Using Karoo 2 for indoor training ONLY with power meter

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albinn
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Using Karoo 2 for indoor training ONLY with power meter

Post by albinn »

Hi,

I have a pedal based power meter which also gives cadence, and a dumb direct drive trainer with fixed resistance.

I would like to use the Karoo simply to register power, heart rate and cadence over time, my intervals.

When I have tried this, selecting the pre-defined "Indoor with power" mode, the resulting fit file does not register the time and power. I guess the Karoo is still trying to register the GPS movements and since I am not moving it does not save the information. I've turned off autopause.

How do I get the Karoo to understand that I do not want to log any distance or speed, but simply my power and other data over a timeline?

https://www.strava.com/activities/6347980335 see attached for example. This training was around 45 minutes and I could see the data on the Karoo continously during the session, but no data is saved afterwards.

Thankful for suggestions! :)
r_yod_man
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Re: Using Karoo 2 for indoor training ONLY with power meter

Post by r_yod_man »

Same question! Hopefully someone knows.

Random thought…Have you tried turning off GPS or turning on airplane mode?
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Re: Using Karoo 2 for indoor training ONLY with power meter

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You might need to add a cheap wheel speed sensor or something. Strava may reject the "ride" because it's 0 miles? What does the Karoo/HH dashboard show? Have you tried downloading the FIT file and putting it into another service (TrainingPeaks, Golden Cheetah (an app not a service), etc.) to see if anything got recorded there? I would think the power numbers should be in the FIT file, but perhaps nothing knows how to display it properly without either a GPS track or some sort of indication of distance traveled?
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