Stryd Zones Enabled for All Connect IQ Watches

What is new?

Stryd Zones data field is now compatible with all Connect IQ 1.4+ compatible watches.

On Connect IQ 1.4 watches, Critical Power is "manually-set." This means that you can input your latest Critical Power into the the Stryd Zones data field and Stryd Zones will automatically figure out and display what power zone you are running in.

We recommend to use this new feature alongside our new auto-calculated Critical Power feature in the Stryd mobile app. This enables your power zones to dynamically update to align with your current fitness level.

(Note: If you own a Connect IQ 2+ watch, you can use the auto-syncing option of Stryd Zones. )

What is the advantage of using the Stryd Zones data field instead of the Stryd Power data field?

Stryd Zones lets you see your power zones and Critical Power on your watch while running. This is advantageous because you can train with confidence that you are running in the correct zone.

Here is the updated compatibility list:


"Manually-set" Connect IQ 1.4 compatible watches:

Forerunner family: Forerunner 230, Forerunner 235, Forerunner 630, Forerunner 920XT
Fenix family: Fenix 3, Fenix 3HR
D2 family: D2 Bravo, D2 Bravo Titanium, D2 Charlie
vívoactive family: vívoactive

"Auto-syncing" Connect IQ 2+ compatible watches:

Forerunner 245 family: Forerunner 245, Forerunner 245 Music
Forerunner 645 family: Forerunner 645, Forerunner 645 Music
fēnix 5 family: fēnix 5, quatix 5, fēnix 5 Plus, fēnix 5S, fēnix 5S Plus, fēnix 5X, tactix Charlie, fēnix 5X Plus, fēnix Chronos
D2 family: D2 Charlie, D2 Delta, D2 Delta PX, D2 Delta S
MARQ family: Athlete, Aviator, Captain, Driver, Expedition
vívoactive 3 family:  vívoactive 3, vívoactive 3 Music, vívoactive 3 Music LTE
Forerunner 735XT
Forerunner 935
Forerunner 945
Descent Mk1

Find instructions for the "auto-syncing" compatible watches here: https://blog.stryd.com/2019/07/15/introducing-stryd-zones/

How to install Stryd Zones

You can install the Stryd Zones data field using either the computer, Android, or iOS.

Android

  1. Open the Garmin Connect app on your phone
  2. From the home screen of the app, tap the menu button (3 lines in the top left corner)
  3. Scroll to 'Connect IQ Store' and select
  4. Search 'Stryd' in the search bar at the top of the page
  5. Select 'Stryd Zones' (Not Stryd IQ or PowerRace)
  6. Select 'Download'
  7. Sync the watch in Garmin Connect to complete the installation of Stryd Zones to the watch.

iOS

  1. Open up the Garmin Connect app on your phone
  2. From the home screen of the app, tap the menu button (3 dots in the bottom right hand corner)
  3. Scroll to 'Connect IQ Store' and select
  4. Search 'Stryd' in the search bar at the top of the page
  5. Select 'Stryd Zones' (Not Stryd IQ or PowerRace)
  6. Select 'Download'
  7. Sync Garmin Express once more to finish the install process

NOTE: This is only the first step. You must configure Stryd Zones with your Critcal Power and sync the watch with your phone for Stryd Zones to work.

Setting up Stryd Zones for "manually-set" compatible watches

  1. Input your Critical Power into data fields settings in Garmin Connect Mobile
  2. Sync your watch with Garmin Connect Mobile at least one time
  3. You can only use Stryd Zones or Stryd Power. You cannot use both data fields at the same time. If you enable Stryd Zones in your running mode,  you must remove Stryd Power from your active data fields.. If you enable Stryd Power, you must remove Stryd Zones from your active data fields.

Android:

  1. Open up Garmin Connect Mobile on your phone
  2. From the home screen of the app, tap the menu button (3 lines in the top left corner)
  3. Select ‘Garmin Devices’
  4. Select your watch
  5. Select ‘Activities & App Management’
  6. Select ‘Data Fields’
  7. Select ‘Stryd Zones’
  8. Select ‘Settings’
  9. Input your Critical Power into the ‘Critical Power’ field and tap Done
  10. Ensure that your watch is in range of your phone and then sync
  11. Now, Stryd Zones will sync with your phone to calculate your latest power zones

iOS :

  1. Open up Garmin Connect Mobile on your phone
  2. From the home screen of the app, tap the menu button (3 lines in the top left corner)
  3. Select ‘Garmin Devices’
  4. Select your watch
  5. Select ‘Activities, Apps & More’
  6. Select ‘Data Fields’
  7. Select ‘Stryd Zones’
  8. Select ‘Settings’
  9. Input your Critical Power into the ‘Critical Power’ field and tap Save
  10. Ensure that your watch is in range of your phone and then sync
  11. Now, Stryd Zones will sync with your phone to calculate your latest power zones

Continued Zone Syncing

After you setup the data field, you should wait for the auto-calculated Critical Power update notification on your phone. Then, you can modify the settings on your Garmin watch so you get your updated power zones on the watch.

FAQ & Troubleshooting


1. What does “Must input CP, via GCM on phone” mean?

You will receive this message if your Critical Power has not been input yet. Please go back into the GCM app and input your Critical Power value.

2. Do I have to run with my phone to use Stryd Zones?

No. You will only need your phone for the initial setup to input your username. After this is complete, your watch will auto sync with your phone to grab your latest power zones and Critical Power.

3. Does this data field replace Stryd Power? Can I still use Stryd Power with Stryd Zones?

You should only use one of these data fields at a time. If your watch is compatible with Stryd Zones, we recommend to use Stryd Zones instead of Stryd Power because this new data field replaces and adds new functionality.

4. Can I put this on a screen with multiple data fields or do I need to use this as a data field on a single screen?

You can use Stryd Zones in any data field configuration. It is not necessary to use it on a single screen.

5. Do I have to set a Critical Power to use this field?

Yes. You must have a Critical Power value in order for this data field to work.

Stryd Zones + auto-calculated Critical Power creates a frictionless running with power experience that makes Stryd an irreplaceable part of your running routine.

If you have a compatible watch, please install Stryd Zones and enable auto-calculated Critical Power. If you are not yet a Stryder, please click here if you would like to learn about and purchase the new Stryd.

Best,
The Stryd Team