STRYD Review Running Power Meter

more STRYD Features Released

There is another feature update today for STRYDers and everyone is recommended to upgrade their pod firmware. This follows on the back of several platform and pod changes over the last few weeks or so. I think I’d covered one of those changes but here they all are in one place. AIR POWER CONTRIBUTION for…

945 Update, STRYD Update

This arrived today (image to right) and I’m not entirely sure what the updates are to my 945 sensor hub and BLE/BL/ANT+. I’m aware that the 945 doesn’t always find paired devices properly, maybe it fixes that? It wasn’t broken on the 935 yet Garmin seems to have to repeatedly fix this for the 945.…

Coros Performance POD Review Vertix Ice Breaker

new Coros Performance Pod – First Runs

Coros Performance Pod Coros is a recent entrant to the sports watch market and have made a good impression with impressive sports, outdoors, fitness and multi-sport watches. They deliver lots of features for a reasonable price and sometimes also nail the accuracy issues that trouble all vendors in this space. Often they are accused of…

STRYD Review Apple Watch

STRYD Introduce CP ‘Depreciation’ [Decay]

STRYD have been busy. Along with the new STRYD running pod that accounts for WIND, we have seen a steady stream of features to improve the overall STRYD ecosystem. STRYD have introduced another today and this one is called “CP Depreciation”, I’d prefer to call it “CP Decay” but let’s explain what it is and…

STRYD Review Apple Watch

STRYD Introduce AIR Power

Unfortunately you will not be able to use the power of the wind to power-up your run but instead, STRYD has introduced new metrics on the new STRYD pod that allows you to see the power you produced that was needed to overcome wind resistance. Combine that with the pre-existing FORM power and these are…

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New Xert Features

It’s no secret that I like Xert (pronounced EXERT). In a nutshell, it’s a novel way of looking at what power output you are capable of at any given instant; and that knowledge feeds through into many aspects of training from season planning, to workouts or to segment hunting. It works well in the Garmin…

New STRYD Zones

STRYD Zones The STRYD Zones CIQ Data Field is a nice, new and welcomed addition to the STRYD ecosystem – I guess we can call it that now. The new STRYD Zones CIQ data field also builds on the auto-Critical Power announcement from last week and the new STRYD Pod v4 announcement from the week…

New STRYD auto-CP calculation

If you understand the title of this post, ie “New STRYD auto-CP calculation” then you will know that it sounds like a pretty cool and useful feature. If you don’t understand the title then you will, no doubt wonder what on earth we are talking about 😉 Nutshell: Critical Power is your “forever power”, for…

New STRYD Footpod v4 – It’s power time

I had to change my lycra when I first heard about the new STRYD a couple of days ago. Very, very exciting stuff – almost too exciting. At least it was for me. Info sources: stryd.com Heads Up: I’ve not got the new STRYD yet, this post is based on information mostly provided following a…

New Garmin Footpod / RD-POD ? It’s here (almost)

It looks like Garmin’s new running pod ior RD-POD s close to hitting the market and here are the first images. It could be a runningpod-tastic week all round.   Here are a quick 15 minutes worth of thoughts: You can see from the images that the retention mechanism is similar to the old Garmin…

STRYD Supported on WearOS and through to Final Surge.

The unusually named Sporty Go! app from qooapps is now ready to go for any STRYD users out there who are keen to use a WearOS watch as their sporting weapon of choice. Also announced today is the linking of Sporty Go! with Final Surge to upload your workouts. I have tried to find the…

STRYD (Training Peaks) and BioStrap News

STRYD is just about to announce the support for STRUCTURED RUN workouts FROM TRAINING PEAKS. You should also be able to import any old structured workouts into that format in Training Peaks or create new running power workouts from scratch. If you set the workouts up properly then you will benefit from these key workout…

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STRYD – New Firmware Update

STRYD has just released Firmware v1.2.0 which delivers improved stability and responsiveness. This builds upon recent minor updates to give a more stable power figure on the flat and a figure which responds more quickly as the incline changes. STRYD has a mixed group of beta testers (ability/conditions) and the group are reported to have…

Dartford Heath parkrun

What I raced this month

I always find that races are somewhat of an inconvenience to my training. My 2019 racing, so far, has turned out to be a comedy of kit & gadgetry errors. Which is a shame as the training had been going very well prior to the races. 5K, parkrun Well, I have been somewhat embarrassingly avoiding…

STRYD – New Accuracy Firmware

STRYD have just released new FIRMWARE which delivers increased accuracy – v1.1.9 and subsequent versions There are two areas of changes Increased responsiveness to incline changes. The rest of the post will discuss this. MINOR: Better handling of highly variable temperature changes eg when running from indoors to outdoors in winter. All power-enabled versions of…