NPE Runn - incline data and incline certified runs

Hi,

Now that NPE Runn is commercially available (I ordered mine, and will pick it up from the delivery point tomorrow), do Zwift plan to do the following :

  • include incline data from the NPE Runn in the FIT file
  • distinguish between an “incline certified” and “non certified incline” run. For example, an “incline certified” run would be when the Zwifter’s footpod or cadence detector on the NPE Runn confirms that the user is actually running AND the NPE Runn incline measurement is the same as the incline requested by Zwift (within an acceptable 5 second delay for example)

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include incline data from the NPE Runn in the FIT file

This will probably happen at some point.

distinguish between an “incline certified” and “non certified incline” run. For example, an “incline certified” run would be when the Zwifter’s footpod or cadence detector on the NPE Runn confirms that the user is actually running AND the NPE Runn incline measurement is the same as the incline requested by Zwift (within an acceptable 5 second delay for example)

I doubt it, it would be like Zwift certifying 100% on the difficulty slider for biking.

Hey Paul,

Yeah, I keep my fingers crossed. I think it would be nice to have the incline certified feature. Of course, even better is direct treadmill incline control, but there’s a lot of difficulties with that as many people have already posted on that (e.g. older Nordic Track possible via wifi and websockets, but bluetooth closed down, etc.)

I HIGHLY doubt you will see any kind of incline certification feature within Zwift. They don’t do it for cycling so I see no reason they would do it for running.

Elevation control could happen, but will take working with the treadmill manufacturers to get it accomplished.

Hey Paul,

Yes, I understand if they don’t do it for cycling, they won’t do it for running either :slight_smile:

I keep my fingers crossed with the incline control. My concern is that some treadmill manufacturers like Nodic Track (I have a Nordic Track Commercial 2450) will prefer to tie in their user base to their iFIT subscription, and thus never want to work with Zwift. I hope my concerns are wrong :slight_smile: