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What's My FTP? - Xert

Description

This revolutionary new app determines your FTP *on-the-fly*, continually updating and increasing the value the harder you ride. Using a sophisticated Xert™-based algorithm, the app uses patterns in power data coming from your power meter and looks at how you fatigue to provide an estimate of your FTP. Use it during regular riding or use it during FTP tests, if you prefer. You don't have to ...

What’s New

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Additional Information

  • Edge® 1000 Edge® 1000
  • Edge® 1030 Edge® 1030
  • Edge® 520 Edge® 520
  • Edge® 520 Plus Edge® 520 Plus
  • Edge® 820 Edge® 820
  • Edge® Explore 1000 Edge® Explore 1000
  • Edge® Explore 820 Edge® Explore 820
  • ForeAthlete® 735XTJ ForeAthlete® 735XTJ
  • ForeAthlete® 920XTJ ForeAthlete® 920XTJ
  • Forerunner® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • Forerunner® 920XT Forerunner® 920XT
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
Average Rating: (36 Ratings)

Streetviper
April 6, 2018 | Version 3.06

Worked great until I did a reset on my Garmin EDGE 520. Reinstalled the app and now it’s stuck at an FTP of 300. I tried reinstalling it but that didn’t help. Now I read in another comment you need to turn off auto lap. It would be really helpful if the Developer could provide comprehensive instructions or a short walkthrough as how to install and what to watch out for. Am I missing something else maybe? Any setting I have to pay attention to? Another thing is I set the app to W/KG but that doesn’t change anything in the display and I dobt seem to be able to turn off “reset on lap”.

Frank Zweers
February 17, 2018 | Version 1.5-upd2

Works perfectly on my Fenix3, but on Edge820 the FTP is far too low. On the same ride I have 220 on Fenix and 150 on Edge.

Developer Reply
February 17, 2018, BaronBiosystems

Check your device's lap and the app's "Reset on Lap" settings.

Reuben
January 17, 2018 | Version 1.5-upd

Glad the developer is active responding to feedback! The app is very cool. I didn't realize that the FTP resets every lap button press until I saw their notice about that; I had thought that the app was just experience errors or I needed to update it or something. Definitely going to toggle that off for my riding since I have autolap enabled on my Edge (I don't need it resetting every couple of minutes - 5 miles). I think it should be more obvious that the app will reset its FTP estimate every time there's a new lap.

My Name
January 11, 2018 | Version 1.5-upd

It’s great but it doesn’t work with the latest edge 820 firmware update. are you going to fix it?

Developer Reply
January 11, 2018, BaronBiosystems

Nothing has changed in the Garmin ConnectIQ platform that requires any changes to the app software. Try using Garmin Express and/or Garmin Connect Mobile to re-install the app. Perhaps there was an error that occurred during the firmware update process.

N
January 5, 2018 | Version 1.5-upd

By far the best Connect IQ feature I have found. It will be my method to gauge my FTP for this season. Many thanks to the developers.

GooseRider_
January 2, 2018 | Version 1.5-upd

Loved it when it worked. Stopped suddenly working. Wonder if it has anything to do with 12.50.

Developer Reply
January 3, 2018, BaronBiosystems

Perhaps try a reinstallation. Firmware updates can sometimes affect CIQ apps.

Juda
December 30, 2017 | Version 1.5-upd

Beautyfull, but drains your batteries.

Tristan Steele
October 10, 2017 | Version 1.5

The FTP calculation resets when ever you click lap on you garmin, rendering it useless during an interval session.

Developer Reply
October 10, 2017, BaronBiosystems

By design. You can disable this in the app's setting with Garmin Express or Garmin Connect Mobile.

DONNAY Jean Francois
October 7, 2017 | Version 1.5

Works perfectly on Edge 1030

ritzel-rocker
September 21, 2017 | Version 1.4.3

Simply great. The app works well on my 520. I've tested the app for 2 month in several trainings & a lot all-outs now (I was very sceptical) & I'm sure: it works. Furthermore the numbers at the display motivate me during the all-out which is also a big plus. Bye bye old (& horrible) 5 + 20 test. Welcome What's my FTP app. Great Job Xert. Thanks a lot :-)

Peter Barling
September 1, 2017 | Version 1.4.3

Seems OK, but I cant remove from my 520 unit, either remotely using Bluetooth and my phone or when plugged in via USB to my PC?

freddoucette
August 30, 2017 | Version 1.3.3-upd

I am very interested in this app! I am having a problem with my iphone 8 as it says it can't update the latest update though. States that it has an uninstall error. Any thoughts, as I would love to update. Great app otherwise!

Developer Reply
August 30, 2017, BaronBiosystems

Sometimes, Garmin Connect Mobile can be fussy with the CIQ apps. If you recently installed it, it should not need to be updated.

Leandro Sgallari
August 28, 2017 | Version 1.3.3-upd

Is it possible to save the data of the ride to Garmin connect?

