BSX Insight Review

BSX Insight XM2

The 2nd Generation BSX Insight device measures muscle oxygenation through Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy and also estimates your Lactate Threshold Heart Rates (LTHR, LT2). Benefits The benefits are two-fold. Firstly it provides a convenient, personal means of assessing the progress of your training through trends in LTHR. Secondly it gives you data as you exercise to…

Garmin joins with LIFEQ – what about TomTom?

The clever little optical sensor in TomTom’s highly successful Runner2/SPARK was developed by South African company LIFEQ – seen here on the right. Whilst we have all figured out by now that optical HR on the wrist has its limitations, TomTom’s implementation was good. Indeed, LIFEQ’s measurement solution is validated (here). All well and good. Presumably…

Moxy Monitor Review - Garmin 920XT

MOXY Monitor: Setting Up and a Review of my 515 Test

The MOXY Monitor device measures muscle oxygenation through Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (NIRS). MOXY uses the nature of the reflected light to determine the amount of oxygenated blood. Oxygen in the muscle of an endurance athlete is obviously important. Although as we shall start to see, muscle oxygenation is more complex than a layman’s understanding of HR. Unboxing +…

MOXY Infographic

Rather than read someone like me wittering on about SmO2, here’s a nice infographic from MOXY. Of particular interest half way down is the uses of this kind of product. It really is NOT JUST for working out something equivalent to your lactate threshold. We’ve all got a bit bored with HR, pace, speed, cadence,…

BSX Insight Muscle Oxygen SMO2 LTHR Lactate Threshold

BSX Insight – New Insights into SMO2 and LTHR

Some great development from BSX Insight. The clue is in the name: INSIGHT. Their rather awesome Lactate sensor is being further augmented to enable muscle oxygen measurement in realtime. Great Stuff. I’ve used SM02 measurement before with a Withings handheld device that always showed the same figure. This is different !! ACTIONABLE information for when you…