Garmin Revamps Training Readiness Abilities and HRV STATUS

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Garmin Revamps Training Readiness Abilities & HRV STATUS

via @JohnW, thank you

We learnt a while back that Garmin is launching revamped training readiness, a race widget and its HRV Status, Garmin even kindly leaked us a tantalising image of a part of all that on the 955 (image, above). We will obviously see some more details on Wednesday when the Forerunner 955 and FR 255 are released but more has just been leaked. Here’s what we knew before today

  • “Personalized Reports: From the moment you wake up, get a training readiness score based on your sleep quality, recovery, training load and more, so you can determine whether it’s a good day to go hard — or take it easy. Get ready for your next race with the race widget — which provides training tips, personalized daily suggested workouts and completion time predictions based on course details, weather and performance. With HRV status, gain a deeper understanding of your overall health, recovery and training performance through HRV while you sleep, based on technology developed by Garmin’s Firstbeat Analytics™ team.”

Oh. Wait a minute. You can’t wait until Wednesday because you are a tad impatient? Fear not.

Further below I’ve listed full technical details on the HRV features in the Connect app. The info is quite long so I’ll summarise it first

A Summary & Comments

Garmin seems to be adding a measure of Training Readiness based on overnight HRV and also a broader HRV Status measure that looks at across last week.

HRV Status: Finally! Garmin seems to have ‘got’ HRV as we will see with the updates this week. Their new HRV status requires your to wear the watch at night for about 3 weeks and this then creates your typical range. I’m assuming this typical range will continually update over time although I have to point out that leading HRV tools use longer periods than 3 weeks to determine baselines.

It’s also worth pointing out that an absolute HRV value is meaningless so your typical HRV range will give Garmin the context it needs to interpret your recent HRV plus your nightly HRV. Hopefully, Garmin is moving away from 24×7 Body Battery which is interesting and looks pretty but is largely meaningless, Garmin is now focussing on nightly readings and that is where some scientific rigour can be brought to bear by interrogating full night of proper HRV readings.

Garmin has moved along similar lines to Whoop as and HRV Status introduces a comparison of the last 7 days against your baseline.

Interestingly, however, Garmin uses a less used HRV calculation called SDRR, normally others are used that include SDNN and rMSSD. If I recall, SDNN was the measure originally used by Apple but they moved to rMSSD mainly because that’s what most consumer tools in the industry use. I think SDNN and rMSSD essentially show almost the same thing and that SDNN can more naturally exclude extreme (ectopic) heartbeats? (Someone chip in please to correct that).

7-Day HRV Messages: In the image above we see that the owner is “HRV Balanced”. The new information we have shows the full spectrum of feedback messages.

Balanced – Invalid – Low – No Status – Poor – Unbalanced

It’s nice that Garmin is big enough to just be honest and say sometimes that the data can be Invalid – I would guess that MANY apps and watches try to fudge these types of information!

The information, below, shows that Garmin has 7 different feedback messages for LOW 7-day HRV. It’s not entirely clear to me whether these 7 different messages mean the same thing

Training Readiness: The Training Readiness messages below suggest that Garmin reports on your nightly HRV by interrogating changes to your lifestyle/training such as your sleep patterns, training load trends or recent HRV trend changes.

Opinion: this looks good. This MIGHT negate the need for athletes to rely on 3rd party HRV apps like HRV4Training. Don’t forget the quality of the sensor data and Garmin needs to improve there.

 

———- APK extract below.

Full Details – from the Connect App.

Receiving an HRV Status

To receive an HRV baseline and HRV status, wear your compatible Garmin device while sleeping on most days for approximately 3 consecutive weeks. Your HRV baseline, which is a personalized measurement of your typical HRV ranges at night, will become more accurate over time as you continue to wear your device.

Your 7-Day Average

Heart rate variability (HRV) is a statistical measure of the specific changes in time between successive heartbeats. Garmin’s HRV status measurement is taken while you sleep, and it provides a 7-day average of your HRV in comparison to your personal HRV baseline.

 

 

Overnight HRV

Test Overnight HRV Gauge graph

Your Garmin device calculates two different HRV measurements: SDRR and RMSSD. Both are measured in milliseconds, and the differences between them are subtle. SDRR is the standard deviation in time between heartbeats, which is sometimes referred to as the “RR interval.” It’s a useful reading for getting a sense of overall cardiac health during regular daily activities.

