Dash and LINK app get smart new features and functionality
Stages Dash 2.2 Firmware – What’s New
Real-time Workout Graphing: Dash workout features were already state of the art, with interval graphs color-coded to rider training zones and real-time progress bar. With 2.2 Firmware workout graphs can now plot your effort over the planned workout so you can see how close you’re tracking to your target zones. Workout graphs now show you the target range instead of the max target value, by changing the color of the target zone in the graph.
Dash and LINK come with a wide range of both power and HR-based workouts for free, and with the option of Stages-exclusive Adaptive Zones you don’t even have to perform an FTP test to get started and ride to your best season ever.
Outer Intervals: You can now use the Stages LINK workout builder to add ‘Outer’ and ‘Inner’ Intervals. An outer interval is a normal workout step with a duration and target effort, but can contain additional workout steps. These ‘inner’ steps can be started at any time within the outer interval and when complete, the workout returns to the outer interval duration and intensity.
Enhanced Pan/Zoom Map Features: Dash maps are packed with tons of cycling-specific detail, including color-coded paths, bike routes and trails along with other cycling-relevant points of interest. With the latest 2.2 firmware we’ve updated map zoom/pan functionality so it’s even quicker and easier to see where you are and where you want to go.
Charge Mode and Sleep Indicator: Forget to switch your Dash off after a ride? No problem. Dash will go to sleep and save juice for tomorrow’s ride. Enable sleep mode by going to Main Menu > Dash Settings > Device > Sleep and select 5 min, 20 min or never. After an hour in sleep mode, Dash will power itself off automatically.
You can also now see the charging status of your Dash even when it’s powered off and charging by pressing the power button. Though with some of the longest runtimes of any GPS computer while using real-world features like maps, courses and paired sensors, you’ll spend more time riding than charging.
Stages LINK App 2.5 – What’ New
Course Management: Review and manage your Strava and RideWithGPS courses via the Stages LINK App (once they’re connected to your LINK account). You can filter courses by climbing, distance, duration or name and add courses to your Dash by adding them as Favorites within the App,
Deeper Data Review: Performance Review Pages are now even more powerful and detailed, with added comparison data year-over-year and snapshot comparisons of current data period to previous data periods and more.
Device Manager: Manage your Dash, change settings, edit data pages and add new devices easily from the LINK app.
Did you Know? – You can build custom Dash profiles and additional data pages and edit data field size, number and contents straight from the Stages LINK app? You can. Learn more about what LINK can do here.