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2016-01-08 4:39 PM


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Subject: Garmin 920 wahoo kickr
Wondering if anyone can help. I'm thinking about getting the 920xt and I use the wahoo kickr. It says that if you train with HRM and power meter that the watch can estimate VO2 max. Since my power meter is the kickr and I'm not sure the 920 can communicate with the kickr, would it work for VO2 max? Reason I'm wondering is because I'm thinking about getting the watch without the HRM. But if i can get VO2max and recovery etc then it might be worth it.


2016-01-11 2:04 PM
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Subject: RE: Garmin 920 wahoo kickr
Yes, you should be able to use the 920XT to pick up the ANT+ power signal from the Kicker.
2016-01-11 5:25 PM
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Works perfectly fine together. I use both together. The 920 also picks up my cadence sensor too. I also have it connected to my laptop for trainer road.
2016-01-11 9:20 PM
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Yes works fine. The Vo2 max works so long as you workout at at least 70% of max HRM for (I think) at least 20 minutes. Hubcaps, did you do anything special to get the garmin to pick up cadence? I got the Wahoo BluSC . . . the Kickr picks it up, but my Garmin won't.
2016-01-12 4:24 AM
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Subject: RE: Garmin 920 wahoo kickr
Originally posted by Ershk
The Vo2 max works so long as you workout at at least 70% of max HRM for (I think) at least 20 minutes.


Just be aware of it's accuracy. It's kind of like the 30 day weather forecast :-)

2016-01-12 10:23 AM
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Subject: RE: Garmin 920 wahoo kickr
So are y'all saying the 920 should pick up power from my kickr with no other accessories?


2016-01-13 8:54 AM
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Originally posted by mchadcota2

So are y'all saying the 920 should pick up power from my kickr with no other accessories?


Yes, it should.
2016-01-13 8:58 AM
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Originally posted by Ershk
The Vo2 max works so long as you workout at at least 70% of max HRM for (I think) at least 20 minutes.


Just be aware of it's accuracy. It's kind of like the 30 day weather forecast :-)




. . . but my Garmin is telling me that I could run a 3:27 marathon, and I really want to believe it!
2016-01-13 9:32 AM
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Subject: RE: Garmin 920 wahoo kickr
Originally posted by Ershk

Originally posted by marcag

Originally posted by Ershk
The Vo2 max works so long as you workout at at least 70% of max HRM for (I think) at least 20 minutes.


Just be aware of it's accuracy. It's kind of like the 30 day weather forecast :-)




  • . . but my Garmin is telling me that I could run a 3:27 marathon, and I really want to believe it!


  • tell you what. Save the $500 on the Garmin. Send me $400 and I'll tell you that you are able to go 3:25. $10 for every minute faster you want :-). I take Canadian dollars so it's a good deal.

    If you look at what is required info to get an accurate VO2max number you wouldn't trust it.
    The recovery is "interesting" but if I listened to it, I would train 2x per week. But what is cool is it knows when I ran 2x in a day because during the 2nd it says I am not fully recovered.

    FYI, for me it measures over 20% low. I have been tested in lab twice
    On ST, Coggan is saying it measures his close to 20% low (50 vs high 50s) and another guys says it's close for him. So very much like the 30day weather :-)


    The 920 has kick a$$ features, but VO2 and recovery are not 2 of them

    Edited by marcag 2016-01-13 9:34 AM
    2016-01-13 10:06 AM
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    so based on what yall are saying, the HRM may not be very beneficial to have. Might save on that.
    2016-01-13 10:10 AM
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    Subject: RE: Garmin 920 wahoo kickr
    Originally posted by mchadcota2

    so based on what yall are saying, the HRM may not be very beneficial to have. Might save on that.


    The HRM is very beneficial if you are using HR data to train or race.

    The Vo2max functionality is less useful. If that's the reason you are buying the HRM, I would save your money

    But some (including me) find value in HR data. The newer 920xt straps have other features such as ability to swim and capture HR and running metrics. One has to decide if those are something they want.

    Edited by marcag 2016-01-13 10:12 AM


    2016-01-13 11:25 AM
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    Great! Thanks for that input. I don't know that I would use those metrics so I think I'm gonna save my money like you said.
    2016-01-13 11:20 PM
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    I just had my 920 search for a speed and cadence device. I have some off brand ant+ device that I got really cheap. i don't think it was even sold here in the States.
    I'm wondering if the problem is that the wahoo is capable of both ant+ and bluetooh and can only transmit one at a time.
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