At Find Your Feet we love bling and we love revolutions that shake up our industry. Enter STRYD!
STRYD is the new all new power meter for runners. Cyclists have been measuring the effectiveness of their training and performance for years with power measurements. But until recently, the technology has eluded us. Not any longer!
STRYD power meters allows a running to measure their power output during any given run. It is understood that power measurements in running can help a runner to track their running progress alongside heart rate measurements. As STRYD put it,
“Power gives an instant picture of the work input, heart rate shoes how your body reacted to that workload.”
As Trail Run Mag Aus/NZ states, "by using power as your pacing measure you would be able to pre-establish and monitor a consistent level of output".
The technology behind STRYD power meters is a heart rate monitor strap worn like any other heart rate chest strap. However, through this strap runs a highly technical algorithm that allow the STRYD power meter chest strap to determine your power output. This data then sinks to your Suunto GPS Watch or Garmin GPS Watch. Cool huh!?
While not a Suunto or Garmin product, Suunto & Garmin are working very closely with STRYD to ensure that all of their watches are compatible with power meters in all relevant sport modes and that includes running. Find Your Feet is excited to be one of the first distributers in Australia of STRYD power meters.
Read the STRYD Power Meter Review
Our friends at Trail Run Mag Aus/NZ have written a fantastic review on the STRYD Power Meter.
Whilst doing our research, we also came across another brilliant review of how Garmin and STRYD cooperate together. Total triathlon.com talks us through their experience setting up and utilising STRYD power meter technology with their Garmin watch.