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If you’re an Apple Watch user, you’ve most likely tried to use it to track your bike ride. And while it does a decent job of it, the Watch could only pair with a Bluetooth-enabled heart rate monitor, thus limiting its capability. That is until WatchOS 10 was revealed today.
The Apple WatchOS 10 update will add Bluetooth cycling sensor support for speed and cadence sensors, and Bluetooth power meter support all natively into the Workouts app.
This support also includes smart trainer support. All of this will be available natively and be recorded to Apple Health.
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Importantly this means that this natively-supported sensor data is now accessible to other third-party apps making power meter support and the like much more reliable and easy to implement. We’re looking at you, Strava !
Apple’s power meter display will also determine your FTP and cycling power zones automatically. Doing so is a serious increase in functionality for Apple Watch users, who will now have access to much more in-depth data for structured workouts and the like. Read more: Is a Strava membership still worth paying for? Yes, you read that right: structured training for cycling is coming to the Apple Watch. It is unclear as of now who is in on the update, but the Apple keynote showed compatibility with TrainingPeaks. Simply […]