Advanced Heart Rate Analysis

Fitdigits advanced heart rate analysis is now included with the Star Membership. Heart rate analysis helps you monitor how your fitness is changing through time, making sure that your efforts over multiple workouts are balanced to your goals and helping you reach those goals. It can also help you dial in your personal heart rate zones, allowing you to see how the distribution goes at different intensities.

To access new heart rate analysis charts, log into my.fitdigits.com. Go to Activities. Click the arrows on either side of the dashboard display to switch dashboards. Remember, you can adjust your time in the top left corner to view your stats by week, month, year, or custom. By dropping down the options menu, you can also change the grouping of your activities (to select Runs only, Cycle only, etc) and adjust which activity type is displayed.

BPM (Beats per Minute) Histogram

BPM histograms show your heart rate distribution for the given time frame. Below is the heart rate distribution for all workouts in 2013. Zones can be determined by dropping the Options section and selecting the heart rate zone set of your choice. Check out how Fitdigits determines heart rate zones and how accurately determine zones with fitness assessments. If you have had a fitness assessment elsewhere and know your zones, you can also manually enter them.

Zone Histogram

Zone histograms show the time spent in each heart rate zone as well as a percent breakdown for each zone. In the image below, 12% or 7:22 hours of total workout time with heart rate was spent in zone 2. The zone histogram and pie chart will show just how your time in zones adds up.

 

New advanced graphs allow you to see your time in zones over multiple workouts. Select to view workouts by month to see how your fitness is changing through time. If you choose, you may also view these changes over all workouts or over a specific workout type.

 

This can be great when you are going through different training stages or have different goals in mind. Are you looking to build your base in the off-season? If so, maybe you want to make sure you are mostly in those lower zones for longer periods of time. Are you looking to improve your stamina at race pace? Or perhaps your power for shorter distances?

Each goal has, at its core, a mix of time in the zones; if you are always pushing too hard, it may be time to give your body a break! Can you identify where you are cutting yourself short by not pushing hard enough, or if you aren’t taking enough base building time?

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Customize Your In-Activity Dashboards – iOS

(View for Android)

Sometimes default views just don’t tell the whole story. When you are ready to customize the stats you want to see, where you want to see them, it’s time to work with Fitdigits Custom Dashboards.

Each workout type has a different a unique dashboard, allowing you to only see what is appropriate for each workout type, but can also be fully customized or expanded on.

Customizing your Fitdigits workout dashboard

  1. Go to the Fitdigits home screen and tap on the Workout icon of the workout you wish to customize your dashboard for. We will choose “Bike”.
  2. Tap the Gear icon > Bike Options > Dashboards.
  3. Tap “Add New Dashboard” to create a new dashboard, or tap the “i” button next to the dashboards below to edit them
  4. Tap on the location of the metric you wish to edit. Now specify a main metric and two secondary metrics. NOTE: Some of the longer secondary metrics, when paired with another long secondary metric, can be difficult to read.
  5. Tap on the metric you wish to change, and then choose a metric page. On this page you will choose what metric you wish to display in the designated spot during a workout. You have four types of metric, depending on the workout. For a run workout, you can choose from General Metrics, Cardio Metrics, Structured Metrics, and Running Metrics. In a bike workout, for example, Running Metrics would be replaced by Cycling Metrics.
  6. Choose which metric you want to display and then tap “Metrics” in the upper right.
  7. You will be taken back to the metrics page to review the new metrics and make any changes to other metrics. When you are satisfied, tap the button in the upper left, in this case “Run”, and when you are satisfied with all of the changes you have made tap save.

NOTE: If you ever want to go back to the default Fitdigits metrics, tap “Restore Defaults”.

Viewing / Adding Multiple Dashboards

In Fitdigits iOS apps you have the ability to have multiple workout dashboards in a single workout. This is especially useful if you are using custom workouts or using multiple sensors. It can be very helpful to have one dashboard per sensor. For example, one dashboard tracking distance, speed and cadence. Another dashboard for heart rate, calories and time elapsed. A third dashboard for zone stats if you are using custom heart zones.

To activate a dashboard, simply follow the steps above, but check, or uncheck, the dashboards you want to use in workout for an activity.

To view the multiple dashboards in-app, simply swipe to the right or left through them.