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Set Up Stryd

Learn about how to activate your Stryd and how to manage your account.

Run With Stryd

Get running measurements from Stryd using your favorite devices.

Learn From Stryd

Review your performance and learn how to train and improve with power.

  1. Plug-in the charger using the provided USB cable
  2. Put your device in the center most of the concentric rings on the charger
  3. The yellow LED will remain lit while charging
  4. When the LED is off, either your device is activated and fully charged, or it may have slightly shifted on the charging pad (please reset Stryd on the pad to continue charging)

Stryd will not allow you to recharge it again until it has been depleted below approximately 85%

If you have an existing account with Stryd
skip to 'Configure Stryd'

  1. Download the Stryd Mobile App from the App Store (iOS) or Play Store (Android)
  2. Create an account with Stryd using the Stryd Mobile App
  3. Create a username/password
  4. Enter your personal preferences for your account

iOS

Android

  1. Open the Stryd Mobile App
  2. Choose the Options Icon
  3. Choose Settings
  4. Choose Profile
  5. Choose your preferred unit of measure
  6. Enter Height and Weight
  7. Choose Update

iOS

Android

  1. Open the Stryd Mobile App
  2. Choose 'Settings'
  3. Choose 'Hardware' if you are on Android
  4. Choose 'Software Update'
  5. If the app tells you that there is a new firmware available, Choose 'Update'

If you are using an iOS device, after a firmware upgrade, you need to
1. Completely force the Stryd app to quit.
2. Turn off and then turn on Bluetooth.
Please refer to FAQ for more detailed instructions.

iOS

Android

  1. Center Stryd on your laces of either shoe with the narrow end pointing forward
  2. Slide the clip under 2-3 rows of shoe laces
  3. Align the notch on Stryd and the tooth on the clip
  4. Push the front of Stryd and the clip together until they click. You're ready to run
  5. Remove Stryd by pressing the front end of the clip and pulling the device upwards. It is fine to leave Stryd attached between runs

Compatible Devices

  1. Forerunner 230/235
  2. Forerunner 630
  3. Forerunner 920XT
  4. Forerunner 735XT
  1. Fenix 3
  2. Fenix 3 HR
  3. Fenix 3 Chronos
  4. Fenix 5, 5S, 5X
  1. Vivoactive
  2. Vivoactive HR

How to install

  1. Download the Stryd Power field from the Garmin app store Garmin Express says my device needs an update! How do I install the Stryd IQ App?
  2. Sync your watch with Garmin Express
  3. Start a 'Run' activity
  4. Press open the menu on your watch
  5. Select 'Activity Settings'
  6. Select 'Data Screens' >> 'Screen 1' >> 'Field 1' >> 'Connect IQ' >> 'Stryd Power'

How to use

  1. Start a 'Run' activity
  2. The power field will show 'Searching...'
  3. Move Stryd to activate it
  4. When the watch finds Stryd, the power field will show '0'
  5. Press 'Start' to start recording

How to install

  1. Download Stryd IQ from the Garmin app store
  2. Sync your watch with Garmin Express

How to use

  1. Select the Stryd IQ app
  2. Press 'Run' to start the app
  3. If Stryd is not paired before, generate motions to activate Stryd, when the watch finds Stryd, the screen will turn green

Please watch the Youtube video for more detailed step-by-step instructions:

How to pair

  1. Change the sports mode to 'Bike 1'
  2. Select 'Settings' >> 'Bike Settings' >> 'Bike 1' >> 'Ant+ Power'
  3. Select 'Restart Scan'
  4. Once Stryd is paired, the watch will show the message 'Power meter detected'

How to use

  1. Simply start a bike activity. After you start running, Stryd power will display on the watch

How to pair

  1. Long press the 'NEXT' button to enter the 'Option' screen
  2. Select 'PAIR' >> 'POWER POD'
  3. Generate motions to activate Stryd
  4. Wait until it's paired

How to use

  1. Select 'Exercice' and press 'NEXT'
  2. Select 'Running' and press 'NEXT'
  3. After you start running, Stryd power will display on the watch

Note that you may need to use Movescount to edit sport profiles in order for the watch to show power on the screen. Please refer to this link for the detailed instructions.

How to configure/pair

  1. Log Into your account at movescount.com
  2. Plug your watch into the computer and be sure Suunto Link is up to date
  3. Select your profile icon and choose "watches"
  4. Select your Suunto Spartan
  5. Select 'Sport Modes' >> 'Running' >> 'Create new Running Sport Mode'
  6. Select a Data Field to insert power (Power 3 sec)
  7. Select "Show Sport Mode settings"
  8. Scroll Down to Pods to Search > check the box next to Power Pod and uncheck all others
  9. Save the settings and and sync your watch
  10. Long press the 'UP' button on your watch
  11. Select 'Settings' >> 'Connectivity' >> 'Pair sensor' >> 'Pair power POD'
  12. Press 'Activate sensor'
  13. Generate motions to activate Stryd
  14. Wait until the screen shows 'Sensor paired'

How to use

  1. Select 'Exercise' >> 'New Sport Mode' >> 'Start'
  2. Be sure to run with Stryd and your Suunto Spartan for several minutes. The first time connecting with Suunto watches, they require a "non-zero" number to be sent from the device before finalizing the connection. It may take up to one minute of running before the watch will begin to stream the data. Each time afterwards the data should appear immediately.

