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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

*What's My FTP?* Wins Best Edge App of the Year at the Garmin ConnectIQ Summit!!</p><p></p><p>Blog: http://baronbiosys.com/real-time-ftp-determination/</p><p>https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/07/xert-rolls-out-free-real-time-ftp-app-on-garmin-devices.html</p><p>

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Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • Your Garmin Connect™ fitness profile
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Average Rating: (41 Ratings)

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!

GabrieVanZanten
July 26, 2017 | Version 1.3.3-upd

From one of the reviews I learned you need a power meter. Maybe that is something to add to the description of the app? And how would that work with a watch? Are the power meters for running as well?

Developer Reply
July 26, 2017, BaronBiosystems

Thank you for pointing that out. Description has been updated.

Timmy Hutchinson
July 25, 2017 | Version 1.3.3-upd

I have an edge 820. Downloaded using Garmin mobile. Only getting "IQ!" on data field on unit. Any suggestions?

Developer Reply
July 25, 2017, BaronBiosystems

Try and restart the unit. If that fails, uninstall and reinstall. The app is pretty simple and should work without any issues on the 820. If this still doesn't work, you may want to contact Garmin to see what they say.

lorosuesa
July 22, 2017 | Version 1.3.3

is necessary sensor of power? because I have a 520 without sensor of power and I ride 1h and all time I see 100w

Developer Reply
July 22, 2017, BaronBiosystems

FTP means "Functional Threshold Power" and you will need a power meter in order to use this app.

Fabien
July 21, 2017 | Version 1.3.3

Sounds good on the paper, but I don't understand why value is reset to 100 many times during my ride. I'm using Fenix 3, with auto-lap 10km. Is reset applied at every lap ?

Developer Reply
July 21, 2017, BaronBiosystems

There is a "Reset on Lap" setting that you can disable using Garmin Express or Garmin Connect Mobile.

Alexandre Kirillov
July 20, 2017 | Version 1.3.2

Got it working on my Edge 520 with the latest firmware 12.10. Added a new screen an displaying 2 fields with Power and the My FTP app. No issues so far.

Jack Masih
July 19, 2017 | Version 1.3.2

Tried it out today on a Fenix 5x. Seemed to work sometimes. After the 5 mile lap it got stick at 100 and didn't do anything. Also, there's no rings, just a number.

Jim Chomko
July 19, 2017 | Version 1.3.2

I have a Garmin Edge Explore 1000 and I haven't been able to get this to work. The data field is on my device. I have it setup for it's own separate screen. I have a stages power meter. All it gives me is IQ with a little yellow circle with and explanation point in the middle of it. I've tried to uninstall it and re-install it, but that didn't work. What am I missing?

Developer Reply
July 19, 2017, BaronBiosystems

Try using Garmin Connect Mobile rather than Garmin Express to install and setup the app. This often can work better.

Sven-Erik Olsson
July 19, 2017 | Version 1.3.2

Test of the FTP app by BaronBiosystems/Xert with a Power2Max powermeter and Garmin 520 FTP value initially stabilised at 177w but later during climb effort recalculated and showed 185w Rode at several different exertion levels including some max efforts. App is very simple and it is easy to see when calculations re initiated and when they are completed.

Mike Booth
July 19, 2017 | Version 1.3.2

not getting the fancy graphics on my 520 - just the number

Developer Reply
July 19, 2017, BaronBiosystems

Strange. We've not seen this issue at all. Do you get colours when you use it on profiles with multiple fields?

Ian Blackburn
July 19, 2017 | Version 1.3.2

This is a data field, not an app - so I guess that is why I only see the number and not the coloured rings show in the screen shots on an FR935? Or am I missing something?

Pavlinux
July 18, 2017 | Version 1.3.1

No color ring, as on screenshots, in Fenix 5

Developer Reply
July 18, 2017, BaronBiosystems

No issues on the 5X that we've tested with. Which model do you have? We're the numbers affected?

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