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Running Power


This app displays your current running power. If you are new to training with running power, try this one first.</p><p></p><p>For years, elite cyclists have used power data as the most reliable way to measure the actual exercise loads of their rides. Now runners can train with power, too. Developed by Garmin Labs, the Running Power apps let you tap into metrics collected by your compatible Garm...

What’s New

Changes made from version 1.20 to 1.30:</p><p>- Support for the fenix5/5s/5x Plus series</p><p></p><p>Changes made from version 1.10 to 1.20:</p><p>- Support for the Forerunner 935 APAC and fenix5/5s/5x APAC</p><p></p><p>Changes made from version 1.00 to 1.10:</p><p>- Support for the Forerunner 645 and Forerunner 645 Music</p><p>- Support for display of power on 3rd party websites</p><p>- Fixed...

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive data via ANT radio to/from third-party sensors
  • Run in the background when it is not active (potentially affecting battery life)
  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • Record additional information into activity files
  • Heart rate, barometer, temperature, and altitude history
  • Your Garmin Connect™ fitness profile
  • Forerunner® 645 Forerunner® 645
  • Forerunner® 645 Music Forerunner® 645 Music
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5
  • fēnix® 5 Plus fēnix® 5 Plus
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5S Plus fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X
  • fēnix® 5X Plus fēnix® 5X Plus
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
Average Rating: (20 Ratings)

July 2, 2018 | Version 1.30

When using hrm run this gives readings 20-30% higher than stryd. I believe the stryd values given they align to my cycling power. Give it a try but don’t trust the data with this version. Would be interesting to know how it works with the garmin rd foot pod (stryd is great but not waterproof)

Mali Copo
June 27, 2018 | Version 1.20

I really like the Datafield and I think it is useful. Howewer, why is it not compatible with my new Fenix 5 Plus?! Will there be an update soon? Otherwise I might replace the 5 Plus to it's predecessor.

Peter Balling Stockmann
June 26, 2018 | Version 1.20

Very disappointing that the app is not updated to be used on the Fenix 5x Plus model

June 26, 2018 | Version 1.20

It is great with the Fenix 5, but it does not work with any of the plus models, Fenix 5/5s/5x plus not compatible. So it does not work with Garmin's newest devices, even though it is advertised as compatible on their website. I will revisit and re-review when it does work.

Pauline Baggarly
June 21, 2018 | Version 1.20

A little disappointed. The elevation seems to be wonky? Not sure if watch (FR 645 non music) or if I pause watch a lot on this run (its super humid, so hill repeats are torture). But the elevation on my run doesn’t show accurate elevation in or around the amount it should show. Trying again Saturday for a 12miler and we will see.

Patrik P
June 3, 2018 | Version 1.20

The power feature is great but almost in every run I have these blank ( zero ) segments for a minute or two and then it continues to show power again

May 24, 2018 | Version 1.20

Why does this work on my Fenix5 and not 735. They have the same processor, both support connect IQ 2. What does the 735 lack?

Sam Aachen H.S. Chui
April 8, 2018 | Version 1.20

Is it work?? if I use HRM Tri, and How it work when I am using HRM Tri?

Rodger Tellis
April 5, 2018 | Version 1.20

Does what it claims to do. Drawbacks are a lack of smoothing algorithms and laps not being set when moving from one step to another when using a Connect created workout which causes problems when trying to do an FTP test type run to workout what your Power Zones should be.

Brian Reiter
February 8, 2018 | Version 1.10

Records interpolated power according to Garmin’s algorithm, like it is supposed to. It works 100% reliably with my fēnix 5 and RD pod combination. My #1 feedback would be to request (more?) smoothing in the algorithm so that the numbers are slightly less sensitive to bouncing around and also so that the recorded graph is less noisy.

Hylke Aghina
February 1, 2018 | Version 1.10

Nice idea, the values however are far from correct..... Needs a few updates more to be useful, for now I removed it from my screens.

Mehmet Öztürk 🇹🇷 🇩🇪
January 31, 2018 | Version 1.10

Useless for training! When I run different paces with power displayed from 300W-500W in laps the average power is 353W-355W.

anke mos 🏊🚴‍♀️🏃‍♀️🇩🇪
January 22, 2018 | Version 1.10

Great to be able to have a power meter without buying extra gear. I would like to see more statistics in the gc App. Like that the Software calculates my FTP and the zones, so that I could have more possibilitys to Train with this zones. Would be also great, if there were trainingsplans based on power zones.

January 20, 2018 | Version 1.10

Surprisingly good! The fact that it takes into account wind information was a very pleasant surprise.

Mark Beaudet
December 24, 2017 | Version 1.00

I was interested to try this data field but when I installed it on my watch - my elevation and barometer data went all screwy. I uninstalled, factory reset and tried again - same thing...

December 21, 2017 | Version 1.00

It's OK, not more than that, in my opinion. A missed opportunity is that power data isn't available for the custom datafields in the IQ app store. With the Stryd footpod, the triathlon watches can connect to the footpod also as a power meter. That enables other datafields to display power as well. If one uses a custom datafield with 7 metrics (like Datarun plus for example), power should be on it. Garmin doesn't facilitate this and one has to revert to 4 metrics or browse to screen number 2 and back all the time. Even better would have been if running power would have been a native metric in the Garmin watches....

December 18, 2017 | Version 1.00

Really great app. Well designed and executed. The analysis in garmin Conenct could be improved. A great place to lern more about how to use POWER data in running can be found at

Nick Radov
December 16, 2017 | Version 1.00

It's interesting to see power but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with the data? Would be nice if the Connect mobile app would show average and maximum power for each run instead of just a chart.

December 15, 2017 | Version 1.00

Hello! Thanks for the good work! Appreciate to use power data for run. A bit surprised with the different data I got (compare with cycling power) but I like it! Works fine.

Mykola Bartosh
December 8, 2017 | Version 1.00

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