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

PR Enhancements

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PR Enhancements

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

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Team Kilomodo!