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Old 07-26-16, 04:59 PM   #1
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Heart Rate Tracking Apps

I just recently started using a wahoo heart rate chest monitor. I am working on improving my fitness while monitoring my heart rate.

I am currently using Strava premium on a one month free trial basis. The strava app is okay but for heart rate tracking it seems pretty general. Is this the norm? Is there better tracking apps for more detailed tracking or is this as good as it gets? If this is about the best there is is there a free app that tracks the same or similar?

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I use Strava and a wrist HR monitor. Not sure what you mean by Strava HR being general. It will include average and max in your general stats and if you click on analysis, all the graphs pop up including HR. If y o u click on any point in the graph it shows you at what point in your ride it occurred.
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What do you want to track on your heart rate? My android app which is also a bicycle tracking app announce heart rate zone and the avg heart rate and current heart rate.
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I use Strava and a wrist HR monitor. Not sure what you mean by Strava HR being general. It will include average and max in your general stats and if you click on analysis, all the graphs pop up including HR. If y o u click on any point in the graph it shows you at what point in your ride it occurred.
I forgot to check the online version. I was just looking at the iphone app which just shows what zone you are in. The online app shows the detail I was hoping for. Is there any free apps out there that track and record like strava premium?
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I forgot to check the online version. I was just looking at the iphone app which just shows what zone you are in. The online app shows the detail I was hoping for. Is there any free apps out there that track and record like strava premium?
Install and try on your phone. Usually the free ones you cant save data or upload to social site.
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I don't use Strava, I am just not that hyper-competitive. However, I do use that heart rate monitor on my Garmin 810. Mostly it just provides me with interesting data.
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Is there any free apps out there that track and record like strava premium?
I don't know what Strava premium is like, but I use Endomondo on my phone and it tracks heart rate.
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I use Runtastic Road Bike Pro and it has a menu for heart rate and a chart for it also.

I dont find any use for heart rate monitor other than to proof that my heart really do jump to other zone when I am in stress or not.

Now I wonder if heart rate info is use to more accurately calculate calories burned? Then it might be good to use it.
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I forgot to check the online version. I was just looking at the iphone app which just shows what zone you are in. The online app shows the detail I was hoping for. Is there any free apps out there that track and record like strava premium?
strava free will still track HR data, they don't give you all the "analysis" but the data is still there in all the detail on the web version, and you can do your own analysis
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I forgot to check the online version. I was just looking at the iphone app which just shows what zone you are in. The online app shows the detail I was hoping for. Is there any free apps out there that track and record like strava premium?
Have you tried the Wahoo Fitness app?

For iPhone I prefer Cyclemeter, but it's not technically "free".
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I don't use Strava, I am just not that hyper-competitive. However, I do use that heart rate monitor on my Garmin 810. Mostly it just provides me with interesting data.
Yeah, for me what's important is to know my current HR, and to be able to see how much time I spent in each zone. Sometimes the HR graph helps but usually time in zone is what I want.

I know the Mio Go app does this pretty well, but it won't work with a Tickr HRM. Maybe Wahoo has an app for this?

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Wahoo ride summary (android) shows HR zone percentages as "warm up", fat burn, aerobic, anaerobic, spd/power. You set up your personal HR zones ( if u know them) in the user settings, or you can let it auto set them. I think it bases it on age/weight and it's probably not very accurate , but it gets in the ballpark.
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I use I Cardio and like it as it has several options for activities as well as storing data online. I have a minor heart condition and use it mostly for spin class as I can look back over workouts and see how my numbers are going. I use the Mio Fuze and find it very good I cannot speak for accuracy but i think I at least get the trend of what is going on. As far a calories burned I suspect that does relate to heart rate and is at best an estimate. Map MY Ride also intefaces with the Mio Fuze
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I just recently started using a wahoo heart rate chest monitor. I am working on improving my fitness while monitoring my heart rate.

I am currently using Strava premium on a one month free trial basis. The strava app is okay but for heart rate tracking it seems pretty general. Is this the norm? Is there better tracking apps for more detailed tracking or is this as good as it gets? If this is about the best there is is there a free app that tracks the same or similar?

TIA!
Have you tried the Wahoo Fitness app? I use this for cycling or any workout I do with my Polar HR monitor. It has burn and burst zones based on age and heart rate. Also, the data is exportable to Strava.
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