While longer efforts are often never easy or moderate even, Xert bases the Difficulty Rating on the highest Difficulty Score achieved in the activity. Difficulty Score increases with sustained high intensity efforts, particularly when under high fatigue (lowered MPA). These are not likely to occur in longer efforts, or if [...]
Your Training Load is calculated using a exponentially weighted moving average. For those unfamiliar with what this means, your Training Load is similar to your average daily XSS .. but not exactly .. let's see if we can help the understanding of what this means. Let's say, for example, you [...]
Why is the information that was displayed on my Garmin/Mobile app different than what is shown on the web?
Sometimes you may notice a discrepancy between a calculation made on a mobile app (Garmin, Xert for iOS, Xert for Android) and the Xert Online web app. This is often attributable to a difference in the fitness signature used in the calculation, where the server will update the signature after [...]
Your Training Status and Form colour and number of stars provide a simple visual of two very important aspects of you as an athlete: How trained are you? This is the number of stars. How much training and what type of training have you be doing recently? This the [...]
Unlike the Garmin devices that support ConnectIQ, where we can develop datafields and apps with our team, manufacturers of the other bike computers like Wahoo, Hammerhead, Lezyne, Pioneer or SRM, for example, will need to do their own development work to integrate the Xert metrics onto their platform. This applies [...]
In general, you should not add activities other than cycling to your cycling profile. This is because the XSS you input from other activities will get applied to predictions and, for most activities, the benefit they provide to your cycling fitness isn't easily measured. If you'd like to keep a [...]
If you need to adjust a data file to remove a power spike, change the date or time of an activity, or even remove a section of the data, you can use a service like fitfiletools.com To do this via a web interface (all feature aren't available in Xert apps [...]
Xert looks for breakthroughs every time you upload/sync an activity. This is one of the main features of the software. Breakthroughs mean that a change in your Fitness Signature has been discovered and has been updated. Xert shows you the breakthrough information including the streetview image and the change in [...]
I just did a workout and some of the intervals were shorter/longer than what was defined in the workout. Why?
Many of Xert workouts incorporate "Smart" intervals. These intervals can have either varying intensity, varying duration or both. For example, let's look at the Sweet-Spot Under Fatigue @82% Workout: The "Intervals under Fatigue" start with an interval that's 369W that lasts 101s. Why 101s? Seems like an odd number to choose, [...]
If you are having difficulty getting the Segment Hunter to work on your Garmin: 1. Be sure to put the app on fullscreen so you can see which segments get fetched. 2. Be sure Garmin Connect Mobile is running on your phone and connected to the Internet. 3. Be sure [...]