Mar 26, 2022
3 mins read
Recently, I discover an issue with Stryd which produce completely weak results when walking. The pace and the distance was completely wrong and makes the foot pod completely unusable. With the support, we could identify the issue and find a proper solution which work well before a real fix in the firmware. Here it is.
I was then walking during 10 minutes and after first 2 minutes, I was running during 15s. The expected distance for this test would be approximately 850m.
Here is the result:
We see that:
In fact, there is a conflict between the offline recording function and the recording controlled by the watch. The ANT+ connection starts the recording but, due to the fact that I did not run, the offline recording put the device in sleep mode after a timeout. This is of course a bug: if the user start to record a session, the device should provide the pace, cadence, distance and power as long as there is an active ANT+ connection.
Thanks to an answer to the Stryd’s support, we find two solutions to this problem.
The first one consists to add the Stryd Zone data field. This data field will avoid the shutdown of the pod during the session. It fix the issue but it is only a workaround because:
An other solution proposed was to used instead the Bluetooth connection. This is really good since that it has none of the disadvantage of the previous solution.
I had then a try and the pace, the power and the distance are now correct. Here the result on the same track:
Simply disable the completely the ANT+ accelerator device on the Garmin watch and enable the corresponding BLE device. And with it, walking and running will be possible with a precise pace and distance measure.