sensor data

Why Sensor Data Is Important

If you’re paying for a personal trainer, it’s safe to say you want to be getting the best possible advice you can. To ensure this, you want your coach to be as well informed as possible! While you can ensure this by telling your coach your goals, time constraints and restrictions, you should also connect any fitness sensors you have to Fitmo.

We are currently improving our existing sensor connections and adding some new ones. In the coming weeks, you’ll be seeing these updates coming your way.

For now, we have updated integration for Runkeeper, Fitbit, and Jawbone.

 

Here’s what we’ve improved (for iOS, Android coming soon!):

  • Your maps are now interactive – you can zoom in and out to see exactly where you ran!
  • A 7km run on flat ground is not the same as running 7km on hills, and this is obviously important information for your coach. With our new elevation graph, your coach can now see how many meters you climb during your run and how what percentage of time you spent running up or downhill.
  • You can now import and view your heart rate data on a graph. This is essential information for your coach! They can see how hard you’ve pushed yourself, or even if you haven’t pushed enough. To make the most of a heart-rate graph, we recommend running with a heart-rate belt. It’s the best way to provide relevant heart-rate feedback to your coach, along with allowing you to compare your feedback with how you felt your workout went!
  • Finally, we’ve incorporated a pace graph. This will help your coach to see how fast you’re going during your interval training and how much time you take to recover.

 

The combination of all this data allows your coach to see tons of things, including:

  • How fit you are. This can and will impact your next workouts. Fitness levels may vary from day to day. A bad night’s sleep or a cheat day (not that you shouldn’t have cheat days!) will affect your daily performance levels – this will be reflected in your data.
  • How quickly your body recovers in between your high-intensity workouts.
  • Your personal heart rate zones – this allows to the coach to better understand your fitness levels and is essential for optimising your training.
  • Where you ran, for how long and how much effort it took you. This is a super easy way for your coach to see the difference between your long runs and hill training, for example.

So, make sure to connect your workout trackers in Fitmo to get the best from your coach!

How to connect Fitbit, Jawbone, and Runkeeper
How to connect Garmin

But we’re not stopping there, there’s more to come! We’ll be adding these features to Android very soon and we intend to add even more sensors in the future.

Let us know which workout tracker you use, and give us some recommendations on which we should add next!