Developer Reply
August 29, 2017, BaronBiosystems

Your Threshold Power (FTP) and other fitness variables are managed and saved on Xert. We hope our app demonstrates the innovative capabilities of the Xert platform.

Ali Ilyas
August 24, 2017 | Version 1.3.3-upd

It works ! pretty accurate

Vincent Bischoff
August 22, 2017 | Version 1.3.3-upd

It's really a great and motivating tool ! Congrats for building it ! A feature that would be very nice is the possibility to show at the same time : - the FTP of the day - and the FTP of the lap. Is that possible ? Vincent

Stefan Cameron
August 15, 2017 | Version 1.3.3-upd

The app seems to do what it promises, however, the initial experience is sub-par. The configuration options clearly state "reset on lap" -- that's "LAP", so to me, that means the LAP button, not the start/stop button. OK, so that means I can press the stop button for a long pause in my ride, and then press start to resume, and a reset should not happen. To the contrary, start/stop DOES RESET the app, just like, I presume, LAP does. Disappointing after giving it my all, only to find the reading had been reset after I used the start/stop button mid-ride. 3 stars for an average first-time use and lack of instructions. Otherwise, I'd give it 5.

Juan Gutierrez
August 14, 2017 | Version 1.3.3-upd

The results provided by this app are very much similar to the one I had for FTP. It is awesome to see a trustable FTP real time.

Marcus Durant
August 14, 2017 | Version 1.3.3-upd

waste of time

Developer Reply
August 16, 2017, BaronBiosystems

Be sure errors don't creep into the datastream. Since it doesn't use 8 or 20 minutes worth of average data but instanteneous data instead, errors will be amplified. If you suspect an error, delete the app and reinstall it to reset its internal settings.

Cory Pittman
August 10, 2017 | Version 1.3.3-upd

Gave results that were almost identical to my 20-minute test. NOTE: You have to throw down a hard effort. I'm talking 90+ TSS for an hour. Load a hard workout, and watch it do it's magic. Lots of these other reviews seem to be user error. The algorithm seems to work.

Mike
August 7, 2017 | Version 1.3.3-upd

I really like the idea but can't seem to get it to work. Installed on my F5X and it worked the first few times. But now it is stuck at either 100, 200 or 400 from the start of a ride and never changes even as my power changes. I also do not see the colored ring to indicate progress of measurement.

Developer Reply
August 7, 2017, BaronBiosystems

Try removing and reinstalling the app to reset it to the default settings. Power spikes can cause errors.

Chris Benten
August 4, 2017 | Version 1.3.3-upd

Installed app fine on F3 but is it supposed to upload the "determined" value to Garmin Connect? I do not see it anywhere (trial version). Otherwise interesting and will be useful.

Developer Reply
August 7, 2017, BaronBiosystems

Unfortunately Garmin doesn't enable this ability for downloaded apps.

Pascal Gielen
August 4, 2017 | Version 1.3.3-upd

Great tool and seems accurate as well. One thing to improve; let the last FTP stays as baseline for the next ride... Seems I start over at 150W every time...

Developer Reply
August 7, 2017, BaronBiosystems

We had considered that but opted to have it reset to a lower value so you can get a broader understanding of the efforts needed during your rides without having to push yourself to your limit every time.

Leszek Prozorowicz
August 2, 2017 | Version 1.3.3-upd

The previous version has done pretty well with the estimate, maybe even a bit too optimistic identically Fenix 3 and Edge 520. But the current 1.3.3 is something wrong: power intervals 8 min: 220-230W plus rest very light, 1h NP slightly over 200W AVP 1h: 190W (a lot of effort was missing), and this one enumerates on F3: 188W, on E520: 166W. Previously suggested on both 210W FTP devices, and that just makes sense - similar forecasts also give me GoldenCheetah, and in fact so much I should get from the standard FTP test (but I do not want to tire;)), test 2x8min IMHO slightly inflated and after cutting this About 10W the most real maintenance for me for a full hour would be about 205W (with a rising trend;)).

Developer Reply
August 2, 2017, BaronBiosystems

The Fenix and Edge should have identical results since they are using the exact same algorithm. Check that you are not resetting things by either have autolap enabled and/or pausing the recording. This will always result in lower values.

Sam49
July 30, 2017 | Version 1.3.3-upd

Had no problem with installation on 520. My only power meter is based in a set of Elite Digital Interactive Rollers. The app read this and it seems to respond actively and my FTP was adjusted as I did a workout with 10 intervals ranging from one to four minutes in length. Reading the earlier reviews tipped me to the need to set the app up not to restart on every lap. Seems the default should be to NOT restart with every lap. Installed with Garmin Express on the computer and changed setting with Garmin Connect on my phone, so both of these functioned well with it.

Norm Worthington
July 26, 2017 | Version 1.3.3-upd

Incredible way to get validation of FTP settings. Thanks!

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