after a great oudoors summer, i’m now moving back to intdoor training. my gear:
zwifthub, assioma powerpedals, garmin 530 edge and garmin FR250 running devices. Xert running on ipad/android & IQ on the edge.
what is the best way to record your session? I’ve seen 2 big updates since last winter:
- xert IQ activities recorded on edge now also sync to garmin connect
- you can now export (non smart) trainings from xert to garmin edge native
last year I would use the edge+IQ to control the trainer & run the workout. I would use the xert remote player to look at extra metrics, and I would record the session on my FR250. This recording then feeds garmin connect, which synced to the xert website. Biiggest downfall of the method (aside the clumsy use of many devices) was that you’d only see the recording of what you did, but you loose the workout prescription (meaning you see what you did, you don’t see what you were expected to do)
if i recorded on my xert IQ app, then i would see the workout prescription (& name) in the recording, but it would not add to my overall garmin connect metrics (training status,…) making this method a no-go, this now seems removed (if recorded via device, not via app i think?)
recording garmin edge native (indoor setting) is a no go, because that doesn’t support power matching between the pedals & zwift hub.
i don’t think there is any benefit in running the workout via the app (ipad or android)? - the remote session player has more datapoints to show then the app, and app recordings don’t count for your garmin metrics
in short, I think the best way is still to run my sessions via the edge & IQ app. I could now record that session and not have it recorded on my FR 250 in paralell. this means that I still can’t have extra metrics like HRM and the assioma metrics (standing/sitting,…) as this is not recorded via the xert app. The FR250 didn’t support these, so i’s not a loss vs last winter, but it is a loss vs outside riding.
apologies for the lenghty post. the short version would be: so what’s new in xert vs last winter from an intdoor trainer perspective. I enjoyed the above combo last winter, it did pay off in summer, so i’m looking forward to my nextt season! cheers