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KUBIOS HRV – v3.0

A new version of KUBIOS HRV software has just been announced. There is a well-featured free version and a premium version. I would class KUBIOS as ‘advanced’ HRV software. A bit too advanced fro my needs although I did use the previous version a little. 1) Kubios HRV Premium, which is our heart rate variability…

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HRV Course : Elite HRV

The Foundations of Heart Rate Variability course enrolment is closing in March. There’s a discount code if you want to sign up to it (Coupon code ‘TFK’). This could be an interesting course if you’ve ever wanted to take your use of HRV to the next level. https://hrvcourse.com/learn-more As you may be aware, the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)…

HRV – How good is your HRV…and does it matter?

I’ve often wondered what ‘normal’ HRV was. Am I normal? Am I average? I like to think I am special. No-one else does 🙁 Anyway below is an interesting article which might help you put YOUR OWN HRV score into some perspective. The original is here: > http://www.elitehrv.com/normal-heart-rate-variability-age-gender/. When I last looked Elite HRV was…

IN DEPTH: The Quest For Wet HRV – Swimming HRV Underwater – Finally

I started off a couple of years ago with the intention to record ‘every heartbeat’ that I do in exercise. Not because I like collecting things but rather to get a more holistic view of the Training Load (TL) of my triathlon efforts. With a better view of my training load I could, for example,…

Camera HRV

An interesting app from Marco Altini. HRV measurement by using the camera on your iPhone (not Android). Some models (iPhone 5 or 6) can take HRV-accurate readings from your finger suing the phone’s camera effectively as a heart rate monitor. Here are some more links if you want to find out more. Click on the…

Elite HRV v2.0 Released

A significant update yesterday was announced to the Elite HRV app which remains free to use on ANDROID and iOS. Full details are available on the Google Playstore. There are many notable changes from earlier versions. Immediately of note to me was that the developers appear to have fixed Bluetooth compatibility issues with older, apparently…

HRV App: Garmin 920XT IQ

A nice (free) app on the Garmin IQ store/ Works on the 920XT and other new models.   Based on a quick morning reading with an aid to guide your breathing. Still more work to be done but a great start and potentially one of the most useful Garmin IQ Apps.   Get your firmware on your…

New ithlete app – better insights into HRV

We’ve just heard that the new ithlete app has been released/ ithlete pro. Presumably still based on the same underlying HRV engine from HRV Fit Ltd. The following video tells you a bit more about it. Having had a quick glance; the feature that stands out is the ability to start to discern the causes…

Firstbeat Athlete – Software mini-review

This product is now discontinued. It still works though. See comments at the end. This is an overview of some of the more interesting functionality you can find in FIRSTBEAT ATHLETE software. Polar and Suunto users can get some additional insights into their training over an above their watch-vendor’s standard software offerings. Garmin users too will…

Should I train today? How to decide? using Firstbeat + Sporttracks + BIOFORCEHRV Garmin 920XT

This morning, when faced with the decision of “Should I train? or not” I have several bits of kit that tell me different things. Being a grown-up I don’t listen to them slavishly but I DO take into account the information I am being presented with. Here are some thoughts: 1. After yesterday’s session my…

Useful Triathlon Apps & Tools

I’d like help to compile a useful list of triathlon apps, other than the ‘main’ ones like Garmin’s or Strava. So, for example, I’d be interested in a tyre circumference calculator based on tyre size. Here is one to work out Heart Rate Training Zones based on LTHR: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app2droid.hrzc.base&hl=en Here’s James Driscoll’s pace calculator: http://www.dialsolutions.com/run/…