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HEART RATE TRAINING 101

Because it’s hard enough to schedule a workout and keep track of everything else you need to do, understanding the specifics of heart rate training seems like another thing to put on your to-do list. We broke down heart rate training to the essentials you need to know to get the most out of your exercise routine.

WHAT IS HEART RATE TRAINING?

It is the process of tracking your heart rate throughout your workout to maximize the efficiency of your fitness program. You can do this most easily using a wearable heart rate monitor like the TICKR, which straps to the chest. Heart rate training uses tested methods to determine the upper and lower intensity limits of your exercise routine so that you can analyze your workouts to optimize your results and get the most out of your time.

WHY SHOULD I HEART RATE TRAIN?

Simply put, heart rate training is the best way to know you’re truly getting the most out of your workouts. If you’re serious about fitness, a quality heart rate monitor is essential to heart rate training so that you can measure how well and for how long you’re hitting your target heart rate.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HEART RATE?

The Wahoo RunFit app makes it easy to determine your personal maximum target heart rate. This is much easier than going the route of expensive and time-consuming medical stress tests. Visit our blog for a breakdown of the 5 heart rate zones. We also recommend our simple three step heart rate validation test in the RunFit App to get your personalized heart rate zones.

WHY SHOULD I TAKE THE TARGET HEART RATE TEST?

Because there’s little accuracy in best guess analysis, we recommend our simple three step stress test for determining your heart rate zones. Just strap on your TICKR heart rate monitor, follow a few simple guidelines and the RunFit app will do all of the calculations based on distance, pace and heart rates needed to optimize your workouts!

UNDERSTANDING TRAINING ZONES

Discover how the different heart rate zones play into your training goals.

ZONE
1

VERY EASY

Slowly jogging. Recovery and
improves overall health.

ZONE
2

EASY

Just jogging. Develops
endurance.

ZONE
3

MODERATE

Steadily striding. Improves
cardiovascular fitness.

ZONE
4

HARD

Rapidly running. Increases
performance capacity.

ZONE
5

MAX EFFORT

Seriously sprinting.
Develops speed.

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FOR YOUR WORKOUT

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SPECIFICATIONS
Heart Rate Sensor Optical ECG ECG
Unit Dimensions (L x W x H) 1.75" x 1.25" x 0.5" 2.75" x 1.5" x 0.5" 2.75" x 1.5" x 0.5"
Weight 12 grams without strap 8.5 grams without strap 8.5 grams without strap
Battery Rechargeable Lithium Ion Coin Cell (CR2032) Coin Cell (CR2032)
Battery Life 30+ Hours Up to 1 year Up to 1 year
Strap Type Arm Chest Chest
Strap Size Range Small 10" x 1" (260mm x 25.4mm)
Large 15" x 1" (375mm x 25.4mm)
23" to 48" 23" to 48"
Water Rating IPX7 (Waterproof up to 5 ft) IPX7 (Waterproof up to 5 ft) IPX7 (Waterproof up to 5 ft)
Washable Strap Yes Yes Yes
On/Off Button Yes No No
Accelorometer Yes Yes Yes
CONNECTIVITY
Wireless Connectivity BLUETOOTH® Low Energy and ANT+® BLUETOOTH® Low Energy and ANT+® BLUETOOTH® Low Energy and ANT+®
Wireless Signal Strength Up to 10 feet Up to 10 feet Up to 10 feet
Phone Compatibility iPhone and Android iPhone and Android iPhone and Android
Third Party App Compatibility Yes Yes Yes
FEATURES
LED Indicator Lights Yes Yes Yes
Heart Rate Tracking Yes Yes Yes
Calorie Tracking Yes Yes Yes
Workout Duration Tracking Yes Yes Yes
Running Analytics No No Cadence, Ground Contact Time, Vertical Oscillation
Treadmill Mode No No Yes
Indoor Cycling Cadence No No Yes
Internal Memory No No 16 Hours
Rep Counting No No With Wahoo's 7 Minute Workout and RunFit
Apple Watch Integration Yes Yes Yes