First, let me say I love the new FTP Ramp test. I tried it this morning and it’s great. Thank you for adding it - it’s truly a valuable addition to the platform. However, I do have two minor nits that I’d like to give feedback on to make it even better.
First, and most importantly, the constantly updating “Average” stat shown as you progress through the ramp is awesome, but it’s misleading. It’s clearly not an average power for the test. Maybe it’s an average for just the current step? I believe it’s actually something close to MAP. It would be great if you would label it that. Even better, why not show the current FTP score instead?
This display makes perfect sense for the traditional FTP tests, and it seems to be a direct carry-over from those. I like showing an average in the traditional tests and not your current FTP score, because it’s really not determined yet. However, in the ramp test, your FTP score is monotonically increasing and there’s no set time you need to complete - you can’t lose ground. It would be cool if you could see your FTP score growing and know what it would be if you stopped right then. If you have a target FTP you really want to see if you can hit, this might even give you the motivation to go that little bit deeper to hit that target.
Secondary to this, I appreciate that you have a cool-down period built in at the end, but I really wish this could be a free-ride instead of an insanely low and quite long constant/near-constant effort, or at least let me skip it and get on with my life. The only way out of this purgatory is to either wait out 10 minutes or to quit the ride altogether. Seems sub-optimal either way.
Bonus feedback: Maybe now that we have (or are close to having?) the tools to get MAP via this ramp test, Zwift could add a bit more sophistication to the fitness metrics and workouts with both FTP and MAP. This would be along the lines of what Sufferfest does with their multi-dimensional 4DP metrics.