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