March 2, 2021 | Version 1.11
So i have a question about the Cardiac Drift in %. How do i read this? I see that it goes up 10, and down -10 and im reading my graph now and it shows my peak to be at -9 then steadily rises to around -5... what does a negative in % mean in cardiac drift?
March 4, 2021, Rider68
Generally the drift is shown in % change relative to a pre-defined basis or reference at the beginning which can be selected in the settings. I can sometimes happen that the HR sensor shows faulty, unnormally high readings at the beginning of your activity (e.g. if the strap is too dry). Once you get more sweaty the HR returns to normal. At the end can lead to negative drift values because the rreference basis was too high.
February 12, 2021 | Version 1.11
Great app. Specialy for polar users.
Is there any way to enable the power metrics from android app ?
I see this future in ios app
February 7, 2021 | Version 1.11
Excellent data field, also use HRSS [Heart Rate Stress Score] from Rider68
February 5, 2021 | Version 1.11
Excellent data field. Can see detailed graphs in Garmin Connect. 10/10.
January 9, 2021 | Version 1.10
Thanks for providing this field. I want to try the wind-adjusted speed. I'm using Forerunner 645 Music with SDK 3.2.3 (System/Info). Receive weather data from mobile phone is activated in settings. But wind-equivalent distance is zero after my first two runs.
Is there something else to do to receive weather data from my phone?
January 10, 2021, Rider68
Did you activate also "Wind-adjusted Running Index?" If yes, I think that the FR 645 is not supported yet. It is currently not listed in 'Supported devices' :
Descent™ Mk2 / Descent™ Mk2i
Forerunner® 245 Music
fēnix® 6 / 6 Solar / 6 Dual Power
fēnix® 6 Pro / 6 Sapphire / 6 Pro Solar / 6 Pro Dual Power / quatix® 6
fēnix® 6S / 6S Solar / 6S Dual Power
fēnix® 6S Pro / 6S Sapphire / 6S Pro Solar / 6S Pro Dual Power
fēnix® 6X Pro / 6X Sapphire / 6X Pro Solar / tactix® Delta Sapphire / Delta Solar / Delta Solar - Ballistics Edition / quatix® 6X / 6X Solar / 6X Dual Power
MARQ® Captain / MARQ® Captain: American Magic Edition
Venu™ Mercedes-Benz® Collection
Venu® Sq. Music Edition
vívoactive® 3 Music
vívoactive® 3 Music LTE
December 14, 2020 | Version 1.9
It’s a very interesting info but why does require to run in background ?
December 15, 2020, Rider68
Thanks for your comment. Indeed there is no more need for a background permission. I will remove it in the next update.
November 25, 2020 | Version 1.7
Thank you Rider88. I really like this feature as a former Polar user.
A suggestion: Can we customize what to base cardiac drift from, or maybe get some alternatives for changing the base, like e.g.: 0-10min avg HR/pace relationship (current default), 10-20min, 20-30min, etc.
I think the first 10min avg HR/speed relationship isn't so interesting. Generally my HR is low the first 10min, so drift will always occur. Personally I would like to see maybe the 10-20min avg hr-pace ratio and thereafter calculate the drift from that.
November 26, 2020, Rider68
Thanks for you comment. Actually I am currently testing this feature. Once it works I will update the DF.
Lau Flemming Pedersen 🇩🇰
November 24, 2020 | Version 1.7
Great data field, also use HRSS [Heart Rate Stress Score] of the same developer
October 16, 2020 | Version 1.1.3 beta
As a former Polar user, I find this data field great. Running index is an excellent measure of running efficiency but unfortunately Garmin does not have anything of their own. But you can have it by using this brilliant data field!
September 23, 2020 | Version 1.0.5 beta
Great datafield, i like it very much, and it very quickly became one of my favorites to use! I additionally use the datafield "Heart Rate Stress Score" from the same developer. Because i find both datafields extremely useful in training, and due to Garmin limiting the number of CIQ fields to 2 on many devices, I'd love to have a combo datafield of these two. Maybe this can be a suggestion for a future development :)
August 16, 2020 | Version 1.0.5 beta
This is great. As a an original Polar user years ago, Running Index was key to monitoring my improvement in running efficiency.
This datafield does exactly that. Perfect.
As this index is sport specific, it would be great to see another for swimming or rowing etc.
May 26, 2020 | Version 1.0.5 beta
Cool field. Never used polar before, but this seems similar to a vo2max calculation? Garmin Connect does graph the running index per run but not over time. If you use GoldenCheetah you can create a user metric and average the index for each day then graph from there.
May 27, 2020, Rider68
I was looking for that but apparently Garmin does not support such figures from customised values like the running index; sorry...
April 22, 2020 | Version 1.0.5 beta
Is it possible to get it on cycle works?
May 7, 2020, Rider68
Unfortunately the algorithm is not suitable for cycling, only for running.
April 14, 2020 | Version 1.0.5 beta
As already mentioned that's a killer addition to a Garmin watches for people coming from Polar ecosystem. And for me even absolute value being calculated here matches what Polar used to calculate for me - that's really awesome. So thanks so much for doing it, really appreciate!
And now I have 1 suggestion for improvement and 1 question.
1. I guess it might be helpful to add a note in the app's description that Running Index is being only calculated if corresponding "data field" was added to one of the activity's data pages. I.e. it's not enough to just install this app from here.
2. Is there a way to graph Running Index in Garmin Connect? In the app and even more importantly in Garmin's web-service. In the same way as in Polar Flow I may see how Running Index changes with time.
April 18, 2020, Rider68
Many thanks for your feedback. I have updated the description accordingly. To my knowledge there is no way to graph Running Index in the same way as in Polar Flow for trending. I am also missing this but unfortunately this seems not to be supported by Garmin Connect!
February 15, 2020 | Version 1.0.4
Thank you! What is the formula/expression for calculting RI? Just trying to understand how it can be improved.
February 20, 2020, Rider68
Here are some useful explanations for understanding the algorithm:
January 29, 2020 | Version 1.0.4
I just installed it on vivoactive 4s, where it's gonna appear?
January 17, 2020 | Version 1.0.4
I get no result with Treadmill profile.
I currently use Stryd and Polar H10 with Garmin Fenix 6.
Does this work only with GPS?
January 17, 2020, Rider68
Yes, it works only with GPS
September 27, 2019 | Version 1.0.4
Interesting, calculation seems to be quite correct
May 17, 2019 | Version 1.0.2
Will this be available on the Forerunner 945 soon?
May 19, 2019, Rider68
Yes, an update is available, see Version 1.03.
March 29, 2019 | Version 1.0.1
I come from Polar and I missed Running index !
Thanks a lot, it works perfectly on my F5X !