I am currently looking for a Garmin foot pod to better record my indoor and treadmill sessions but having zero luck sourcing. Came across this article about a new pod.
Looks interesting. Anybody know if/when this is going to be released?
Not exactly what you asked but I'm using a zwift one going into the milestone pod app which I'm fairly sure will sync with Garmin
Dont treadmills have a readout on them for stuff like this?
Yes, if you can trust them, but if you want your Garmin to record your sessions properly and calculate effort and load and training benefit you need a speed/cadence/distance measuring device that the watch can read. Most treadmills use Bluetooth if they send any data at all...
Not really what I am looking for. I like a foot pod as it should give more consistant data of speed/distance than the accelerometers in a watch attached to your wrist for obvious reasons. It is also easier for logging your runs than taking details of the treadmill, especially if doing intervals etc.
Anybody work for/with Garmin?
Ok fair enough.
I was under the impression both the footpod and the run dynamic thingy were about to be upgraded. Which may explain their lack of availability.
Im also pretty sure the Garmin Run HRM does all the functions of the footpod, so you will get accurate HR data and all your run dynamics as well.
In my experience the footpod is more accurate than the HRM-Run, because you can calibrate it manually by trial and error, and the accelerometer in the watch itself is the least accurate. None of them is perfect but my footpod is within about 1.5% at my normal treadmill paces - assuming the treadmill is reasonably constant, of course...
Thats interesting thanks, may look to expand my kit locker when the new one comes out
I have heard good things about the Stryd but having just seen the price I can't see it being viable. I have the Garmin footpod but it's only of benefit on the treadmill - the HR Strap (red sensor thingy) does the run dynamics thing somehow without the pod.
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