@nigel-taylor-0 To follow up on this…
I have a reasonably nice workaround when want to get my Stryd power data into an activity, but don’t necessarily need to SEE the power numbers live whilst running (just to keep building the history etc).
Run with Suunto App…wear the Stryd, do an Offline Sync with the Stryd App.
Export the resultant FIT from Stryd.
Get your GPS/Heartrate etc data into GoldenCheetah (I auto sync from Suunto App to TrainingPeaks and then have GoldenCheetah sync from TraningPeaks when I open it).
In Golden Cheetah, select the activity, and then select “COMBINE” activity - combine the activity with the exported FIT from Stryd - use options “Merge Data to Add Another Data Series” and align using start time.
In GoldenCheetah you now have GPS/HeartRate AND Stryd data combined…but the activity will have buffers at start and end because your Stryd woke up and finished before and after what you’d consider your actual run…so…
In GoldenCheetah now select to SPLIT the activity - in the first column tick the start of the first lap, and in the second column tick the end of the final lap, and split, and you should be left with an activity that only contains the period you recorded with the Suunto App.
Export this FIT file - delete the entry from Stryd (and TrainingPeaks) and you can upload the new combined and split file onto those platforms and on to wherever you do your analysing.
If you want to SEE your power data on watch screen whilst running…(but perhaps have a hit on S7 battery life because of the Bluetooth connection to Stryd)…then…
Use SportyGo or GhostRacer (I prefer GhostRacer, I find the SportyGo UI just too whacky to understand).
TODAY - if you’re running, GhostRacer doesn’t export the power data inside the TCX files it exports, so you’d have to do a triple-jump fiddle about similar to the steps as listed in A above to offline sync, combine and trim to get a good activity…but…
TOMORROW - the developer of GhostRacer has told me he’ll put out an update so that power data is collected and exported for running activities (apparently it works already today for cycling activity).
So I’ll prob wait for that update and do a battery test of GhostRacer with Stryd at the weekend. I can still get my activity into the Suunto App ecosystem this way via RunGap…so I end up with complete data sources no matter if I use Suunto on watch or Ghost Racer, so all good.
Of course, I’d PREFER to use Suunto, the whole feel of that app is the best of all running interfaces for me, and thats before you throw in the navigation.
But - having resigned myself to having to forget power based running with the move to S7 (something I was prepared for - despite being a total data nerd, I’m a lot less serious/engaged with my running now than I was prior to March 2020), it now feels like I don’t have to forego it after all 🙂