I have an ANT+ HRM and do my TR workouts on a smart trainer that connects to my laptop via bluetooth. My HRM cannot connect to my laptop (nor to my phone) with its ANT+, so I connect it to my cycling head unit. So, at the end of a workout, I have my completed TR workout file and a file with my HR data from my head unit. Using GOTOES, I can combine these files into one TCX file.
My question: is there any reason I shouldn’t delete the completed workout file from my TR Career page and then manually upload my combined file that contains all the TR workout data + my HR data? Will it still register as a successfully completely workout? Will it inaccurately affect TR’s AI?
PS. Yes, I have bought an ANT+ dongle for my computer I’m mainly curious how best to get my heart rate data into TR before it arrives. But perhaps it’s safest to just wait?
Adaptive Training currently doesnt account for heart rate data. It absolutely will eventually, and is on our developer’s roadmap, but HR info doesnt currently impact your potential adaptations or measured completion success of workouts. Hopefully we can get this feature implemented soon!
Firstly, awesome work in the podcasts and on the forums! Really appreciate everything you do!
Wondering if the above quote is still the case? I’m only two weeks into using Trainer Road and working out the kinks for having Zwift and TR running simultaneously. I’ve worked out a way but it means for now, I can’t connect my HRM to trainer road (TR connected to iPhone via Bluetooth, Zwift on PC via ant+ - and HRM is only ant+).
I’m waiting for my Garmin hrm pro plus in the mail which has BLE so if I know that not showing heart rate in my TR sessions WONT impact adaptive training, I’ll continue this way for now until I can connect hrm to Bluetooth as well.
That is correct. Heart Rate is not considered by Adaptive Training. Compared to Power, Heart Rate, on its own, is less reliable as an indicator of fitness or fatigue due to the various external factors that impact it. The combination of Power data and your post-workout Survey responses reliably indicate fatigue. Therefore, you will reap all of the benefits of Adaptive Training by continuing as you are!