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Best footpod for Zwift?

AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
Anyone tried Zwift running?

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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    Nope, haven't tried it. But anything that connects to your zwift rig will be fine. If I were to do it, I'd probably go bluetooth to an ipad. Zwift has their own that seems good value.
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    M_WareM_Ware Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter
    @AaronWebstey I believe I’ve seen @teawhymonks post Zwift runs on Strava.
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    It's okay. Nowhere near as entertaining as biking on Zwift, but something to look at I guess. Everyone complains about the Zwift runpod. I was supposed to get a free one from that other site, but guess it got lost in the mail or something. Use just a regular old footpod and seem to complain about it being off less than most I see talk about the zwift pod.
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    toebutt769toebutt769 Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    I've been using the runpod. I don't really have any problems with it. I think one day I'll try it while running outside and running Zwift on my phone. I think anyone that complains that the pods are off don't realize that their treadmills aren't super accurate. Just saying.
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    @toebutt769 yeah after reading the DC Rainmaker article, it's likely that your footpod is more accurate than your TM!

    I ordered the Zwift pod :)
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    jrielley1406jrielley1406 Member, Pro Triathlete, POTM
    I use the Milestone, now Zwift, pod and no real issue. Every now and then it’ll drop out for a few seconds but I don’t really care since it’s always the second piece of entertainment on the treadmill.

    As someone else said it’s not close to as entertaining and biking o Zwift but it’s ok. I don’t think I’d pay extra for it but I’ll use it while I can.
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    doyoueventribrodoyoueventribro Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    I've tried it with multiple foot pods. It's a crap shoot and i'd just recommend ignoring common sense, calibrating something, and just running.

    I used a milestone pod (basically the same as the zwift pod), it was accurate to what I calibrated it for. The issue is when I changed speeds, the pod didn't respond. Intervals were pretty impossible. I heard the firmware was updated but I can't really speak to that.

    I got a Stryd Live and that probably works the best but when I run outside it's still off compared to GPS so I don't fully trust it on the treadmill, but it's close enough. It responds well to pace changes.

    I tested it on two different treadmills at my YMCA and my own treadmill and using the same "speed" they're all different foot pod readings so it's kind of a crap shoot.

    AaronWebstey
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    teawhymonksteawhymonks Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    I use treadmill smart speed app to control and transmit running speed to Zwift when I run on the treadmill. Running pods are a big headache. I’m trying to get my hand on one of those run social treadmill speed sensor thingies, but it’s been out of stock for months
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