STRYD vs VO2 – Just Sayin’

In my gloriously scientific sample size of one I’m pretty sure that, most of the time, STRYD is a good proxy for MY effort. Others say it gets the distance in the Goldilocks zone ie…’just right’. Others argue against that and, I guess, you can always find a flaw in some scientific methodology. STRYD have…

STRYD – Updated Android Mobile app

There are 3 new aspects to the new Android app. Handily the STRYD app arrived on the same day as my new Android phone. These new features use data derived from your workout history. Insights First up are Insights into today’s training or your recent training. It’s a relatively self-explanatory sentence that appears on the…

RunPow STRYD RunScribe Comparison Review Features

RunScribe Back Shipping – STRYD too?

RunScribe Plus and STRYD have been in short supply recently. so much so that you have possibly not been able to get hold of one. Fear not, salvation is close to hand (foot). RunScribe Plus is now definately back shipping in the USA and hopefully soon to follow in the UK. I know that STRYD…

STRYD: New Trail Run/Hike Firmware

STRYD have just announced an important firmware upgrade for those of you who have WALK/HIKE sections of trail runs. Even in competitive trail events there are sections where walking may be more efficient than running, such as on very steep gradients. Previously STRYD did not produce power on walk sections. There is now a firmware…

Gadgets I’m Using Right Now

Here are most of the gadgets I’ve been using for me over the last month or so. I’m not sure they are my ‘favourite’ ones per se but I’m using them ‘properly’ for meaningful training stuff rather than just trying to break them or seeing if the GPS is accurate or not. There is nothing…

STRYD Live Zwift

STRYD Live – firmware upgradeable

The new STRYD Live is firmware upgradeable to the power version of STRYD. I guess there’s not too much more you can say than that. I would presume that the cost for the firmware upgrade would be more than the current $100 difference between STRYD and STRYD Live. I would guess in the short term…

New Zwift Run – Free for 2018

    In conjunction with Zwift’s new free access, the running power meter brand Stryd has announced a partnership with the online platform and is now offering a simplified version of their popular Bluetooth Smart footpod. For half of the price of their power-based platform (which is also Zwift-compatible), the Stryd Live complements the new…

Garmin Running Power Jan 2018

Garmin Running Power – Updated

Garmin’s Running Power app today just crossed over the 8000 downloads. That’s a lot of people running with power. Downloads have more than doubled from 3445 on 18th December. But that’s still behind STRYD (>10,000) despite Christmas and despite Garmin Running Power being free. I’m not so sure of the quality of the power data…

Cervelo S3 di2 Shimano Adamo ASM Shimano

Fast & Fun weekend

I still haven’t managed to have a meaningful ride on my 2018 bike. But I have spent several minutes gazing longingly at it hanging on one of my shed’s walls. I put on the ASSIOMAs and took some photos on Friday and then put them back onto my TT bike straight afterwards. Yes Sunday was…

Garmin Running Power App – Lots of downloads?

Curiosity killed the cat. But perhaps curiosity about a freebie running app for your high-end Garmin device might, instead, help you train more effectively? It seems that 3,445 of you were indeed very curious about Garmin’s Running Power (GRP) app. Stats from Garmin Conenct IQ store show 3445 downloads as of 18Dec2017 ie about 10…

Garmin Forerunner 935 STRYD Newton Gravity 6

Garmin Running Power – Pros & Cons

Garmin have just released a new app, “Garmin Running Power”…let’s call it GRP for short. This post will provide a bit of background but then specifically discuss the pros and cons of GRP compared to the competitor products STRYD and RunScribe (there are others but I wouldn’t consider them yet if I were you). Why…

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Garmin Running Power :: Garbage In…Garbage Out?

I quite like the Garmin Running Power app. It installs well, is nicely configurable and seems to run awesomely in all its bug free glory. But is it showing complete garbage? I had a little play on Sunday, comparing Garmin Running Power (GRP) with RunScribe and STRYD. Here are the thoughts and results of that…