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Disable Garmin's Native Power Value Recording (Stryd Zones data field)
Disable Garmin's Native Power Value Recording (Stryd Zones data field)
Updated over a week ago

Some newer Garmin watches will try and give you an estimated wrist-based power. This estimated wrist-based power is Garmin's Native Power Value. Wrist-based power estimates are ok, but Stryd Power is much more accurate and responsive.

To properly collect Stryd metrics and view Stryd Power during your run, you will need to disable the Garmin wrist-based power estimate.

Here is how to disable Garmin's Native run power (wrist-based power) value recording so it is not recorded to the FIT file for the Stryd Zones data field.

  1. Press and hold the "UP" button on your Garmin watch to access Settings.

  2. Scroll down and select "Activities and Apps".

  3. Select "Run".
    Please note that you will need to deactivate Garmin's Native run power for any activity mode that you want to use Stryd Zones Data Fields with. Common modes to edit are Run, Treadmill, Track, Indoor Run, Trail, etc.

  4. Select "Run Settings".
    Or Treadmill Settings, Track Settings, Indoor run Settings, Trail Settings, etc.

  5. Scroll down and select Running Power.

  6. Turn this feature off.

If you already use Stryd, there is no extra benefit in using Garmin Native Run power. In fact, data will not be reported correctly in the fit file if you try and use both Garmin Power and Stryd Zones Data Fields at the same time.

Garmin Native Power is different than Stryd Power

In mid-2022, Garmin introduced its virtual running power native to all Garmin watches. As long as a Garmin user is using a Garmin heart rate chest strap or Running Dynamics pod, Garmin calculates a running power that is recorded in the activity file and visible in the post-run data.

This Garmin power is distinct and separate from Stryd's power. They are not comparable and are not relatable to one another. Stryd's power will also be visible if you have the Stryd Zones Data Fields or the Stryd Workout app installed on your Garmin watch.

If you only want to see the Stryd Power we suggest that you check your data on the Stryd Mobile app!

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