What's your power data telling you?

Harness the power meter data from your rides on Strava. Gain insights into your power metrics to plan your training and track your progress

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What is Maximum Average Power?

Maximum Average Power (MAP) represents the greatest amount of power (watts) you are able to sustain for a specific period of time measured in seconds.

For example, MAP5 is the greatest amount of watts you can output over 5 seconds.

MAP1200, i.e. 20 minutes, is often used as a practical value from which to determine your Functional Threshold Power (FTP), which is seen as the gold standard for assessing an athlete's performance and for benchmarking against others. Regular FTP testing provide indication of whether your performance is improving.

Your FTP and other key Maximum Average Power values are used to determine where your strengths and areas of improvement are, on which to base a targeted training plan using your personal power zones.

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Strava will ask for your consent before making your ride data accessible.

If you change your mind later, you can easily revoke access - refer to the FAQ to see how.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What information can Power-Meter.cc access from Strava?

Your public profile and ride data is made accessible, including GPS sensor information such as position (latitude/longitude), speed, power, heart rate, cadence, temperature and elevation where available. The information is similar as if you were viewing someone else's ride through the Strava website or mobile app. Rides marked as Private within Strava are not accessible, nor is data contained within privacy zones. For more information about Strava privacy settings, refer to this Strava support article

2. I don't use Power-Meter.cc any more, how do I stop access to my data?

We're sorry to see you go, but you can revoke access from Power-Meter.cc in your Strava Settings

3. Why does Power-Meter.cc "ignore" some of my activities?

Only rides recorded when using an actual power meter (e.g. PowerTap, Quarq/SRAM, Stages, SRM, etc) contain the data that is needed to calculate Maximum Average Power values and perform analysis. All other Strava activities are ignored including: runs, swims and rides recorded without a power meter

4. I don't have a power meter, but Strava shows me "Calculated Power" on its website - why don't you use that?

At the time of writing, Strava does not make Calculated Power available to third party websites such as Power-Meter.cc

5. Do you support data recorded during virtual rides, such as from Zwift?

Yes, absolutely! If your virtual ride contains data recorded from an actual power meter, then it will be processed the same as rides recorded in the real world

6. How should I configure my GPS device/power meter to ensure I am getting the best results?

The Recording Interval of some devices is configurable and controls how activity data is recorded. For example, most Garmin devices have two options:
  • A Smart option that records key points where you change direction, speed, or heart rate
  • A 1 Sec option that records points every second and creates a detailed record of your activity, increasing the size of the stored activity file Power-Meter.cc does not interpolate or extrapolate data and a recording interval of every second is assumed. For more information on how to change the recording interval for your device, refer to the manual and support resources

7. Why are the start and end points of my ride different to what I see on the Strava website?

Power-Meter.cc respects any Privacy Zones configured on the Strava website. Only publicly available data is accessed and rides are cropped by Strava using athlete privacy zones, regardless if the requesting athlete owns the requested activity