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Got new Fenix 6X Pro and Stryd and puzzled how to set up

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  • #15730
    Gordon
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    So I signed up to a power based marathon plan and I am puzzled what setup should I have for the most convenient running experience on my brand new Fenix 6X Pro and Stryd. From what I understand there are a few options:
    – using Garmin’s proprietary gauge screens
    – using 80/20 Zones app developed by a 3rd party developer
    – using Stryd’s own app available on Garmin ConnectIQ

    Can you please advise – based on your experience – what’s the best way to use all this gear? Thanks!

    #15731
    MartinH
    Participant

    Use the stryd workout app

    #15734
    FatDad
    Participant

    Been through the same as you recently with Garmin 945.

    Garmin power screens only work with Garmin power devices – they don’t work with Stryd.

    As Martin says – use the Stryd Workout App (different to the Stryd data field) for your TP Power workouts. This is what I use 90% of the time.

    If you want to use other fields in a custom Activity you can either use the 8020 3rd party data field or the Stryd data field.

    I would start with the Stryd Workout app and have a play with the data fields when you want a change. You can set up a custom activity to use the data fields.

    #15740
    samueldumont
    Participant

    Another option is to use one of the various available datafields. It’s quite useful if you want the map, music controls or extra screens.

    I am one of the two contributors of RunPowerWorkout (https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/8c2fce29-0c7c-41f3-9a8f-5d3093c9cf2f). It supports a ton of customizations, alerts when outside of zones, and outside of workouts it will display your zones (automatically defined and you can choose the method, I guess you will choose 80/20)

    There are other datafields (DataRun for instance), but they did not offer exactly what I wanted for my workout datafield. It’s free and open source so you can see if you like it better than the workout app.

    #15747
    David Warden
    Keymaster

    See a similar thread here: https://www.8020endurance.com/topic/how-to-see-recommended-running-power-range-garmin-fenix6/

    I think that the Stryd app is the leading candidate, but I have a subjective soft spot for the 80/20 app.

    I’d love to hear your feedback on the benefits of the Stryd vs 80/20 app (as would our app developer, Stefan Hornstein of Eho Systems).

    David

    #15756
    samueldumont
    Participant

    Hello David,

    Quick feedback : the Stryd App is an app, not a datafield, so it prevents you to get other datafields displayed during your activity. This is not great if you follow a GPX track, if you want to get extra data, see your music controls,…

    I did not try the 80/20 datafield but it looks like it is only displaying your current zone + some extra data, but it does not integrate with the structured workout from TP (so no alerts, targets etc).

    Garmin native power is still not on the roadmap, so on the workout screen, you will not see the current power nor will not get alerts if you are outside of the desired zones.

    So basically, if you want power + structured workouts in a datafield, you can’t really use those options. I already posted my own solution but there are other such as https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/3883c4fa-92ad-4af9-a5e4-e664ddeb8e57#0 or https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/6531e1a1-eede-419e-ac39-4a5093b371e8. For people using Wahoo, Coros or Suunto, native workout support is there already, let’s hope that Garmin finally provides the support with their new watches…

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