Updating garmin 200w
First though, ignoring comparative data – here’s what it’ll all look like on Garmin Connect within the charts section (it’s the very last line, you can click to zoom): To put that in perspective, let’s overlay my running power with pace, atop elevation. You can see above that there’s a relationship between pace and power, as you’d expect.However, there’s also a relationship to vertical oscillation and ground contact time as well.
Nor is there a way to implement useful features like lap power. Certainly, Garmin could create multiple Connect IQ data fields, but many watches are limited to only two CIQ data fields being utilized at once.So I’ve gotta blend two screenshots together to make this work.Naturally, once published it’ll all be magical and on one page if you have two devices.CIQ fields can’t be used as intensity target: I think this is self-explanatory, but essentially you can’t set power targets with this like you could set pace or HR targets.CIQ data doesn’t appear in reports: Since it’s not a normal field like pace or heart rate, you won’t get it in some of the fancy reports of Garmin Connect. As you run, this power number will fluctuate just like Stryd’s does.But it does effectively put both options on a level playing field from the standpoint of competitiveness.
If you want a quick overview of things, here’s a video I put together of my first run with it up in Banff, Canada and then a secondary run in Paris yesterday: With that, let’s dive into all the details. It’ll be released around November 22nd, which is the date that the next version of Connect IQ (2.4) is released to the public.
Now what’s interesting here is how exactly Garmin is planning on rolling this out. Nor is it something that requires a new watch at all.
In fact, it’ll work on some watches a number of years old.
Garmin’s sits about 100-150w higher than Stryd’s does, for me, across a wide range of terrain and conditions.
All of which also calls into question the validity of any running power meter number today. Yes, you can get force plate treadmills indoors – something Stryd has done and shown before in various circumstances.
Last week at the ANT Symposium, Garmin opened up the curtains on their planned entrance into the running power market, which they’ll soon make available on many running and multisport devices they make.