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<string name=”ohrv_chip_title_overnight_averages”>Overnight Averages</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_balanced_1″>Your HRV is back in balance. Your overall training regimen is having a positive impact on HRV status.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_balanced_2″>Your HRV status looks good! Your body is handling its current training load quite nicely.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_balanced_3″>Last night’s HRV was lower than usual. While it’s normal for HRV to vary from day to day, you may want to take it easy today if you feel tired.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_balanced_4″>Your HRV is back in balance. Continue with your current training and recovery balance to maintain this HRV status.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_balanced_5″>Your HRV looks good! Balanced HRV status indicates that your training load and recovery are in symmetry.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_balanced_6″>Balanced HRV is a sign that your body, and thus your nervous system, have had adequate time to recover.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_balanced_7″>Maintaining balanced HRV status like this helps both your performance and overall well-being.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_balanced_8″>Excellent! Keeping your HRV status balanced with both training and recovery can lead to improved overall health.</string>
    <string name=”ohrv_feedback_low_1″>Your HRV status has dropped to low as a result of harder training. Blend training with recovery to achieve better balance.</string>
    <string name=”ohrv_feedback_low_2″>Your HRV status has dropped to low. This may be due to harder training and accumulated fatigue.</string>
    <string name=”ohrv_feedback_low_3″>Your lower-than-usual HRV may indicate excess fatigue. Try to focus on recovery between training sessions.</string>
    <string name=”ohrv_feedback_low_4″>Your lower-than-usual HRV may be a sign that you haven’t recovered sufficiently from recent training.</string>
    <string name=”ohrv_feedback_low_5″>Last night\’s HRV was within your usual range. Focus on rest and recovery to maintain this positive trend.</string>
    <string name=”ohrv_feedback_low_6″>Your HRV status is moving closer to balanced. Focus on more recovery measures to continue this improvement.</string>
    <string name=”ohrv_feedback_low_7″>Lower-than-usual HRV like this may indicate excess strain. Focus on rest and recharging to promote HRV recovery.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_onboarding_1″>Wear your watch while sleeping for about 3 weeks to reveal insights on your HRV status.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_onboarding_2″>Wear your watch while sleeping on most nights to receive an updated 7-day HRV average.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_poor_1″>Your HRV is well below the normal range but has been improving. Focus on regular physical activity, good diet and other healthy habits to continue this trend.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_poor_2″>Your HRV is improving but still far below normal. Focusing on good balance between physical activity and recovery can help it improve.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_poor_3″>Your HRV is well below normal but has shown signs of improvement. High-quality sleep and other healthy habits can help you reach balance.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_poor_4″>Your HRV is still quite low but headed in the right direction. Try to manage stress and increase recovery measures to improve it even more.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_poor_5″>Your HRV is well below the normal range, which may be a sign of excess strain. Be sure to balance physical activity with rest and recovery.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_poor_6″>Your HRV is well below normal, which may indicate high stress. Seek balance through relaxation and good activity-recovery balance.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_poor_7″>Continuously low HRV can be improved with a focus on regular physical activity, good diet and other healthy habits.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_poor_8″>Your HRV is well below the normal range. Focus on quality sleep and other healthy habits to help improve it.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_unbalanced_1″>Your HRV status just changed to unbalanced due to higher HRV recently. This may indicate fatigue from harder training.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_unbalanced_10″>Unbalanced HRV status may be a sign of fatigue. Be sure to add some recovery measures to your training regimen.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_unbalanced_11″>Last night\’s HRV was within your usual range. You are one step closer to balanced HRV status.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_unbalanced_12″>Your lower-than-usual HRV may indicate the need for more recovery. If you feel fatigued, take some time to rest.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_unbalanced_2″>Your higher-than-usual HRV may be due to more focus on low-intensity training recently. Strive for more balance in your training.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_unbalanced_3″>Your HRV is higher than usual, which may be due to strain from harder training. Add some recovery measures to help your HRV achieve balance.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_unbalanced_4″>Your HRV is much higher than usual. Try to focus on better recovery along with your usual training.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_unbalanced_5″>Last night\’s HRV was within your usual range. You are one step closer to balanced HRV status.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_unbalanced_6″>Your higher-than-usual HRV may indicate the need for more recovery. If you feel fatigued, take some time to rest.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_unbalanced_7″>Your 7-day HRV average has dropped below your baseline. High training load may have caused this HRV status, so remember to focus on recovery.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_unbalanced_8″>Make sure you are taking adequate recovery measures after harder training to improve your HRV balance.</string>
<string name=”ohrv_feedback_unbalanced_9″>Your HRV status is moving closer to balanced. A focus on recovery after harder training can help you reach your baseline.</string>

