I see there's a new release and that MaximumTrainer will be relying on donations! I guess I'm then being a bit greedy to ask but...
Any plans on adding the % grades in workouts for the following release?
The speed of the trainer is simply the speed recorded with the ANT+ sensor from your rear wheel.
The speed shown by default is the "virtual speed", calculated in real time to have an estimate of what would be your real speed in the outside world. It is possible to change the default speed in the workout options if you wish.
This speed is calculated with your Power, your weight, and other parameters set in your profile.
Since speed is different from user to user, it was not included in the target possibility.
For example, 30KMH on a trainer may be 500W but 30KMH on another trainer could be 100W of power.
I wanted workouts to be the same for every users, so that they can be shared easily.
If you girlfriend has a trainer that has a Power Curve in the software, you can get Power data from speed data easily (just need a Speed or Speed Cadence sensor which you already have it seems). Let me know if you need help to set a Power Curve.
Cheers and thanks for the feedback! Have fun :)
You can check the home page to see, but basically if you have a trainer with a Power Curve supported,
you will only need an ANT+ speed or ANT+ speed and cadence sensor to be able to get power data.
Also an ANT+ usb key so you an link the sensor with your PC/Mac
We will need to have a power curve for each separate resistance (knob)
So if you have one that you can use most of the time, that would be good.
Then you could record the trainer speed and the power at the same time (with a power meter and a speed sensor)
After a few workout, when we have a lot of data, we can check the .fit file and build a spreadsheet that will have
5 kmh = 150 W
10 kmh= 200 W
The more points the better to derive the formula!
TrainerSpeed is the speed your trainer is sending to the software (raw speed from the trainer)
Trainer speed does not give you much information and is used to calculate the power if you are using a power curve.
MaximumTrainer speed, or calculated speed, is a speed calculated with the power output you are generating.
It can look like outdoor speed and is an estimation of that based on generic outdoor variables.