ithlete Heart Rate Variability (HRV) App
For anyone who enjoys competitive sports, ithlete is the ONLY iPhone or Android application that accurately measures, predicts and adjusts a PERSONAL training regimen to maximise your athletic performance whilst maintaining excellent health.
- Gain new confidence in your training knowing when to train, how hard to train & when to rest
- Maximise your fitness & performance whilst avoiding overtraining & potential sickness
- Enjoy your rest days - you know you're getting fitter!
How To Use
The idea is quite simple. Take a 1 minute measurement every morning and train as normal. If your reading drops significantly, take this as an early warning that you are overloading the system. A small drop is OK as long as you recover. Training is all about stress and recovery and a hard session will lower your number. But if it stays low even with rest you could be on the edge of trouble. Using ithlete daily to monitor training stress is the best thing you can do to make your training safe and effective.
How It Works
Monitoring Heart Rate Variability, so much more valuable than just monitoring heart rate.
Most fitness enthusiasts know that you don't get fitter during exercise, you get fitter recovering from exercise. Judging the right balance of training load and recovery is a challenge even for experienced athletes. Measuring and tracking your individual daily fatigue and recovery level is the principle behind ithlete.
The human heart is a great barometer of overall physical and mental condition. Everyone knows that your heart rate gets faster when you exercise. What a lot of people don't know is that there is information in the way your heart beat intervals vary at rest that can be captured using heart rate variability (HRV). Increased HRV is linked to good health and a high level of fitness, whilst decreased HRV is linked to stress, fatigue and even burnout.
The ithlete app measures your HRV whilst you breathe in a relaxed way and presents the results in a convenient 100 pt scale that is stored for tracking.
Please note: We have discovered a compatibility option with iOS 8 that prevents new installs of ithlete from launching. We are working on a solution and will submit to Apple asap.
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