My apologies if there is another thread on this, I searched and couldn’t find one with this exact question
This is an admittedly small issue, but I’m curious if anyone else has the same discrepancy and if we can figure out where it is coming from.
For workouts that I record on TrainerRoad the data integrates from TrainerRoad directly to Strava. On these workouts there is a kJ vs. calories discrepancy in Strava. It is often small, but always there. Here is an example from a workout I just finished:
As you can see, the kJ is identical between the two, as are the other power related fields. However, in Strava there is a separate ‘Calories’ field that is lower.
Fine you say, this is a Strava issue of some sort. Perhaps, but when I record a ride on my Wahoo Bolt the data integration is, I believe Wahoo->Strava. In these instances the calories and kJ are much closer, but still slightly different
The data flow on this into TrainerRoad is, I believe, Wahoo->Strava->TrainerRoad.
I haven’t looked into the Strava APIs but I am guessing they have separate kJ and Calorie fields and that Wahoo and TrainerRoad are handling this slightly differently.
Curious if anyone else has the same issue and where it might be sneaking into the data flow.
Obviously a pretty small issue in the grand scheme of things, but something I noticed a while back and haven’t been able to figure out