I’ve just completed my 14day/50km trial and going through my 2 months Strava premium now. I’m very likely to continue and become your paying patron as I really like the software. It solves one important problem - boredom on a trainer ;).
I know the Kinetic InRide is supposed to be supported in beta stage, with iPhone as BT smart receiver - and my InRide pod arrives in a few days so I can’t wait to try it out.
BUT - what I do not like is having to use my phone purely as the receiver.
So here’s an idea, first a few assumption and observations
I’m assuming that InRide pod is simply an ordinary wahoo speed sensor - and the InRide app knowing very precise circumference of the roller uses that information to calculate accurate speed, and then power using power curve.
One issue with ZPower (using speed /cadence sensor) is that it assumes 700/23C tire (that’s fine) but given tire pressure, deflection, roller pressure and other factors this will never be accurate - unless you allow user to enter tire circumference - just the way cyclocomputers do.
If the 1 is true, then it would be safe to assume that your iPhone app does exactly the same - and then transmits the power to Zwift.
— NOW - the idea - if one could use an ordinary ANT+ based speed sensor, garmin or whatever, snap it somehow on a trainer (any trainer, doesn’t have to be Kurt), have a magnet.
Zwift would have allow to enter the roller type and circumference -> and use that *very accurate* speed data to achieve better power reading.
All it takes is another box in the “pair” screen, for a “ANT+ based speed sensor mounted on the flywheel” - and have the user enter circumference (and provide a few known ones too).
I know that’s rather poor man’s speed sensing and power estimation - but far more accurate than what cyclocomputers and ZPower do.
The presumption is that the roller’s movement represents the actual distance covered…
Cheers, keep up the good work.