When my rides are synced to Garmin or Strava distance and speed are way off.
I know that this is an already discussed issue, I read several posts, but I am not happy with the explanations and this is to nudge further trainerroad to solve this issue.
As far I understood to fix this that would not be that difficult, give optional terrain or assume flat terrain, take speed, cadence, power, height, weight and give an estimate (instead just taking the free wheel speed).
Some other arguments:
- “will the speed/distance this make me faster?” for me yes, since I compare total millage per week, and often I mix outdoors and indoors training. Then I would like to see how much I progress regardless of power. Then speed/millage are motivator. Instead when I see 25km/h for 250w avg I get demotivated
- I’ve seen much less sophisticated apps that can do that (eg. Elite workout app)
- “keep it the correct ring”. I prefer keep it in the big ring with small cassette in the middle (the less noise), but even if I keep it in the highest gear it still underestimates.