The workout mode has introduced a vocabulary of color for people’s efforts. It seems to progress as follows: Grey, blue, orange, green and red.
At a glance I can see on someone’s virtual screen which zone they are in and I gather this is based off of FTP. It is a rough picture of someone’s current effort and it is pretty useful both for yourself and when observing others. So I would propose the following ways to extending this color scheme in the application:
- Make the w/kg display show in the color of your zone. This might be problematic for blue and you may need to dial down the opacity of the rider list. I could imagine seeing a ZTR race group rolling through with a bunch of red 4+ w/kg displays.
- On your own watt display in the upper left (or upper middle in workout mode) have the watt figure show in the color zone.
- It has been suggested before to display w/kg on the blue ghost riders. How about giving them colors that represent what relative zone they are riding at? If my blue color shows at 2.5 w/kg, let the ghost rider be blue but if they are higher then they show as green. This would make it easier to identify ghost riders that are a good pace to ride with.
There may be other places to apply this too, but I think this would nicely extend the idea throughout.