What do the coloured heart rate zones mean?
Your heart rate is measured in BPM (beats per minute). The greater the effort made, the faster your heart beats and hence the higher your BPM. The level of effort made is expressed as a percentage heart rate that takes into account the characteristics of your heart. When your heart is beating at its lowest rate (heart rate at rest), i.e. you are not making any effort at all, your percentage heart rate is zero. When your heart beats at its maximum heart rate, your percentage rate is 100.
The percentage heart rate is sometimes known as % HRmax to describe the percentage of your maximum heart rate.
When your percentage heart rate throughout your sporting activity is recorded, we can tell you which of the following effort zones you are in at any particular time:
- Warmup & Recovery;
- Fundamental endurance;
- Active endurance;
- Heavy resistance.
Each zone corresponds to a different physical state that has its own particular benefits. You will find a description of each zone in the app.
To calculate your percentage heart rate, we use the Karvonen formula:
% HRmax = (HRexercise – HRrest) / (HRmax – HRrest)
Here's a description of each zone:
Your heart rate may be measured using any Bluetooth 4.0 heart rate monitor belt. These include the new generation Geonaute heart rate sensors that are built into the Kalenji crop tops (for women) and T-shirts (for men).
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