Power Guide

You can create and use a power strategy to plan your effort on a course. Your Forerunner® device uses your FTP, the course elevation, and the projected time it will take you to complete the course to create a customized power guide.

One of the most important steps in planning a successful power guide strategy is choosing your effort level. Putting a harder effort into the course will increase the power recommendations, while choosing an easier effort will reduce them (Creating and Using a Power Guide). The primary goal of a power guide is to help you complete the course based on what is known about your ability, not to achieve a specific target time. You can adjust the effort level during your ride.

Power guides are always associated with a course and cannot be used with workouts or segments. You can view and edit your strategy in the Garmin Connect™ app and sync it with compatible Garmin® devices. This feature requires a power meter, which must be paired with your device (Pairing Your Wireless Sensors).

Creating and Using a Power Guide

Before you can create a power guide, you must pair a power meter with your watch (Pairing Your Wireless Sensors). You must also have a course loaded to your watch (Creating a Course on Garmin Connect ).

You can also create a power guide in the Garmin Connect app.

  1. Press START.
  2. Select an outdoor biking activity.
  3. Hold Menu symbol.
  4. Select Training > Power Guide > Create New.‍
  5. Select a course (Courses).
  6. Select a riding position.
  7. Select a gear weight.
  8. Press START, and select Use Plan.
    TIP: You can preview the map, elevation plot, effort, settings, and splits. You can also adjust the effort, terrain, riding position, and gear weight before you start riding.
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March 2024