I have my LTHR tested twice a year. I find the algorithms from TP and Strava put the LTHR often too high. I don’t entirely trust these. The VO2max estimates from Suunto are low for me, so none of them are very accurate. I am not sure this matters much but would if you are training seriously for an event. Just my 2 cents worth.
I my opinion the other - probably not singular - features would be more important to me … nevertheless it currently is not enough to buy a new sensor
What else is new with the new Stryd?
World’s first wind capturing technology for runners
The entire pod structure (including the clip), has been redesigned to capture wind. The external shell, and internal components have been designed, specifically to capture and analyze in real-time the air and wind you are running through.
Next gen motion sensors
Next gen motion sensor delivers improved accuracy.
Newly added environmental sensors
Added temperature and humidity sensors will enable you to use the environment to your advantage.
Newly added magnetometer sensor
Added magnetometer to enable several new and exciting planned-for capabilities, including improved accuracy.
Greatly expanded storage
64x expanded storage in Stryd will enable longer data collections for your ultra running as well as much higher precision data collection.
New, high visibility charging & pairing indicator
Stryd’s new LED makes indications, like charging, completed charging, pairing, and wireless connections are clear and easy to see, even in sunlit conditions.
Friendly pod and clipping experience
Stryd’s clipping and unclipping action is super smooth and effortless while being just as secure as before. Switch Stryd between shoes is a breeze.
Increased antenna range
Stryd’s antenna range has been greatly increased so you can rely on each and every data point coming through, whether to your phone or sports watch.
This is my second belt in 3 years, I guess I should by a new one again
2 belts in 3 years is actually not that bad, I gave up on Suunto Smart Sensor when I had gone through 2 belts in a year, though those were old belts, I’ve never tried the new design.
And it’s not always the belt/sensor, some synthetic baselayers can hold & generate lot of statics that will also mess up HR readings. Smart Sensor may have been more sensitive to that kind of interference when compared to Suunto ANT belt or something like Polar H10, but from time to time all chest straps pick up some noise.
I’m currently close to ending 2nd year with my first H10 starp and it’s still fairly stable. Which I find quite impressive considering how many washing cycles and training + commuting hours it has survived by now. But errors are becoming somewhat more frequent, so it will be replaced soon.
BTW, runalyze.com provides some HRV analysis tools, including similar RR(IBI) vs time plot, and they also support history import from Suunto App. So if you want to check the quality of HR recordings from your previous activities, Runalyze can be quite handy.
@JonasJkp because the OP wanted to download bulk data from SA to import in Runalyze, I suggested to use Runalyze’s history import. If the goal is to just export data in bulk from SA, then it is better to contact support.
@ChubbyCrusher ok got it, no worries. LEts try to solve this. Can you check your profile? There the workout list has more info such as if it’s not synced to the backend , which is what I suspect, it will be shown.
I have a paid subscription to TP and have for many years, it is not expensive on a monthly basis. But I do compete. However, I think if you just want to improve fitness TP might be overkill, the built in training on the S5 can do that for you. Let’s say you don’t want to compete but want to set a PR. TP allows you to set up a plan or buy one and follow it. A great site for tracking and planning training for a goal but not the best site IMHO if you are looking to generally improve your fitness. I have been using TP for nearly two decades, I can certainly answer questions about it.