So I've been looking to become a triathlete soon and I'm hearing all this talk about power meters.
Now, upon googling I found vague information which is why I came here. Exhibit A. That article gives me some sort of idea but it's not good enough, questions that remain unanswered are:
- Is this another toy to measure data when you train so you know how you've trained?
- Does it help in any way during a training session?
- More details… how does it all work? There are heart rate zones and I'm told to run/cycle in a certain zone while training … anything similar for power meters?
- Lastly and most importantly, I am a beginner/intermediate (ran a few mediocre run and cycle races).
Will a sports watch (say Garmin Forerunner 920xt with the run HRM) be good enough?