We're talking the running power metric today—what it is, what are the benfits, which watches have it, and other ways to get it if you're watch doesn't support it on the wrist.
As for Polar watches, with Grit X/Grit X Pro/Pacer Pro/Vantage V/Vantage V2 running power from the wrist is calculated without any external sensors. With Pacer/Vantage M/Vantage M2, an external power sensor is required to measure running power.
All COROS watches now support running power from the wrist without the need of any accessories.
What about Garmin smartwatches? While we firmly stand behind Garmin running watches as some of the best out there, this is one are where the tech giant is lagging. However, with the release of the Forerunner 255 and 955, they made some strides. More on that later.
The big surprise in this category is that you'll be able to get wrist-based running power on your Apple Watch 7 with the upcoming watchOS 9 firmware update. And we know a guy who's had a chance to test it out.
Have a look at the video next door, where our partner Dave from Chase the Summit compares Running Power on the Apple Watch Series 7 to the Polar Pacer Pro, the COROS PACE 2, the Stryd Pod, and the Garmin Forerunner 955 + HRM-Pro chest strap.
And we're going over all of this and more below. Get ready for some inside info!