIFICANT Improvement

  1. Excellent post. Sam, the developer of the excellent Garmin CIQ app RunPowerWorkout was actually hired by Stryd to develop and perfect the data field. I have also been beta testing it and find it to be a marked improvement in the general Stryd experience.

    I also added step workout power to my setup as it allows me to follow structured workouts, while also benefitting from the usual Garmin features like maps, music etc etc.

    1. ty!
      if you have anything to add to the post (or think i shoudl add) please let me know. as i said, i had difficulties with the running plan sync but that seems to be an OAUTH platform issue rather than a DF issue

    2. Indeed, it is a big jump ahead by Stryd, so congrats to everyone who was involved.

      I as a Fenix 6X owner reported a glitch, although it was not a mistake.

      If you opted for Environment adjustment using the toggle, then the Additional Power Value called Primary Power Value Adjusted to Environment would be the very same as Primary Power Value, because the latter is already adjusted bring triggered by the toggle. So maybe the former should be a data with dual meaning like Primary Power Value Adjusted (/cleaned) to (/from) Environment. Certainly it requires not just a relabelking, but some extra coding and compiling.

      Apart from it is perfect although when I tested it in-house it crashed always after 30-40 seconds. Having toggled the 3 data toggle on and off made the crashes disappear. Sure, it could be a coincidence, but after this change I ran the datafield like 5-6 times for a couple of minutes w/o crashes.

      I as an Enduro owner am really sad, because I realised that on my primary watch the settings have not changed. I reported it to Stryd, but later found this on their website:

      “ Compatibility for Stryd Zones data field

      Here is a list of compatible watches with this new update:

      Approach S70 Series, D2Air x10, D2 Mach1, Descent MK2 & MK2S, Epix 2, Epix 2 Pro Series, Fenix 6 Pro Series, Fenix 7 Series & Pro Series, FR245M, FR255 Series, FR265 Series, FR745, FR945 Series, FR955, FR965, Marq 2 Series, Venu 2 Series & Venu 2 Plus, Venu 3 Series, Vivoactive 5

      While we worked to enable this update on as many watches as we could, not all watches had the memory or capability to support these new features. Watches that do not receive this update will remain with the previous version of the Stryd Zones data field….”

      I know that my Enduro has smaller memory than my F6X, but on my Enduro I can use some more complex CIQ drafiield which have presumably bigger resource demands than Stryd Zones 2.0. As an example I use Lap+ which handles not just average and last lap, current lap related data, but last split and current split related data at the same time, six data on a page, both lap and split alerts, embedded Lap Viewer as a list triggered by slow motion and/or multiple button pushes etc.

      I think that Stryd was not thorough enough when they tried to complie Stryd Zones 2.0 for the Stryd Zones 1.0 capable watches. My proof is that even Enduro 2 is missing from the list, although Enduro 2 has the same hardware as Fenix 7, so it a brutal memory slot for ciq apps. So based on that I hope that finally my Enduro will get Stryd Zones 2.0.

  2. The only downside so far is the lack of treadmill incline support. Other than that, it’s a fantastic update.

    1. yeah, I reckon the key CIQ sensors need to start talking to each other as comapnies. so stryd could liaise with RUNN to get incline in the scenario you describe…I’m guessing (but don’t know) that smart treadmills might broadcast incline???

  3. Looks like the datafield has some trouble with metrics that come from the watch. All metrics delivered by the stryde pod itself are working fine. But heart rate for example is showing zero half of the time during a run workout.

    1. i noticed problems with pace jumping around. i wasn’t sure if that came from whatever the watch was set at (as i was using stryd DUO i’d forgotten to make it always source of pace) or always from the pod. I did also have instant pace reporting so it could have come from that as well I guess.
      i’d not noticed missing hr on display (it would be recorded correctly in the FIT file and i appreciate you are just saying DISPLAY)

  4. As noted on the Stryd forums, some of us (me) are still not getting Temp/Humidity recordings. I am guessing that Next-Gen pod is required for the recording (even though Wind Stryd will display the temp/humidity in the data field while live).

    1. Unfortunately, Stryd confirmed in their official announcement that they you need the next gen Stryd for temp recording

  5. First:

    it was a good idea to make it possible to display temperature data measured by Stryd pod, because it confirmed that it was measured in an accurate way.


    it was a bad idea to make it possible to display humidity data measured by Stryd pod, because it confirmed that it was NOT measured in an accurate way.


    Year by year Stryd team became quite similar in terms of how the handle positive and negative feedback in their support activities.

    All in one thread (until it will be totally hidden by their forum admins):

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