Customize Heart Rate Zones

(For iOS devices – For the Android version click here)

Customize your Heart Rate Zones on the your iOS devices to make your workouts personal to you. Whether you have had your V02 Max tested or are reading a heart zone training book by Sally Edwards or Joe Friel, or just prefer the Karvonen method of calculating heart rate zones (there are many – see here for more on how off the 220-Age = MaxHR formula can be and alternatives), Fitdigits offers the ability to create multiple heart zone sets and fully customize your heart rate zones for the best workout experience.

Follow these steps to get started with your custom heart zones on an iOS device. And why set up personal or custom heart rate zones? Great question – check out our post here.

Customize Heart Rate Zones on Fitdigits apps (iCardio, iRunner, iBiker)

  1. Tap the options/gear or Workouts button when the Activity type is already selected on the home screen, then tap [Activity Type] Options.
  2. Tap Zones
  3. Tap Heart Rate Zones
  4. Tap Add Zone Set – the green + button in the top right
  5. Tap on The title of the Zone Set and the zones themselves to change the names. Tap on the beats per minute barriers to change them
  6. Tap “DONE” when finished.

The default heart zones to be used on that activity are shown with a check mark. Heart Rate Zones are done on a per-activity type basis, as often you find people do not have the same HR Max or zones with different sports, as the muscle adaptations respond differently. 

If you see a yellow heart next to the zone set. This means it needs to be synced to the cloud so it can be shared across devices and at the online portal.

Deleting a Heart Rate Zone Set

  1. Tap the Activity Options (gear icon)
  2. Tap Heart Rate Zones
  3. Swipe right to left to show Delete option
  4. Tap the red delete button next to the name of the heart rate zone set you want to delete.

Once deleted, you may want to sync the deletion to the cloud (Menu>Sync) so it doesn’t show on future / new installs. After deletion the zones should default back to the 220-Age or the MaxHR set of zones, depending on if you set manually your max heart rate or not.

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