Stryd Calibration Clarification
Can someone clarify the 9’s behavior if I turn auto-calibration on? Is the process continuous, or does it only last for 15-20 minutes initially?
If the process is continuous, can I “lock” the calibration by turning auto calibrate off?
@fazel never ON. Always off. That’s how I use it.
@bulkan this was my strategy too. But I’ve got a couple months of data now showing the Stryd to be consistently short. The calibration factor (Apple Watch) is 1.015. So, I’d like to try auto on the 9.
I have the same issues with stryd.
What you could do is find a good place with good gps reception (so that the device has excellent signal ) and turn autocalibration on and run like 1-4km.
Then turn autocalibration off.
It will keep that setting.
To reset this value/setting just re-pair the pod and turn off autocalibration
@dimitrios-kanellopoulos perfect. Thank you!
@dimitrios-kanellopoulos Okay - I tried this and maybe I didn’t have good gps, but the next day’s track was way worse.
Calibrated on a mostly straight track but trees and buildings were along the side so maybe that was the issue. The run was 2 hours and measured 22.81 KM. GNSS distance was 23.12 KM - so really not much different from the 1.015 average I’ve seen over a couple of months (on average using Strava corrected distances).
The next day’s run was 1 hour long on mostly the same trail but with some curves as I ran to it instead of driving. Auto calibrate was off. Stryd distance was 11.09 KM and GNSS distance was 11.61 - so a bigger difference (nearly 5% short).
So - I unpaired the Stryd and re-paired as a PowerPod - but I guess that doesn’t work because the watch didn’t record power on yesterdays run. I guess it’s only the Ambit’s that allow you to just pull power from the Stryd but use GPS for distance and pace?
@fazel you never pair the stryd as a power pod
@fazel I would calibrate it in a more short distance. Like max 1Km
@dimitrios-kanellopoulos Okay - will try in a completely open area. Watch’s GPS is so good right now I really don’t need the Stryd for outdoors other than I’ve been using power for stress metrics and would like to be consistent.
@dimitrios-kanellopoulos can you confirm a couple of particulars regarding the 9’s behavior when paired with the Stryd?
- speed/pace and cadence as well as power from the Stryd
- distance is from GPS
- speed/pace, cadence, distance and power all from the Stryd
- only track from GPS
Also - can you explain how the auto-calibration algorithm behaves is auto-calibrate is left on continuously?
- How often does it update?
- Is old data thrown away? Only the most recent 15 min or so considered?
- Or is it more complicated that that?
speed/pace/distance from fusion of gps and stryd. cadence as well as power from the Stryd
Each time you run with autocalibration it updates a value called coefficiency.
So for example if you run 1km gps based and stryd says 800m it will make the coefficiency factor higher.
Then it always uses this factor to fuse the values mentioned above when running using the stryd.
That factor is kept and used even if you turn autocalibration off.
With autocalibration off it’s just not automatically updated.
@dimitrios-kanellopoulos Thank you.
@fazel to wipe out that factor you can repair the pod. Then it’s last value is reset.
@dimitrios-kanellopoulos this much I know from trial and error! I feel like (for me) it might be better to leave auto-calibration on, but turn it off if I’m doing something like a trail run.
@fazel did you get any improvement in distance measurement accuracy with the calibration on for your stryd? Mine gives me a 400 meters difference (short) vs the Suunto 7 GPS for a 10K run, looking for options to have Stryd measuring as accurately as possible as it’s not a cheap device
@herlas could this 4% error be mostly from GPS side? If you compare two measurements by subtracting, you’d have to add the absolute errors. So in case the both would have equal errors, you’d get 2% error for stryd, seems reasonable, ain’t it?
I set the calibration factor on the Apple Watch based on around 15 outdoor runs using an average of the difference in distance reported by Stryd vs the Strava corrected distance. This calibration factor was 1.017. I have since run with the Stryd and Apple Watch, and the Suunto with the Stryd paired as both a food pod with “auto-calibrate” turned on, and with it paired as a power pod.
Several days ago I unpaired the Stryd from the Suunto completely then re-paired as a foot pod and ran on the treadmill. What I found strange was the pace and distance reported by the Suunto/Stryd combination was directly in-line with what has been reported with the Apple/Stryd combination after setting the calibration factor. I have run with Stryd for several years on and off, and since I have five kids a load of that running has been on the treadmill in our basement. And since I am obsessive by nature, I am very aware of how far off the Stryd typically is uncalibrated when I run at my easy pace compared to what the treadmill is reporting.
I posted a question on the Stryd Facebook group asking them if the calibration factor was actually stored on the food pod, not the Apple Watch. They did not approve my question! They requested I email support instead. Support just replied saying the calibration factor is stored on the Apple Watch and I should make sure my Suunto watch isn’t doing something funky. But…I am not sure I believe them. I plan to run again tonight on the treadmill and see.
@dimitrios-kanellopoulos Hello Dimitrios,
should this process work with STRYD v1 (HR strap version) connected as a footpod?
I tried yesterday but on the first run without auto-calibration I got speed approx 130 km/h and 25Km in about 8 minutes:
Second run with auto-calibration on did not improve:
Did I do something wrong or this hold version of STRYD is just not compatible if connected as a footpod?
Any help is appreciated,