Today was a normal day with a recovery run, nothing fancy. The GPS track looks very nice, smooth and accurate. I used the Stryd, still don’t know how much calibration (if any) Polar applies on the Stryd – but I haven’t seen something strange in the pace/distance. I’ll do some tests on a measured track next week to confirm the accuracy of Stryd, also ask Polar some questions regarding their calibration.
Funny facts, or worthy of being mentioned…
The orthostatic test notification looks weird to me, I mean I get a notification in the previous evening to let me know that tomorrow I have to do the test – and that’s fine. But what’s not that funny is the fact that in the early morning I get another notification at 4AM (?!!) that I should do the test. Luckily, I have the DND active till 6AM and that notification doesn’t wake me up, but I see no reason to be notified at 4AM about the test … maybe a better way would be a notification 5 minutes after waking up, that would make sense.
Another interesting fact – related to orthostatic test – Polar needs to treat error/information message with more care…if you don’t have the H10 (or H7) connected to your watch (not even paired/defined), Vantage V complains about not moisturising your strap, instead of saying “Please connect a compatible HR sensor”.
Regarding the altitude, it seems there is a problem on the device – even though it measures the altitude (this morning it was pretty accurate) and you can see that in Polar Flow web, the information about ascending/descending is missing consistently (with every workout). Something is fishy there ..
Polar Vantage V (FW 3.1.7)
Polar H10 (FW 2.1.9) only for Orthostatic Test
Stryd (FW 1.1.9)
Brooks Ghost 10