I am a long time user of EliteHRV so I was keen to see how the new Garmin HRV tracking worked out - I guess I have had the watch long enough for it to show up.
Firstly my Training Status is 'Strained' according to Garmin..
...whereas EliteHRV which I have used for several years indicates that while I am not in peak condition. I do not need to ease up and that my current load vs. fatigue is fine.
Which one do I believe? As EliteHRV is connected to a Polar H10 (the gold standard for HRV tracking), then I think I need to go with Elite HRV vs. Garmin's HRV derived from an optical sensor.
Its possible Garmin may continue to adapt to me but right now it feels overly cautious. For context my load is lower than usual as I have a trail half marathon coming up in a few days.