Virtual Speed/Distance.

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    Cody Moore

    Hi Lee,

     

    You are exactly correct.  The distance on Strava is correct.  The Sufferfest App doesn't show the virtual speed/distance yet.  We will have that implemented in our next update.  The numbers should be correct any time you share your workouts just not in The Sufferfest app yet.

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    Lee Roach

    Excellent. Thanks for the update Cody. Am guessing that the update will not retrospectively update the distance in The Sufferfest App for rides we have already done?

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    Cody Moore

    Hey Lee,

    I can't say for certain at this point, but if I understand correctly, the past rides will not update with the new speed and distance reports. 

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    cody

    So I'm slightly confused. I don't feel that the virtual speed and distance is correct at all. Reason I'm saying that is because it's based off of equation and the only adjustment you can make for the six or seven parts of that equation is a rider's weight. I don't see where I can adjust bike weight or hand placement style Etc. When I run my Garmin independent speed sensor it gives me a much more closer speed to what my trainer says as well as what your program says before the speed formula is factored in. And then when it gets dumped into Strava the speed and distance is noticeably less due to your new virtual speed. I would think that you're distance and speed equation should pretty much mirror the independent Garmin speed sensor, since that is counting true rotation of the wheel with out any outside equations effecting is readings. Is there a way I can shut off this equation. My smart trainer already reads speed which mirrors an independent speed measurement device, so I know those are correct. by using Sufferfest, it's essentially taking away mileage which is kind of a bummer when you have set mileage to hit and a training plan the match up to.

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    Stephen Nims

    Agreed...I rode through the 4DP workout yesterday on my Kickr Core...Sufferfest reported to Garmin Connect 28 miles over the hour, while Strava reported 12 miles...

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    Cody Moore

    Hey guys,

    Here is an article that explains this a bit more.  In our next update, we will have the option to choose speed from a compatible sensor or the virtual speed equation.  

     

     

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