Tools for Power Based Workouts for Garmin Watches

Jun 13, 2021

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Here is a small comparison chart between the several possibilities to create and execute power based workouts using Stryd (or Garmin own power device). It might not be exhaustive, if not simply post a request at the end of the page to include it.

Feature/Tool Stryd Workout App Run Power Workout Power Tool for Runner Power Based Workout for Runner
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Author Stryd RunPowerWorkout Dyrts Dyrts
Type Application Data Field Data Field Data Field
Stryd’s Device Support
Garmin’s Power Device Support1
Customization Menu on the Watch Connect IQ Connect IQ Connect IQ
Power Zones Fetched from Power Center Models based on CP2 Table Table
Work with Stryd Zones3 N/A
Actual watches Support4 Some
Old watches Support5
Stryd Power Center’s Workouts Support
Training Peaks’s Workouts Support
Final Surge’s Workouts Support
Nolio’s Workouts Support
Garmin Connect’s Power Workouts Support 6 6
Garmin Connect’s Flat Pace Workouts Support 6
Power/HR Analysis
Flat Pace Estimation
Rich Dedicated single page field N/A 7
Rolling power average
Alerts
Synchronization of the Workouts At application start8 Garmin Sync9 Garmin Sync9 Garmin Sync9

  1. Only high end watches (FR945, FR745, FR645, Fenix) ↩︎

  2. Stryd, Jim Vance, Steve Palladino, 80/20, Van Dijk and Van Megen models ↩︎

  3. Required to view the session on Power Center. ↩︎

  4. Watches with Connect IQ v3.2 or above. This API provides alerts and the support of structured workouts. ↩︎

  5. Watches with Connect ID prior to v3.2. ↩︎

  6. Through a comment of the workout step. ↩︎

  7. Complex and nice customization possibilities! ↩︎

  8. Requires an internet connection through the phone when starting the application ↩︎

  9. Synchronized through the normal synchronisation process from Garmin ↩︎


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