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  • Hi James, Strava does not provide custom power zones at this time. However this is an excellent feature suggestion so I'll post this article in our feature suggestion section so others can comment and vote. Thanks!
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  • Agreed, most cyclists don't use seven power zones.

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  • I would like to be able to set and adjust my power zones with the same GUI set-up feature that is used to set-up the heart rate training zones. What I've seen is that power zones are mapped to heart rate zones. In the current implementation the zones do not correlate, there are 5 heart rate zones and 7 power zones.

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  • Also it would be nice to have the zones synced to the App.
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  • I can see no reason why you can't set customised power zones - this feature needs to be added as soon as possible

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  • Hi Elle, 

     

    custom power zones for cycling would be good as Garmin system is broken, again.  Phil 

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  • Can I just reiterate that the custom zones on the desktop need to sync to the app too.
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  • i ride exclusively by power. Its annoying that I can't customize my zones

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  • I agree. It should be possible to customize power zones to match with your heart rate zones. I have power output zones that correspond with my heart rate zones. It is pointless to ride at say Z2 in terms of heart rate only to go to the Zone Distibution graph and see that Strava thinks your power output is deserving of Z4 even though you got nowhere near that Zone in terms of power output at any time during the ride.

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  • So how about it Strava?  Customisable power zones like you do with the heart rate zones. Most people only have 5 HR zones (E1, E2, E3, E4 and LT) and corresponding power outputs for each HR zone which have often been determined by a proper Lactate Threshold test. (as mine are)  So it is pointless having 7 Power zones allocated by Strava with outputs that don't correspond with the athletes HR zones. I want to be able to customise the number of power zones I have and enter the correct power parameters for each zone.

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  • OK, my power zones continue to change with time and I really hate it that people have been complaining for ages that they want customizable power zones. I train exclusively by power and your zones do not reflect what my coach has built for me. I resent that people have complained and complained and requested and you have done NOTHING. Look at this blog and how long people have been complaining. WTF! I am a premium member. Are you guys sitting on your thumbs?

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  • How about it Strave?
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  • I think that there has been enough interest expressed so that Strava could at least respond to the request. I think we have expressed that training with power is a widely practiced and the current power zone implementation doesn't really work for folks that train with power. What else is needed for a response to this request?

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  • I'm very surprised that this was overlooked.  Strava - talk to your cycling employees (Nick K, Alec A at least!), heart rate analysis is cute but once you get a power meter you learn that power is a much more accurate reflection of your performance.  speed means nothing (headwind, tailwind, road surface, drafting), heart rates are interesting but they're a lagging indicator.  power is what you're actually doing at that moment in time. 

    to that end you'd do yourself and the community a favor by stopping with the Strava Watts.  it's an idea but it just misleads people about power.  you don't actually even tell people how to set it up.  do I need to weigh my bike as well?  what about varying water bottle loads?  it's inelegant to say the least.  calories are the same but those are motivators for people to lose weight.  again, once you get a power meter you actually know for real how many calories you've burned. 

    I love you anyway.

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  • Can we please get an update on your progress on custom power zones. It's more than 6 months since it was suggested. It makes sense. Is there any intention to act on this????

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  • Yes. It should be possible to customize your power zones to match with your heart rate zones. I have power output zones that correspond with my heart rate zones, determined by a LT test. It is pointless for me to ride at say Z2 in terms of heart rate only to go to the Zone Distibution graph and see that Strava thinks my power output is deserving of Z4 even though I got nowhere near that Zone in terms of power output at any time during the ride.

    So how about it Strava?  Customisable power zones like you do with the heart rate zones. Most people only have 5 HR zones (E1, E2, E3, E4 and LT) and corresponding power outputs for each HR zone which have often been determined by a proper Lactate Threshold test. (as mine are)  So it is pointless having 7 Power zones allocated by Strava with outputs that don't correspond with the athletes HR zones. I want to be able to customise the number of power zones I have and be able to enter the correct power parameters for each of my HR zones.

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  • Why don't Strava even respond to our queries?  They don't even acknowledge that they are even reading our queries. I'm paying good money as a 'Premium' member but getting a sh-t service in exchange for my money.

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  • Like many others I am frustrated that Strava has completely abandoned this thread even though over a year ago they acknowledged it was a good suggestion. Here's a small workaround.... If you are primarily targetting one zone... (I'm targetting mostly the "endurance zone"... you can set your FTP at a level that will make a large part of that zone correspond to where you want to be... not a true solution but gives a rough idea.

