Derived Power - any use when riding without power meter?

I can’t find any info about “Derived Power” field on the android app. I assume it roughly estimates power from speed, cadence and HR. Is there any info available on it, or is it an abandoned feature? All I can find is a comment from 2016 that it was experimental. Since my only power meter is on my Kickr, I’m wondering if this would be a good way to record outdoor rides so XSS and other relevant parameters are recorded in best way possible for benefit of XATA.

It’s still an experimental data field that we added early on that can work well with good HR data. We’re working on an improved method to obtain XSS from non-power activities that will incorporate some of the findings we have made from the derived power algorithm.

1 Like