Before you set up your COROS watch with Stryd, make sure you pair your Stryd pod to the Stryd mobile app.
You will also want to make sure that you have the correct weight and height settings on the Stryd pod.
Only the COROS Pace 2, Apex, Apex Pro, Apex 2, Apex 2 Pro, Vertix, and Vertix 2 are compatible.
Step 1: Pair Stryd as a Sensor to your COROS Watch
Please open up your COROS app and ensure that you have the latest firmware.
Grab your COROS watch.
Scroll through the menu on the watch and select System.
Select Add ANT+ for most COROS watches. Select Add Bluetooth for COROS Vertix 2 ONLY.
Move Stryd as your watch searches for it.
Stryd will be shown as a STRYD sensor and as a POWER sensor. You should select STRYD. You should not select the POWER sensor.
You have successfully paired Stryd! Please proceed to Step 2 to add a Power Screen to your COROS watch.
Step 2: Add Stryd Power to COROS data screens
You need to add running power to the data screen of your COROS watch to be able to see Stryd power while running and to make sure that your watch records all the Stryd data.
COROS can show real-time, (Running Power), average, lap average, 3s average, 10s average, and 30s average. You can have as many power data fields as you like, and you can combine power with any other metric provided by COROS.
You need to use the COROS app to change the data fields on your COROS watch.
Open up the app
Select the device page
Select Workout data
Select Run (repeat for trail run, etc. as applicable)
Select Change metrics
Add Running Power
Step 3: Link the COROS app to the Stryd app
Linking the COROS app to the Stryd app will automatically sync run data recorded with your COROS to your Stryd platform.
Sign in to stryd.com/powercenter/
Click on the cog on the bottom left-hand side of the screen
Under 'Import From' click the toggle next to COROS
You will be redirected to a COROS sign in page
Sign into with your COROS account and make sure that Running Power is toggled on in the Data Access screen of the COROS app.
You will be redirected back to PowerCenter
You have successfully connected. Your next activity with Stryd data in it will automatically import to PowerCenter!
Step 4: (Optional) Use Stryd for Pace and Distance
Once you pair Stryd as a sensor to your watch, your watch will automatically get pace from Stryd.
If you would like to get distance from Stryd, you need to configure the sensor pairing.
Go into System
Select Added List
Select Distance Setting
Select Use Stryd
Step 5: Import and Execute Structured Workouts with COROS
Compatible COROS watches can execute Power-Based workouts with Stryd. The Stryd team does not have an official Stryd Workout app for COROS as we do with Apple and Garmin watches.
Option 1: TrainingPeaks Power-Based Workouts for COROS
TrainingPeaks lists power-based training plans created by coaches here: Training Plan Store. You can also create your own structured power-based workouts in TrainingPeaks following these instructions.
In order to execute the workouts using a COROS watch, but do all of your analysis through Stryd PowerCenter, use the following configuration:
Connect your Stryd account to your COROS account to import your runs (details on this are available here: How to automatically sync activities from your COROS watch to PowerCenter)
Connect your TrainingPeaks account to your Stryd account to import your training plan (details on how are available here: How do I connect my training platform to Stryd’s ecosystem?)
Connect your TrainingPeaks account to your COROS account so you can execute your workouts (steps available here: TrainingPeaks+COROS)
Now you can execute a workout on the watch in real-time using Stryd power and then complete all of your workout analysis (comparing planned workout to actual completion) in the Stryd ecosystem!
Option 2: Using a Stryd Training Plan with COROS
We offer our own Stryd Training Plans which currently are available exclusively in the Stryd ecosystem. You can sign up for Stryd plans in the mobile app (for details on how: How do I add a Stryd training plan?).
Manually build the Stryd planned workouts using COROS's in-app workout builder and saved to a library in their app. For details on how to use the COROS workout builder, read COROS Structured Workouts.
The Stryd workout cards will already be visible in the Stryd ecosystem. Once you complete the workout, the run file will merge with the workout card. After this, you will be able to look at all your Stryd metrics and how well you followed the workout plan.
Build your own Power-Based workout in the COROS app
Converting a Stryd Workout into the COROS app can be done by following these instructions. Or if you have a workout in mind that is not available in the Stryd Workout Library, you can build it in the COROS app.
1. Open the COROS mobile app and click on the Device icon and then click on My Training
2. Click Add Workout
3. Click on Run
4. Now you can make a workout with a Warm-Up, Run, and Cool Down to match your Stryd Power-Based workout.
5. You will want to edit each of these fields to your specific time and Intensity as shown on the Stryd app.
6. Then you will need to specify your Intesity for Power
7. You will want to select Custom power ranges that correspond to your Stryd training Zone in the Stryd app.
8. Once you finish creating your entire Stryd Workout in the COROS app, you will need to click Save and then Add this workout to your COROS watch. You may need to wait for a minute for the workout to sync to your COROS watch.
Execute a Power-Based workout on the COROS Watch
1. Click on the dial of your COROS watch and scroll down to Training
2. Select the workout that you want to do
3. Wait for your watch to acquire GPS, Heart Rate, and Stryd connection
4. You see a screen like this during your workout.
You will be shown Running Power at the top with Blue, Green, and Red colors to help show you if you are below, on, or over the Power Targets, respectively. If you stay out of your target power for more than a few seconds, the watch will beep to notify you. The "Time Left" or time remaining will be displayed in the middle left, "Lap Distance" will be displayed in the middle right, and the number of reps and reps remaining in the segment will be displayed on the bottom. With 5 seconds remaining in the segment, the watch will beep 5 times for every second remaining.
5. After you finish each segment or interval, you will be displayed a summary screen of what you have next. The name of the segment will be on top, total time of the segment will be next, followed by the target power. On the bottom, the segment name will be repeated.
6. When the workout ends, the watch will automatically stop and you will be shown a summary screen.
Please note that the COROS watch features are not yet controlled by Stryd. So if there is an issue with any of these tips in this article, likely there is an issue with the COROS system or watch.