Q: What is Max Heart Rate?
A: Maximum heart rate is the highest heart rate an individual can
safely achieve through exercise stress, and depends on age.
Q: How does MYZONE calculate my MAX heart rate?
A: MYZONE uses a formula accredited by the ACSM (American
College of Sports Medicine) to automatically establish your MAX HR based on your age;
Max HR = 207 – (0.7 x age)
This is based on population norms. If you are able to push your maximum HR past this limit your MYZONE profile will automatically adjust to this new limit.
Q: Will my MAX heart rate change over time?
A: Your maximum heart rate will reduce as you get older. It will not change aside from this although your ability to maintain a higher heart rate will increase with training.
Q: What is resting heart rate and will my resting heart rate change over time?
A: Resting heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute at rest. It is best to measure this first thing in the morning. As you become fitter your resting heart rate will reduce as your heart becomes more efficient.
Q: How does MYZONE establish my resting heart rate?
A: MYZONE sets your resting heart rate to 100bpm as standard. When you first register your belt it is recommended that you perform a resting heart rate test. This involves sitting or lying comfortably while wearing your belt for 3-5 minutes, ideally in the morning. When you next upload your data at the MYZONE Console your resting heart rate will recalculate to your actual resting value.
Q: How does MYZONE calculate the 5 intensity Zones?
A: MYZONE use’s five colour-coded Heart Rate Zones to establish the effort that users exert based on their maximum heart rate (Max HR). The effort is expressed as a percentage of the user’s Max HR.
The five Heart Rate Zones are:
Q: What are MYZONE Effort Points (MEPs)?
A: MYZONE Effort Points (MEPs) are earned based on the effort exerted by the user. Time spent in each Heart Rate Zone earns different numbers of MEPs: