Compete against any Strava rider with Virtual Partner
Today I rolled out some new stuff on Race Shape. There were bug fixes but also a very cool new feature. You can now upload anyone’s effort as a course to your Garmin.
What does this mean? Well, you can use the Virtual Partner feature to get realtime feedback on your KOM attempt. The ultimate Strava snipping tool.
First, load the course onto your Garmin. If you can’t use the communicator plugin, just download the CRS file and put it into the Garmin/NewFiles folder on your device.
Once you have it on the unit, you need to select the course. On the Edge 500 go to Settings > Training > Courses.
At this point the Garmin will tell you how far away you are from the start so you can time it perfectly.
Once you’re on the segment, the device will tell you the distance to the finish and the time you’re ahead or behind the Virtual Partner.
For best results get a rolling start and ride through the finish just in case the start and finish are off a little.