Fitbit Charge HR and CrossFit – Part 1

Step Count at 4:30pm
Step Count at 4:30pm

In the last couple of years we have seen a few wearables hit the market and a new feature that some have introduced is the continuous heart rate monitoring.

One of the wearables that peeked my attention was the Fitbit Charge HR. It did have a couple of things right, right out of the box. It has a great battery life, it is pretty small, it is somewhat water resistant, it measures heart rate continuously and the price made it a pretty easy sell for me.

The big feature that I was looking forward to testing was the accuracy of the heart rate measurement. Because once you start keeping track of your heart rate you can start uncovering a lot of new information about your training, your rest and subsequent recovery. Heart rate is also a factor in determining if you are overtrained or getting sick, so this was a game changer for me. Information now could be correlated and backed by a hard number.

Since we gather a lot of metrics here at Kilomodo I also wanted to find out how useful the data collected from the Fitbit would actually make sense to display for the regular Kilomodo user.

After 3 months of wearing it and using it for 54 WODs I can draw the following conclusions (in no particular order): Read More

CrossFit Invictus Programming – Tracking workouts

Invictus Programming

We have started to post the Invictus programming on our platform to make it easy for athletes that follow the program to keep track of their workouts.

If you download our iOS app you will be able to go back pretty far and backfill the WODs you have already completed.

A couple of notes on the programming and how we are building the WODs.

1 – We are trying our best to create the WODs exactly as they are prescribed. Invictus offers a dynamic program so sometimes we are caught a bit off guard with new movements or combinations that our platform does not support, yet. We assure you that we are working to be able to accommodate the programming 100%. Most of the metrics are still gathered, it is just that our summaries might read a bit differently. Read More

New look and Ambassador Program Released

ambassador-3We are proud to announce the release of our new Ambassador Program. We have put together a strategy to get people involved. Our Ambassador program has been developed to promote the Kilomodo experience by providing a way for Athletes, Coaches or Affiliate owners to give their community a way to track their workouts, provide coaches insights into their programming, as well as follow their athlete’s progress. You can check all the details by clicking HERE.

As part of rolling this program, we have also nominated our first Ambassador: Tim Strawn from CrossFit REP is the recipient of our first $100 Rogue gift card.

With this new release we have also updated our look a little bit in order to get ready for our mobile push. Let us know what you think, as always we are open to suggestions.