In the last couple of years we have seen a few wearables hit the market and a new feature that some have introducedis 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
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
Now with Sets & Reps workouts, you can earn PR badges! Sets and Reps also tracks all of your non-PR training weight to your PR history. This is useful for comparing strength training workouts to PR events.
For Time and AMRAP scoring just got smarter. The Kilomodo PR engine is much better at recognizing workout parts that has already been scored. Even when mixing up workout parts, KIlomodo will link performance results as well as deal out PRs.
Check out your PR page today to see the results of all your workouts stacked up.
P.S. We are hard at work to bring PRs to mobile. You can always view PRs with our web version of Kilomodo https://iam.kilomodo.com
This week we have rolled out an enhancement view for workout PRs. Available now is the ability to graphically view all scores for any well known, or repeated workout you’ve scored. This feature is available on the Personal Records page linked under Performance. This view also provides a table with the date you scored the workout, along with a link to the workout detail page where you can review the scores of other athletes that also scored that workout.
We 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.
If you happen to reside in the camp that believes that the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games were too difficult, especially due to the pegboard event, or worse, Murph, I invite you to go with me on a journey back in time. The year is 1962, 9 months after John F. Kennedy presented his famous moon shot speech. It was in this year that JFK challenged the nation once again. This time, the challenge was to make America physically healthy. In his own words, he stated that he believed that a physically healthy citizen would also be a spiritually and mentally healthy citizen. JFK’s challenge to build a stronger America was known as the “Great National Effort”. It was modeled after the PE programming of La Sierra High School. Four thousand high schools across the nation rose to this challenge.Read More
This most certainly does not break down into a single answer, but we feel compelled to share some transparency with the community.
For those of you that use Kilomodo, chances are you may have questioned. How do they plan to make money? In all honesty, we do wish to make a profitable business, but that’s not what is front and center. We do have a plan for that. However, today is about making an awesome product that people love. What I can promise you now is, the experience you enjoy today will remain…dare I say it… free.
We will be introducing features in the future that will require a subscription to access, but the social experience and workout tracking is yours. Really, that’s our gift to the community. We will always continue to improve upon that too. The subscription model is what we will use to build more value beyond the meat and potatoes.
The single most important thing you can do to help us is use it, share it, and provide feedback; good or bad. You can do that by clicking here. Read More
We have introduced a lot of changes into the score sheet in this current release.
In addition to the already existing REP SCHEMA, WEIGHT, DISTANCE, CALORIES and REPS, we have added MOVEMENT scaling.
Scaling movement options from the score sheet – We now provide a drop down in the score sheet for movements that have common modifications. Scored a workout with a movement that you didn’t actually do? No problem, you can always edit your score to keep things accurate. Read More
This article was originally written by Rory Boyden (@roryrooster) on July 27th, 2014
Cheaters have no place in CrossFit.
A cheater is someone who makes a conscious decision to cut (and lie about) the amount of repetitions performed during a workout. The phrase, “if you cheat, you are only cheating yourself” is partly true, but not entirely.