Riding the Giro d’Italia is a great life experience. And Diego Rosa, a rider of Androni Giocattoli Venezuela team, had a great performance at his first Giro d’Italia, finishing 23rd in the overall final rankings.
As we say, you can only improve what you measure. And Coach Team Assistant has made a detailed analysis of Diego during stage 15 of Giro d’Italia, using our Selfloops platform.
The use of Selfloops is not restrained to outdoor activities. The rule that you can only improve what you measure is also applying indoors. Use Selfloops together with a power enabled indoor bike like BODY BIKE Connect and enjoy the advantages of data recording and analysis from your indoor workouts too.
Track bike power, cadence, heart rate, speed, distance, calories to measure your performance. All your data are automatically saved in the Selfloops cloud at the end of the training session, ready to be analyzed. Or shared in Facebook, Twitter or Google+, you decide.
The Selfloops Android application has a new look, a better looking design with improved usability. In the new version is also possible to analyze the activities directly from the application. And if you want the full analysis, just log to the website.
We have just introduced the possibility to highlight and zoom certain areas of the activity graphs in order to allow a finer level of analysis. You can visualize the interval data graphically, and have the averages and max of that part in a table.
This functionality is quite advanced and is entirely implemented in the browser, no need to have a version for a Windows PC, Linux or a Mac. You just need a computer with the browser and you can analyze your data or if you are a coach, the athletes’s data, anywhere and anytime.
This is a feature that can be found in advanced desktop performance analysis software. Since it requires some computing power, at the moment we do not enable it on tablets or smartphones. However, all the other functionalities on Selfloops are completely available on any platform and devices, tablets and smartphones included.
Give it a try.
We have been testing our telemetry and performance analysis platform with the Italian women national cycling team in the Montichiari velodrome. In a velodrome is especially important to have real-time information of cyclists and analyze how their bike power (heart rate and cadence) vary during the trainings. Real-time feedback can be given and progresses follow.
We are constantly improving our services to the fit needs and requirements of athletes and people that like to measure and analyze their activities. A special thank to Edoardo Salvoldi, coach of the women national team.
Our Android applications have been officially certified by the ANT Alliance. The certification process makes sure the applications conform to the standard and therefore they are able to communicate with the many accessories in the ANT+™ ecosystem. The certification guarantees that if you use our applications you can safely and accurately have your ANT+ accessories working.
Another milestone for Selfloops!
You can find our apps in the thisisant website product directory listing together with the accessories and sensors that are compatible with:
The Selfloops Group Fitness application allows real-time group monitoring of heart rate sensors and cardio training . The information appears in the smartphone/tablet display, but it can be projected in a external larger screen if the device has a video output port (e.g. a HDMI port as some Android tablets)
The scope of the app is to make people aware of their fitness performance and to train more effectively when real-time intensity feedback is given. Furthermore, with this app coaches can monitor their class and train people according to their fitness intensity zones.
The number of contemporaneous heart rate sensors supported theoretically could go up to 50 as this is the limit of the ANT+™ standard (the position and the processing power of the receiver may negatively affect this number).
The ANT+ standard is used by Garmin and many others. Therefore, to use the application, your smart phone or tablet must support ANT+. If your smartphone does not natively support ANT+, you can add external accessories to enable it, e.g. our ANT+ accessory (for Android 2.3.4 and higher) or the Garmin USB ANT stick with a USB OTG cable (for Android 3.0 and higher).
HOW IT WORKS
At the start of the session the application will gather data from sensors in proximity.
If the user is registered, a square will pop-up with her name, otherwise she will appear as an anonymous user. You can edit the anonymous user and register her for a future automatic identification. You can also manually register users, if you know the heart rate monitor device number.
Only users with heart rate monitors in proximity will be shown during a session.
In Android devices that natively support ANT+ you have to DISABLE the WiFi for this application to work. The two radio protocols share the same antenna in these devices and ANT+ cannot work continuously.
Selfloops is featured in a cycling book written by coaches of the Italian Cycling Federation and cycling pro teams. The book is “Obiettivi, tipologie e mezzi di allenamento nel ciclismo moderno”, main author Prof. Fabrizio Tacchino, Calzetti & Mariucci editori.
The chapter where we appear is about performance analysis tools and innovation and this is what we do at Selfloops.
We have refreshed the look of our website and it looks much more cooler. But we have not just worked on the external design. We have added a lot of new features to our performance management platform.
A dashboard that summarizes your activities, by week, year and to date. It is important you set your target and visualize how you are progressing toward those targets.
A performance analysis tab that shows your overall activity with stats and graphs
A health status section, because performance management is much more than just training.
A detailed bike power analysis tab with statistics and your critical power graph, showing your best performance and max reached during current and your past trainings.
A team management framework to provide valuable feedback to your athletes, monitor their activities and performance. And a reporting tool, to keep your management team always aligned and updated with the current season and trainings.
This week we joined the Androni Giocattoli Venezuela pro cycling team in their first training camp for the season 2013. The team will use our platform to manage the athletes performance and trainings. The Androni Giocattoli Venezuela is a successful winning team. It has won the Italian championship this year.