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Old 04-28-15, 08:57 AM
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One of the bullets is: "VO2 Max: VO2 max refers to the maximum volume of oxygen used during exercise, and is the primary indicator of cardiovascular fitness. Traditionally, measuring VO2 Max is cumbersome. Not anymore. Microsoft Band estimates VO2 max based on heart rate information. Now customers can track how their VO2 max increases as they improve fitness level and achieve their wellness goals, simply."

Firstbeat (Garmin, Polar, Suunto, etc) require heart and power to calculate cycling VO2max. How is Microsoft able to do it with just heart? Or is that only for running?
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