Probably going to move from Stryd to Garmin power

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    dougie
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    I got the Garmin Forerunner 965 yesterday. I already have the 945. Today I did an RF12 with some minor tweaks to give the power a chance to jump about. I had the 965 on my left wrist, paired to the HRM-Pro chest strap and my 945 on the right wrist doing the workout via the Stryd app.

    I appreciate that this is a big topic and there are strong opinions, but from my understanding the important detail is whether the metric is consistent rather than accurate, given that no one can agree on what it should be.

    My completely unscientific comparison of today’s data, by swirling two TP graph windows next to each other, shows that Garmin power, as expected, is higher than the Stryd data. However, it’s also to my eye, consistently so. I’ve not done any fancy overlays or offset adjustments, but I can see that the shapes are very similar.

    For my purposes I think this is good enough. I find power very useful but I also go a lot by RPE and it’s the combination that I tend to work on.

    So my thinking is that I should do another FTP test as per https://www.8020endurance.com/intensity-guidelines-for-8020-running/ this time using Garmin power and modifying my TP with the new zones.

    Is this a reasonable approach? Am I overlooking something important? I don’t have any problem with Stryd but psychologically I’d rather keep things as simple as possible. I sometimes forget to charge the Stryd, and I do like to change/rotate running shoes a bit so it’s a (minor) hassle I’m thinking of removing.

    Dougie

    #19274
    Germán
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    Ran into the same issue with my FR255. Started using Garmin power and haven’t had any issues so far. Did the 20 min FTP as per the “intensity guidelines” and updated my TP run power zones accordingly.

    Good to see there’s more people on the same page.

    #19279
    dougie
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    Thanks for the feedback. I’ll do an FTP run today and see how it goes.

    Dougie

    #19310
    Hal9000
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    I was originally using the native Garmin run power using my FR945 and Tri HR Monitor. Later on I purchased a Stryd foot pod. What I noticed was the native Garmin power was consistently 100 watts more then the Stryd. I use the Stryd workout app for the footpod. From other posts I’ve read, what really matters is consistency and that your TP FTP power is set according to whichever device you’re using.

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