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  • I'm so sorry this fell off my radar! We just had a chat about this topic for feature development. 

    We absolutely want to include this feature suggestion in the future as we will begin to focus on improving the training tools on Strava. First on the list, however, is improving how we handle historical performance benchmark values (FTP, Weight, HR Zones, etc.)

    I don't have a more concrete timeline, but wanted you all to know we are discussing this internally. 

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  • Thanks for responding Elle. Here's the thing. For me, and I'm sure for other, custom power zones would be the most important change you could make. I'm not sure what you mean exactly by historical benchmark values... but those aren't as important to me as what I'm doing now. Plus, I have to say, custom power zones seems relatively simple. You do it for heart rate zones, whereas tracking historical levels is obviously a very complex problem. I'd move the custom power zones up your priority list.

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  • I'll pass the feedback along David! 

    And for reference, historical performance values would simply mean ways to track/chart the changes in your functional threshold power, your weight, your heart rate over time, etc. 

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  • I wish to add my voice to this request to give us the ability to customize our power zones. Most of us who want to do that have power meters, know our FTP and desire to make micro adjustments to our zones as the season and our strength develops. I'm sure it can't be that difficult to make these adjustments and give your Premium members the kind of services they desire for their training. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrzvzmtU50A&feature=em-uploademail

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  • Hi, I've just signed up to Premium, and my power zones are all over the place. Is there any update on the premium feature for editing and having custom power zones. My FTP should be the top of my Z4, but currently it's in the middle. Makes a little bit of confusing reading when doing analysis!

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  • Yes, please.  With a power meter, LT tests, etc., having customizable zones is far more useful than some rough calculation based on FTP.  Please add customizable power zones as you've done with heart rate.  Thanks in advance.

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  • has this changed - do they provide it now?

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  • +1. This is extremely important for training. I have a coach, he sets my power zones. I'm not interested in seeing what Strava's algorithm has decided my zones are. I really can't understand why this hasn't happened yet.

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  • Just joined as a premium member with 1 month trial.  First thing I tried to do was set my own custom power zones.  FAIL!  Next thing I do is check the feature requests.  This thread is almost 3 years old.  FAIL!

    You have 29 days to deliver before I cancel my membership, but I'm pretty sure I know what the outcome is going to be.

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  • I suggest some of you read Coggan and Allen's Training and Racing with a Power Meter. It will explain the definition (and physiological reasoning) for the SEVEN zones used for cycling power analysis (plus a how to use these zones to train for specific outcomes). Zones 1 to 5 can be correlated with HR zones. Zones 6 and 7 cannot, because they're measured on a timescale shorter than the delay in HR response. That it, by using HR only you won't see these zones in sufficient detail to identify them discreetly. Specifically for Zone 7, this isn't used so much for real-time monitoring during training. Zone 7 is all-out max power/sprinting. It's useful to be able to analyse this data after a session, but you don't monitor your wattage on the fly during such a short interval, as can you with lesser zones. It's not a "dosed" effort. It's a full throttle, all-I-can-muster effort.

    With that in mind, Strava has implemented the power zones (defined as a proportion of FTP) as outlined by Coggan and Allen, and as implemented by the majority of cycling coaches and sports scientists (as well as in other cycling fitness management software such as Training Peaks, Golden Cheetah and Garmin Connect). To make them work for you, you need an ACCURATE, estimate of your FTP. Obtaining this WILL HURT. Further, it's not a one off measurement. You need to to measure it as your fitness changes, perhaps every 4 to 8 weeks. Strava does allow you to update your FTP, and the zones will shift accordingly. What Strava does not yet allow is assigning historical FTP values. It simply uses the current FTP value you've assigned in your profile when you upload the ride data file. So, if you don't have the right value in your profile at the time of uploading, your stuck with the zones (and associated metrics - IF, TSS etc. out of whack). So, test regularly and keep your profile up to date if you want to use Strava to analyse, track and manage cycling fitness and form.

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  • Hey Doug, I've read Coggan and Allen, and I still want custom power zones.

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  • Custom power zones FTW and introduce 7 HR zones as well, please.

    http://www.flammerouge.je/faqs/faqs_stravazones.htm

    I actually cannot believe, that this thread is FOUR YEARS old!
    JEEZ! Do something @Strava.

     

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