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Stryd Zones Data Fields and Garmin Watch Setup with Stryd and Stryd Duo

How do I setup my Garmin watch with Stryd? How do I connect my Garmin to Stryd?

Updated over a week ago

If you are seeing this article while setting up Stryd for the first time via the mobile app, after creating a new account, skip to Step 1.

Before setting up your Garmin watch with Stryd, be sure to pair your Stryd pod to the Stryd mobile app in the app Settings.


Step 0: Connecting Garmin Account with Stryd and Installing Stryd Zones Datafield.

NOTE: If you are seeing this article while setting up Stryd for the first time via the mobile app, after creating a new account, skip to Step 1.

  1. In the Stryd app, click Settings.

  2. Select ‘Connected Accounts’.

  3. Select ‘Garmin Connect’.

  4. Allow both ‘Import’ AND ‘Export’.

  5. Select the ‘Back’ button to view the Stryd Settings.

  6. Select your ‘Stryd’ or ‘Stryd Duo’ from the Paired Devices list.

  7. Write down your ANT-ID, for the next step. This will ensure that your Stryd connects only to your watch in the future.

  8. Open Garmin Connect app on your phone.

  9. From the home screen of the app, select the ‘more’ button (3 horizontal dots).

  10. Scroll down and select ‘Connect IQ Store’.

  11. Search for ‘Stryd Zones’ in the search bar, and install it.

Don't see your ANT-ID in the Stryd app? This is ok, you can find the ANT-ID of your Stryd pod using your Garmin watch. Follow this LINK and write down your ANT-ID.


Step 1: Configuring Stryd Zones Datafield in Connect IQ

In previous steps, you installed the Stryd Zones Datafield. Now we are going to ensure the datafield is properly configured. Open the Garmin Connect IQ app and navigate to the Stryd Zones Data Fields. These are the required steps.

  1. Once ‘Stryd Zones | Data Field’ has been installed, select Settings while still viewing the data field in Connect IQ.

  2. Enter the “Stryd ANT ID” into the ANT-ID field.

  3. Enter the (STRYD USERNAME) used to create your account in the username field.

Optional: come back to the data field Settings at any time to customize your screen.

If you are unable to install the Stryd Zones Data Fields on your Mobile device then you may need to install the Data Fields using Garmin Express.


Step 2: Connecting the Stryd Sensors

The Stryd pod('s) has multiple sensors available but only a few of them are Garmin compatible. We’ll start by connecting the necessary sensors.

  1. On your Garmin watch, press and hold the left middle button (labeled UP) to access the watch Settings.

  2. Scroll down to Settings and select the 'Sensors and Accessories' menu

  3. Select ‘Add New’ and select ‘Search all sensors’. NOTE: Move your Stryd Pod around as your watch searches.

For Single Pod Stryd Users

  • Add (FP-ANTID) at this time only.

    NOTE: If you can’t find the sensor, move the pod around and then select ‘search all’ again until you find it.

For Stryd Duo Users

  • Add each of the following 2 sensors: (FP-ANTID) and (RD Pod-ANTID).

NOTE: If you can’t find both sensors, move the pods around and select ‘search all’ again until you find those 2 sensors.

For All Stryd Users

Select the back to the ‘Sensors’ menu, and toggle the ‘Auto Discover’ to OFF.

If your watch has the ‘Auto Discover’ functionality, skip to step 3.

If your watch does not have the ‘Auto Discover’ functionality complete the steps in the grey box below.

Disabling Redundant Connections for watches without 'Auto Discover'

Some Garmin’s do not have the ability to turn ‘Auto Discover’ off. This means that the Garmin will try and connect to every Stryd sensor. These unusable Stryd sensors should be disabled manually.

  1. From the ‘Sensors and Accessories’ menu select ‘Add New’ and select ‘Search all sensors’. NOTE: Move your Stryd Pod around as your watch searches.

  2. Add (PWR-ANTID) and (FP-Stryd or FP-StrydX - whichever is available)

  3. Select back to return to the ‘Sensors’ menu.

For Single Pod Stryd Users

  1. Select these 2 sensors and toggle ‘Status/Connecting’ to OFF. (PWR-ANTID) and (FP-Stryd or FP-StrydX - whichever is available)

NOTE: Make sure to leave FP-ANTID connected.

For Stryd Duo Users

1. Select these 2 sensors and toggle ‘Status/Connecting’ to OFF. (PWR-ANTID), (FP-StrydX).

NOTE: Make sure to leave FP-ANTID and RD-ANTID connected.


Step 3: Setting up Stryd’s data field on your watch

  1. Press and hold the left middle button (labeled UP) to return to the clock face.

  2. Press and hold the left middle button (labeled UP) to access the watch Settings.

  3. Scroll down to Settings and select ‘Activities & Apps’.

  4. Select the run mode you use most (Run mode, Treadmill mode, Trail mode, Track mode, etc.)

  5. Select ‘Run Settings’ and scroll down and select ‘Laps’ and toggle auto-lap to OFF.

  6. Select ‘Run Settings’ and scroll down and select ‘Running Power’ (This feature is only available on the Forerunner 255, Forerunner 955, fēnix 7, epix (Gen 2), and Enduro 2).

  7. Toggle Running Power status to OFF.

  8. Once Running Power is off, go back one screen to ‘Run Settings’ by selecting the bottom right button.

  9. Select ‘Data Screens’.

  10. Scroll down to the bottom and select ‘Add New’.

  11. Select ‘Custom Data’, and then select ‘Field 1’.

  12. Select ‘ConnectIQ Fields’ and then select ‘Stryd Zones’

  13. Move ‘Stryd Zones’ to the top position and confirm.

  14. Press and hold the left middle button (labeled UP) to access the watch Settings.

  15. Scroll down to Settings and select ‘System Settings’

  16. Select ‘Data Recording’ and toggle ‘Frequency’ to ‘Every Second’.

  17. Press and hold the left middle button (labeled UP) to return to the clock face.

  18. Repeat for all other activity profiles you use((Run mode, Treadmill mode, Trail mode, Track mode, etc.), starting from Step 4.4.


Performing your first run:

You’re all set! If you have a workout-compatible watch, you can perform a guided workout by scheduling a run from the workout library (available with the Stryd Membership) or signing up for a training plan for a guided experience.

Please note: Stryd does not show power on the native Garmin Workout screen. Only on the installed data field. You can ignore the native workout screen when using Stryd for power workouts.

If you choose not to do a guided run, you’ll still see Stryd power on your watch in the field where you enabled it in the above steps.

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