When running indoors on a treadmill incline, it is necessary to tell Stryd the incline you are running on by recording your activity with Stryd's mobile app (Android or iOS) or our Apple Watch app. This will adjust the reported power appropriately and factor in the incline into the power value.
Note: If you are running at a 0% or 1% incline indoors, you can record your activity with the device you typically use such as your Garmin watch or other sportswatch. There is no need to record using our app or tell Stryd the incline.
Why is this?
On your first outdoor run with Stryd, you will find that Stryd automatically factors the incline you are running at on the hills into Stryd's power value.
On your first treadmill run with Stryd, you will find that your running power on a treadmill incline is the same as if you are running on 0% incline. Obviously, it will take more effort to run on an incline so it is evident that this value is wrong.
The reason for this is that Stryd factors in the external running environment to determine the incline that you are running on.
When running indoors, Stryd does not know you are climbing since the external running environment does not change. You are essentially climbing in place. Therefore, it is necessary to tell Stryd the incline you are running at to receive an incline-adjusted power value when running on the treadmill. This will adjust the reported power appropriately.
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