How to pair

  1. Select 'Settings' >> 'General settings' >> 'Pair and sync' >> 'Pair other device'
  2. Generate some motions to activate Stryd
  3. Select Stryd on the screen, press 'START' to pair

You can accept the default 'Crank Length' option as this option is unnecessary.

How to use

  1. Press 'Start'
  2. Select 'Cycling' mode
  3. Scroll the data screen until you see the power field
  4. After you start running, Stryd power will display on the watch

Note that you may need to use Polar Flow to edit sport profiles in order for the watch to show power on the screen. Please refer to this link for the detailed instructions.

  1. Open the Stryd iOS app
  2. Pair your Stryd — by selecting it from the list. (If already paired, skip to step 3)
  3. Touch 'Start Training'
  4. Wait until the app connects to your Stryd
  5. Tap the 'Start' button when you are ready to run
Run session features:
  • Pause or finish the current activity using control buttons on the screen
  • Prevent accidental screen touches by activating the 'lock' icon in the top right corner of the screen
  • Toggle indoor/outdoor modes by touching on the 'runner' icon in the top right corner of the screen
  • Your run summary will be shown to you once you have ended the run by touching the stop icon at the bottom of the screen and selecting 'Finish'. You run will be uploaded to Stryd PowerCenter for further review

If the app does not find Stryd, check your iOS system settings under bluetooth. If Stryd is there, tap the 'i' icon to forget this device, then try again.

  1. Open the Stryd iOS app
  2. Pair your Stryd — by selecting it from the list. (If already paired, skip to step 3)
  3. Touch 'Start Training'
  4. Wait until the app connects to your Stryd
  5. Tap the 'Start' button when you are ready to run
Run session features:
  • Pause or finish the current activity using control buttons on the screen
  • Prevent accidental screen touches by activating the 'lock' icon in the top right corner of the screen
  • Toggle indoor/outdoor modes by touching on the 'runner' icon in the top right corner of the screen
  • Your run summary will be shown to you once you have ended the run by touching the stop icon at the bottom of the screen and selecting 'Finish'. You run will be uploaded to Stryd PowerCenter for further review

If the app does not find Stryd, check your iOS system settings under bluetooth. If Stryd is there, tap the 'i' icon to forget this device, then try again.

  1. Run! You can leave your watch and phone behind
  2. After your run, open the Stryd mobile app (iOS or Android)
  3. Pair your Stryd — by selecting it from the list. (If already paired, skip to step 4)
  4. Touch the 'refresh' button in the top left of the screen to begin the data sync
  5. Wait until Stryd is done syncin your run data
  6. Go to stryd.com/powercenter to view your data
  1. Open stryd.com/powercenter
  2. Sign in using your account
  3. Click on 'Connect' tab
  4. If you use Suunto or Garmin watch, connect to corresponding platform in order to import watch data
  5. Connect to any 3rd party platform in order to export your data
  1. Open stryd.com/powercenter, sign in
  2. Click on 'Settings' tab, then select the 'Training' option
  3. Scroll down to 'CRITICAL POWER TEST' section
  4. Select the way you chose to do your critical power test, then fill in the result
  5. Click on 'CALCULATE' button
  6. Scroll up to see critical power as well as the power zone
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FAQ

Stryd provides following metrics:
  1. Power
  2. Form Power
  3. Elevation
  4. Cadence
  5. Ground contact time
  6. Vertical oscillation
  7. Leg Stiffness
  8. Pace
  9. Distance
Stryd will do a great job helping you keep your effort even on uneven terrain. However, the Stryd power number reflects metabolic cost, not injury risk. When running downhill, don't go faster than feels safe. Even when you're at the ideal overall training intensity, downhill running can put high concentrated stress on your knees and ankles.
Yes. Using Stryd indoors is a great way to capture running power as well as pace and distance. Stryd does not rely on GPS, and can be used in any environment to measure distance, pace, power and all of our other metrics.
There are 4 ways to get the full range of running information (GPS + Stryd metrics):
  1. Garmin IQ data field
  2. Garmin IQ app
  3. Stryd Android app
  4. Stryd iOS app
If you use any of these apps to record data, you will get all the information recorded, no other data synchronization is needed.

The difference between the Stryd IQ data field and the Stryd IQ app is that, the data field is added into normal run mode, so you can keep your normal usage mode (e.g. multisport mode) while still getting power in real time on your IQ watch. The IQ app is an individual app which can be used to replace run mode on your IQ watch. It will present all information from Stryd in real time, and provide some Stryd specific features like power zone visualization.

If you are a triathlete, the IQ data field might be good starting point. Otherwise we recommend the IQ app for all runners to try.

