Stronger and Smarter Workouts With Fitdigits

Susan has been Spinning® with Fitdigits Ambassador and Spinning Instructor Giovanni Masi for over a year.

Since Gio has started to help her in her running training using Fitdigits to track Heart Rate, Susan has recorded Personal Bests on runs on a near weekly basis! She never thought she could break the 12 min mile mark, but with the help of her trainer, the Fitdigits app and a Heart Rate Monitor, she has left that time in the dust. Also gathering dust is her old Garmin Watch.

Suffice to say, Susan thinks Fitdigits is pretty splendid:

“I have so far logged 88 running and Spinning workouts with Fitdigits. Fitdigits’s visual displays allow me to compare one workout to another, which has facilitated improvement in performance, recovery and endurance. Over the past four months Fitdigits has taught me to control my heart rate in such a way as to become more efficient in both running and Spinning®. For example, the first run I logged on Fitdigits was October 10, 2012 with a pace average of 12:04, which was pretty much the norm for me. Later on a similar run I logged a pace average of 10:34, which is a time I never thought I would see! This is a remarkable feat and attributable to the skills learned from using Fitdigits and Giovanni’s training advices/plans on a regular basis. Taking more than 1.5 minutes off my pace has inspired me to keep trying to run faster and stronger.

During spinning classes, Fitdigits has taught me to control my heart rate with resistance and breath. It has truly empowered me with the confidence and strength with which to challenge myself to become a stronger and smarter rider. It appears as though the strength gained from using Fitdigits regularly has spilled over into general fitness classes and personal training at the Y and at L.A. Fitness. Now, using Fitdigits in those classes will help me to improve my performance there as well.

Overall, I would say that the gains from using Fitdigits have been great. Just by monitoring my heart rate and learning how to control it, my level of fitness has improved remarkably. Since I spend an average of nine hours a week engaged in physical activity, this is a big deal. Thank you Fitdigits!”

Now that Susan has made such great gains, the next step is taking a Fitness Assessment so she can truly see her gains in her fitness level.

Mark Laps and Customize Split Intervals

If you run at the track, or have ever used a lap button to mark your half-way split or other marked point in time or place, you likely know how helpful interval functionality can be.

With Fitdigits, your options are as flexible as a woman’s elite gymnast. Set custom splits for your workouts, either by distance or time, set a lap marker at just about any time, or even dedicate an entire screen to nothing but a lap button and lap information, perfect for custom high intensity interval training (HIIT).

Mark aN INTERVAL / Lap Anytime

  1. While in the workout, tap the gear icon in the lower right side
  2. Tap the Lap button

Mark an Interval

Add a Dedicated INTERVAL Screen

To turn intervals / laps on so you have a dedicated lap-oriented screen, complete with a large lap button:

  1. Tap the gear / settings icon for the activity type
  2. Tap the Activity Type Options (eg. Run Options)
  3. Tap Laps
  4. Tap Lap Screen

The screen will show elapsed time, distance, and speed in the top section. It will show previous lap information below the lap button.

Working with Intervals & Laps

Auto Lap / Splits Preferences

To set automatically recorded and announced splits / laps by distance, time, or not at all, access laps settings like above.

  1. Tap the gear / settings icon for the activity type
  2. Tap the Activity Type Options (eg. Run Options)
  3. Tap Laps

Set auto-lap markers by Distance or Time (or Off). Depending on the choice there, set the distance or time interval you want to track in the rows below.

Below the Auto Lap triggers is the type of alert you want to receive. Vibrate, chime, pop-up alert (visual) or Local Notifications (iOS only) are all options. Local notifications will notify you of laps even when you have the app running in the background as long as you have notifications enabled.

Splits / Laps / Auto Laps will show in your results when you are done, so you can compare, contrast and analyze any activity by equivalent segments.