<string name=”ohrv_help_description”>Heart rate variability (HRV) is a statistical measure of the specific changes in time between successive heartbeats. Garmin’s HRV status measurement is taken while you sleep, and it provides a 7-day average of your HRV in comparison to your personal HRV baseline.</string>
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<string name=”ohrv_help_link”>Learn More from Frontiers in Public Health</string>

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HRV Status
Balanced
Invalid
Low
No Status
Poor
Unbalanced

<string name=”tr_wear_you_watch_to_reveal_your_training_readiness”>Wear your watch continuously for three days to reveal your training readiness.</string>

<string name=”tr_acwr_display_good”>Optimal</string>
<string name=”tr_acwr_display_moderate”>High</string>
<string name=”tr_acwr_display_poor_very_poor”>Very high</string>
<string name=”tr_acwr_display_very_good”>Low</string>
<string name=”tr_display_none”>Not enough data</string>
<string name=”tr_factor_acute_load”>Acute Load</string>
<string name=”tr_factor_hrv_status”>HRV Status</string>
<string name=”tr_factor_recovery_time”>Recovery Time</string>
<string name=”tr_factor_sleep_score_history”>Sleep Score History</string>
<string name=”tr_factor_stress_history”>Stress History</string>
<string name=”tr_factors”>Factors</string>
<string name=”tr_fb_unknown”>Unknown</string>
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<string name=”tr_fbl_high_hrv_low”>Your readiness looks great, but pay attention to your HRV. It’s low, which may indicate excessive strain.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_high_hrv_unbalanced”>Your readiness looks great, but keep an eye on your HRV. It’s unbalanced, which may indicate fatigue.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_high_rt_available_ss_highest”>You slept well, and your body is ready for action.</string>
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<string name=”tr_fbl_high_rt_available_ss_highest_sleep_history_pos”>Your sleep has been good lately. It has your body ready for action.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_high_rt_available_ss_unknown”>You’ve had enough time to recover, and you are ready to go.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_high_rt_available_ss_unknown_acwr_pos”>Your lighter training lately has set you up for a productive day.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_high_rt_available_ss_unknown_sleep_history_pos”>Your good recovery and good sleep history have boosted training readiness.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_high_rt_highest_ss_available”>Nice job! You are well-rested and ready for action.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_high_rt_highest_ss_available_acwr_pos”>Nice work. Your lighter training lately has your body recovered and ready.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_high_rt_highest_ss_available_sleep_history_pos”>Nice work. Good sleep and recovery lately has your body ready to go.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_event_date”>Push beyond your current readiness by maintaining a strong mindset.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_hrv_low”>Your low HRV may indicate excessive fatigue.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_hrv_unbalanced”>Your unbalanced HRV may indicate excessive fatigue.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_rt_high_ss_good_or_mod”>You may need to recover more to fully benefit from additional training.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_rt_high_ss_poor”>Poor sleep has reduced your training readiness. You may need to recover more.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_rt_high_ss_unknown”>You may need to recover more to fully benefit from additional training.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_rt_mod_or_low_ss_good”>You got good sleep, but you may need to recover more to fully benefit from additional training.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_rt_mod_or_low_ss_good_acwr_neg”>You slept well, but you have trained more than usual. It has reduced your training readiness.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_rt_mod_or_low_ss_good_awake_neg”>You slept well last night, but your sub-optimal sleep-wake cycle has reduced your training readiness.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_rt_mod_or_low_ss_good_sleep_history_neg”>You slept well last night, but less-than-optimal sleep history has reduced your training readiness.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_rt_mod_or_low_ss_good_stress_history_neg”>You slept well, but high stress lately has reduced your training readiness.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_rt_mod_or_low_ss_mod”>You didn’t sleep great, and it has reduced your training readiness. You may need to recover more.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_rt_mod_or_low_ss_mod_acwr_neg”>Less-than-optimal sleep and more training than usual have reduced your training readiness.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_rt_mod_or_low_ss_mod_awake_neg”>Less-than-optimal sleep last night and your sub-optimal sleep-wake cycle have reduced your training readiness.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_rt_mod_or_low_ss_mod_sleep_history_neg”>Less-than-optimal sleep history has reduced your training readiness.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_rt_mod_or_low_ss_mod_stress_history_neg”>Less-than-optimal sleep and high stress lately have reduced your training readiness.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_low_rt_mod_or_low_ss_poor”>Poor sleep has reduced your training readiness.</string>
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<string name=”tr_fbl_low_rt_mod_or_low_ss_unknown_stress_history_neg”>High stress lately has reduced your training readiness.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_mod_event_date”>Your current training readiness has you prepared to achieve strong results!</string>
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<string name=”tr_fbl_mod_hrv_unbalanced”>Your readiness looks okay, but keep an eye on your HRV. It’s unbalanced, which may indicate fatigue.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_mod_rt_high_ss_good”>You need more time to recover, but good sleep last night gave your readiness a boost.</string>
<string name=”tr_fbl_mod_rt_high_ss_mod”>Your sleep and recovery needs have set you back a bit, but you’re still in good shape for today.</string>
