So I am looking back over the course of my first season of racing cross - Holy cow was that fun - and the biggest disappointment I have is the lack of data and the lack of credit I get from Strava and therefore TR for TSS.
I started the season with my head unit (TERRIBLE IDEA) and just dropped to using Strava App on my Apple Watch. The POS crashed on me repeatedly and even when it did work, I get credit for like 4 mi of riding - forget the fact that my heart rate was pegged the entire race and the sheer amount of power it takes to slog through the mud some days.
Long story short, I’d like to get a PM and Watch (in place of ever going near a head unit again) that talks to the PM. I see a lot of guys with Garmin watches, does anyone know which particular one is the best suited for CX or is there an alternative brand people like?
I also am not sure which PM to use. Obviously, Garmin has their Vectors that pair with their watches, but surely no one is riding those in cross? Do these watches connect with any BLE/Ant+ PM? What about HRM do the watches record the data from their onboard HRM or can I / do I have to pair an external one?
Appreciate the insights.