Due to hip arthritis issue I have been relegated to running on a treadmill for a while so I bought a Zwift run pod a few weeks back.
I have frustrated at how inaccurate they are compared to my Garmin pod, even after calibrating it every single time I use it, it seems to be wildly wrong no matter what I do.
For example: calibrate at 7.5 8.0 9.5
If I walk for a warmup at 6.5 the pod reads 5.5.
Start running at 7.5 pod reads 8.0-8.2, run at 8.0 pod reads 8.0-8.3, run at 9.5 pod reads 10.0-10.6, run at 12 pod reads 13.
I have tried calibrating at various speeds (6-8, 8-10,10-12) and it it seems the higher speed I calibrate the worse it gets, to the point where it will be out by 2-3kmh.
It’s annoying if you are working through a training plan and miss out of stars as your running at the wrong speed, its also annoying to calibrate these units every single damn time.
I have used the Zwift run pod one foot and my Garmin pod on the other and my Garmin reads perfectly in line with my treadmill so I don’t believe its a treadmill belt speed issue, however the Garmin will not work with my Phone.
Has anyone found a reliable way to get these Zwift pods working somewhat accurately?