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<string name=”tr_fbs_boosted_by_good_sleep”>Boosted by good sleep</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_boosted_by_lighter_training”>Boosted by lighter training</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_energized_by_good_sleep”>Energized by good sleep</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_excellent_recovery”>Excellent recovery</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_find_time_to_recharge”>Find time to recharge</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_find_time_to_relax”>Find time to relax</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_focus_on_energy_levels”>Focus on energy levels</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_focus_on_recovery”>Focus on recovery</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_focus_on_sleep_patterns”>Focus on sleep patterns</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_focus_on_sleep_quality”>Focus on sleep quality</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_go_get_it”>Go get it!</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_good_recovery”>Good recovery</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_good_sleep_history”>Good sleep history</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_good_sleep_last_night”>Good sleep last night</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_high_recovery_needs”>High recovery needs</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_let_your_body_recover”>Let your body recover</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_listen_to_your_body”>Listen to your body</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_low_recovery_needs”>Low recovery needs</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_primed_and_ready”>Primed and ready</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_primed_for_performance”>Primed for performance</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_reach_for_your_goals”>Reach for your goals</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_ready_for_action”>Ready for action</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_ready_for_the_day”>Ready for the day</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_ready_to_go”>Ready to go</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_recovered_and_ready”>Recovered and ready</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_recovery_in_progress”>Recovery in progress</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_rested_and_ready”>Rested and ready</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_stay_strong”>Stay strong</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_take_it_easy”>Take it easy</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_take_on_the_day”>Take on the day</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_time_to_recharge”>Time to recharge</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_time_to_shine”>Time to shine!</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_time_to_slow_down”>Time to slow down</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_well_recovered”>Well-recovered</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_well_rested”>Well-rested</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_well_rested_and_recovered”>Well-rested and recovered</string>
<string name=”tr_fbs_working_hard”>Working hard</string>
<string name=”tr_help_first_section”>In addition to a numeric score that ranges from 0 to 100, you will receive a rating of prime, high, moderate, low or poor for your training readiness. This is accompanied by a feedback phrase that explains your current training readiness or provides suggestions on how to manage it.\n\nTraining readiness is continuously calculated and changes dynamically on your Garmin device throughout the day. However, only your score early each morning from your Preferred Activity Tracker is displayed in Garmin Connect for that day.</string>
<string name=”tr_help_screen_subtitle”>Training readiness measures factors such as sleep, recovery time, training load, stress and HRV status to determine how prepared you are to benefit from training on that day.</string>
<string name=”tr_help_second_section”>To receive a training readiness score, wear your Garmin device continuously for three consecutive days, including during sleep. (Some factors, such as training load and HRV status, take a bit longer to calculate accurately.) If you do not wear your device during sleep, you may still receive a training readiness rating, but you will not receive a numeric score for that day. The more frequently you wear your device, the more accurate your training readiness estimates will become over time.</string>
<string name=”tr_help_second_section_title”>Receiving a Training Readiness Score</string>
<string name=”tr_help_third_section”>Training readiness can be a valuable metric as you are training for an event, or just for training in general. Ratings of prime or high may indicate that you could get a lot of benefit from training on that day. Moderate ratings mean that you are ready to train, but you may have a factor or two that is worth your attention. Low or poor ratings are an indication that it might be time to ease up a bit before challenging the body again. The dynamic feedback phrases will also provide insights on things that you can work on to improve your training readiness scores in the future.\n\nWith your training readiness score, keep in mind that fatigue can sometimes be beneficial. It allows the body to recover and adapt in order to achieve even greater training benefits. Therefore, you can continue to train occasionally even if your current readiness is at a lower level.\n\nOver time, you can use the training readiness reports in Garmin Connect to look at your historic training readiness and recognize trends. This can help you optimize your training readiness moving forward.</string>
<string name=”tr_help_third_section2″>Training readiness can be a valuable metric as you are training for an event, or just for training in general. Ratings of prime or high may indicate that you could get a lot of benefit from training on that day. Moderate ratings mean that you are ready to train, but you may have a factor or two that is worth your attention. Low or poor ratings are an indication that it might be time to ease up a bit before challenging the body again. The dynamic feedback phrases will also provide insights on things that you can work on to improve your training readiness scores in the future.\n\nWith your training readiness score, keep in mind that fatigue can sometimes be beneficial. It allows the body to recover and adapt in order to achieve even greater training benefits. Therefore, you can continue to train occasionally even if your current readiness is at a lower level.</string>
<string name=”tr_help_third_section_title”>About Your Training Readiness Reading</string>
<string name=”tr_hrv_display_good_very_good”>Balanced</string>
<string name=”tr_hrv_display_moderate”>Unbalanced</string>
<string name=”tr_hrv_display_poor”>Low</string>
<string name=”tr_hrv_display_very_poor”>Poor</string>

