Track frequencies, heart rate frequencies, aerodynamics and wattages: everything is measured. In recent years, cycling has increasingly developed into a sport where there is increasingly about figures, which increasingly looks at the wattage that a rider used during a stage. There was already a major discussion about this in the Tour de France of 2015.
The riders of the then team Sky (now Ineos Grenadiers) dominated the Tour de France by cycling on power. By cycling on power, the riders knew exactly how long they could maintain a certain effort. Watt is a unit that indicates what power a rider develops during an effort. The power is work per second. To develop a certain pace, a rider must deliver a power, a work.
The Wattagemeters and its use have since slowly raised to the serious amateur cyclist who started using the wattage more and more to train and cycle with. Our partner Wattcycling Amsterdam Amstel Believes in this for years and have designed their entire training concept on the Wattbike.
With the arrival of the Stryd it is now also possible to HArdloop section of the triathlon on Wattage† In contrast to a bicycle watch meter, the Stryd must get to know you somewhere. That goes fast but is not accurate in the first days. As you have walked more short and long distances in competition, this becomes increasingly accurate. So you will have to take time to perform a training or competition blindly on the data that the Stryd Footpod shows in the beginning.
The Stryd Sensor with Wind Detection is a functional electronics accessory. It is a sensor for runners to measure the influence of the wind. The sensor gives you insight how much extra power and power is needed to overcome the air resistance. It also measures how much energy is saved if you walk with the wind or if you run into a group in a group. Because of this insight you can turn the wind into a measurable and performance -enhancing force as a runner.
The Stryd Sensor With Wind Detection not only measures the wind and its forces, but also measures the temperature and humidity with renewed environment sensors. It also measures the ground contact time, the cadence, your speed and the distance walked via GPS. All this data contribute to increasing your training efficiency, so that you can adjust your training intensity in a targeted manner.
What's in the Box of the Stryd Footpod:
- The Stryd FoodPod of course
- USB charging cable
- 2 different clips for attachment to the laces of your sports shoe
Tip: First charges the Stryd completely with the first use. Depending on your use, you only have to charge the Stryd every 2-3 weeks. In the Stryd app you can see how full your food pod is.
The Stryd is easy to connect with various brands of sports watches† For example, Coros and Garmin De Stryd has completely embraced. The Wahoo Rival also recognizes the Stryd, but will improve the compatibility between Wahoo and Styd in his future updates.
The coupling with a Polar watch is not entirely optimal because Polar has its own Polar Running Power. You can bypass this by reading your Stryd directly with the Stryd app.
Stryd itself has very good video tutorials for creating training schedules. These can be found on their Youtube Channel