Each heart rate monitor has a unique identifier built-in. The identifier is a number that it is uniquely assigned to a heart rate monitor.
The device number must be associated with a user. Once the association is made, every time a person will wear that heart rate monitor, our application will automatically recognize him. This must only be done once.
Our cloud services make it easy to manage the associations and keep your data safe. All your data in our cloud services are backed up. If you change or break your device you can easily recover all your data with the press of a button.
you can connect multiple TVs with just one single tablet. You need to use a device called “HDMI video splitter“.
This device gets as input a single HDMI input (from the tablet) and splits it to multiple outputs (the TVs).
See the picture below for a brief explanation on what it means training in the different heart rate zones. The colors are the same used in the Group Fitness applications. Click on the picture below to download the pdf file to use for your own reference or to distribute it to your customers.
Athletes and coaches are used to analyze the so called Critical Power (CP) curve. The CP curve shows the power an athlete can sustain for a certain period of time. For example a CP5 of 500W means the rider was able to sustain an average of 500W for 5 seconds as its best performance in all his rides. See our previous post Analyze your power output.
Today, we have added an additional metric to the CP analysis, that is the average heart rate during that effort. The heart rate metric adds an additional insight and quantifies the impact of that effort on the body.
The Critical Power analysis can be used with bike power, rowing power and running power.
At equal power performances, the lower heart rate highlights an athlete in a better shape and form.
With the Peak Power Evolution line chart, it is possible to follow the evolution of each CP line (CP5 seconds,CP10 seconds,etc.) and how the power and heart rate evolve with time. The range period can be selected.
We believe this is an additional advanced analysis that can be used to help athletes improve and reach their potential.
You have asked, we have implemented it. Calories are now shown on the main screen during a session. To enable this functionality, make sure you enable “recording” and that each user has been registered with an email address.
Classes is an advanced booking and reservation system for our Group Fitness service.
If you need to assign bikes (bike power and bike cadence sensors), rowers, HRMs (loaners) then this is what you need.
We have added bike cadence sensors support to our Group Fitness Premium app. We support any ANT+ bike cadence sensors.
The Premium application can now track bike power, bike cadence, heart rate, Concept2 rowers and SkiErgs.
Alex Zanardi has won a gold medal at the latest Rio Paralympics 2016. But it is not the victory that we want to highlight here but the man and his story.
Alex was a successful Formula 1 driven that lost both his legs in a tragic accidents while racing. He did not give up. He was determined to continuing his life.
Some quotes from Alex after the gold medal (excerpts from this BBC article):
“When you find yourself in a certain situation you have to identify where you want to go and focus on what you can achieve on that given day. Whether it is a small thing or big one, step-by-step you can make things happen.”
“At the time I was asked if I would ever step back in a race car, but what was very important for me was to go into the bathroom and pee on my own, but I could not do that. I had to be helped. That was my number one priority. Day by day I managed to regain control and strength, regain some confidence and concentrate on different things and here I am now.”
With the latest PM5 firmware update, version 22, Concept2 rowers are fully supported by our Group Fitness Premium application.
Technically, the latest firmware brings the ANT FE-C standard support.
To upgrade the firmware on your PM5 monitor, use the Concept2 Utility application.
After the update, you can enable the broadcast streaming in the PM5 with:
More/Turn Wireless On/Or connect with ANT will enable FE-C for the remainder of the session.
In the application, you just need to press “Start” and you’ll visualize multiple rowers at the same time on the screen.
After the session, you can upload the data on Selfloops and get a more advanced analysis and an historical account of all your sessions. This allows you to keep track of your efforts and analyze your sports performance, including your progresses. And you can share this information with your coach too.
Giro del Trentino 2016, Stage 2. Two out of three of the riders in the podium use Selfloops to track and analyze sports performance! Congrats Nippo–Vini Fantini and Gazprom-RusVelo nice to see such photo! (photo credit Stefano Sirotti)
Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali 2016, Stage 1b (TTT). Two of the teams in the podium use Selfloops! Well done Gazprom-RusVelo and Unieuro Wilier.