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26 thoughts on “Garmin Revamps Training Readiness Abilities and HRV STATUS

  1. Looks almost like an on-device Elite HRV type thing… won’t replace it for me as I’ve been using it for years, but cool nevetheless

    1. yeah hrv4 training, bioforce, elite hrv other options too. i just think the key point is that they finally understand now how to do it properly. that actually makes it more attractive to me too (personally)

  2. Now it would be great if they had a smart band like Vivosmart to be capable of this apart from the high end watches. If not, in my opinion it’s a lost opportunity for Garmin. They could have released a Vivosport 2( with GPS and this features). A smart band for daily use and sleeping and the high end watches for workouts.

  3. A whoop competitor and the sell point the same as Garmin has used with Vivosmart. No monthly fees or subscriptions.

  4. Looks promising. I can get behind wearing my Garmin at night (and during activities), but I hope this doesn’t require wearing it during the day. I still find the Apple Watch more useful to me day-to-day.

  5. A big question here is if their accuracy is good for hrv measurements. Hope this means if they use more hrv data they will fix their code that gets hrv off ant sensor data (doesn’t currently handle dropped ant packets like it should which may be from being an old code base where devices like the 305 couldn’t easily do the extra computations needed)

    1. gramin optical hrv is not good.
      garbage in…garbage out.
      tho i think you refer to a strap and yes I agree with the dropped packets point and continually wonder why ant+ is seen as accurate by others in the HRV sense.

  6. No particular issue with HRV, I use a manual check already, but very concerned that sleep ‘performance’ might be factored in when Garmin’s sleep tracking is absolutely the worst I’ve ever experienced. Not only are my Fenix 6 Pro and 6 X Pro abysmally inaccurate for sleep tracking but also Garmin cannot accommodate bimodal sleeping or daytime naps. Perhaps an example where an ability to walk before trying to run may provide advantages?

  7. But Garmin’s Sleep Tracking is the worst ever I used.
    And Optical HR sensor’s result is not the best. The heart rate of the Apple Watch is close to that of the Polar H10. The rest of the brands didn’t seem to make much difference.

  8. Compared to other brands, Garmin has a long battery life and a well-organized mobile app.
    However, the accuracy of altitude, heart rate, and sleep monitoring analysis is not as good as other companies’ price quality.

    Also, the functional stability of the initial firmware when it was first released was low. Users become beta testers of expensive watches. Even after that, the level of perfection for each firmware version is on the low side.
    In the end, it seems to be obsessed with external specifications rather than completeness or accuracy.

  9. It would be terribly silly if it wasn’t. Might even show up on the Fenix 6.

    Open your Connect app, scroll down to “edit my day” and take a look. HRV-Status & Training Readiness are already there.

  10. Okay, but that doesn’t really matter. They wouldn’t outdate their premium line of watches like that after a couple of months. That would be just dumb.

  11. I’m not clear here when rMSSD is used and when SDRR is used, since both are mentioned. Is there a way to choose one or the other, or both are reported but only SDRR is used for the other metrics?

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