Some Stryders don't have IQ-compatible watches, e.g., Garmin 910XT users, Suunto watch users and Polar V800 users. For these Stryders, their watch will only record power values into the data file. For these Stryders, Stryd offline data sync is recommended to get all other metrics provided by Stryd.

Some Stryders like to run without a watch or a phone. For these Stryders, Stryd offline data sync is the only way to get all the metrics from Stryd.
Stryd’s rechargeable battery has a running life of about 20 hours. For most people, Stryd should only need to be charged once every month or so. Stryd’s LED light will start blinking (twice rapidly every few seconds) when the battery’s charge is running low. During this time, Stryd won’t be usable to capture running data, although it will be connectable via Bluetooth.

To check the battery level of your Stryd, please open the Stryd Mobile App, click the "options" icon and choose "Check Battery." A dialog will appear telling you how much energy is left in your Stryd's battery.
To check the battery level of your Stryd, please open the Stryd mobile app, click on the 'Start Training' button, wait for 5-10 seconds, and you will see a battery icon show up on the top right of the screen within the app. This icon will tell you how much battery is left on Stryd.
Stryd uses Bluetooth to talk to your phone, and also certain watches (e.g., Suunto or Polar). Bluetooth restricts Stryd to communicate with only one master device, phone or watch, at a time. If already connected, Stryd cannot be found by other Bluetooth devices. There are two scenarios most commonly causing Stryd not to be seen by the Stryd app:
  1. Your Stryd has been paired in the system Bluetooth settings. Whenever this happens, the iOS system connects to Stryd automatically when it is in range, preventing the mobile app from seeing it. To solve, please unpair Stryd from the iOS System Settings and try to find Stryd from the mobile app again.
  2. Your Stryd has been connected to other devices, such as your Bluetooth watch, tablet, or alternate phone. To solve, disconnect Stryd from the alternative Bluetooth device. To be sure of the disconnection, power down all nearby Bluetooth devices.
If you are using an iOS device, after a firmware upgrade, you need to
  1. Completely force the Stryd app to quit. To do that, double-click on the home button to access the multitasking tray and then swipe up on the app that you want to close.
  2. Turn off and then turn on Bluetooth. To do that, bring up the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of your iPhone screen, then find the bluetooth icon and click on it twice.
Once you are done with the 2 steps above, you are ready to use your newly upgraded Stryd with the Stryd app!
Stryd is designed to only measure power when running. We will soon add the capability to measure power, pace and distance while walking. Every sport has its own unique dynamics — we’re just focusing on running and walking for right now.
The original Stryd Pioneer is mounted on the chest and measures and records heart rate, cadence, ground contact time, vertical oscillation and, of course, power. It does this by tracking the runner’s center of mass through three dimensional space, and then calculates the force that is required to move that mass over time. From this, Stryd reports running power.

The new Stryd is worn on the shoe and measures distance, pace, cadence, ground contact time, power and two new efficiency metrics. The first is Form Power (FP). Form Power is a measurement of the amount of power that Is produced to maintain the runner’s individual form, but is not put towards the metabolic cost of running forward. The second is Leg Spring Stiffness (LSS). Leg Spring Stiffness is a measure of running efficiency and how well the runner recycles the energy that they apply to running. LSS has been shown to be correlated with running performance.

Both Stryd devices have been validated with 3D motion capture cameras, force-plate treadmills and VO2-Max testing.

Garmin Says Watch Needs Update

  1. Open Garmin Express
  2. Select your device
  3. Click on 'Connect' tab
  4. Select 'Tools & Content'
  5. Remove the device
  6. Add the device to Garmin Express again
  7. Follow the instructions to install the Stryd app
  8. If you followed these steps and you still see an issue, please send us an email at support@stryd.com and we will make it work.

Where Should I View My Garmin Data?

You can view your data on the Stryd PowerCenter. The Stryd PowerCenter lets you analyze your data second-by-second and see your overall trends.

We offer automatic syncing. Visit the PowerCenter and click 'Connect'. You will see a syncing option for Garmin that you can connect to. All of your workouts will automatically end up on the PowerCenter after you run!

The pace on my Garmin goes as fast as 2 mins per mile and then back to normal.

Use the Stryd Mobile app and update your firmware to the latest version. This fixes a compatibility issue with the cadence value and the watch that will cause the pace to spike.

I have a new battery but my Stryd Pioneer will not turn on.

We will fix this! Please follow these steps:

  • 1. Grab your Pioneer and a coin (a larger coin like a quarter works best).
  • 2. Unscrew the battery cap on the back side of the Pioneer.
  • 3. Remove the battery from the cap.
  • 4. Look inside the Pioneer. You will see four 'gold leaves' on the back side. Use your coin to gently pry these leaves up, so they are not touching the back side of the device.
  • 5. Grab the battery and place it in the device upside down. So, the side with the lettering will face down into the device. Gently move the battery around.
  • 6. Let the battery fall out of the device.
  • 7. Place the battery in the cap the correct way. Screw the cap back in.
  • 8. Touch the pins on the back side of the Stryd Pioneer. The lights will start blinking as usual. You are ready to run.