Viewing heart rate data
All the heart rate courses at your school are listed on the Courses page. Your latest heart rate courses are listed also on Dashboard. For more information, see Viewing heart rate courses.
- Go to Courses.
- Find the course on the course lists (Ongoing courses/Finished courses), or use the search.
- Click the row or the icon to open the course.
- The Course summary page shows the following Course information:
- number of students,
- number of lessons,
- evaluation type,
- start date, and
- end date.
It also shows:
- achieved percentage of target time in target zone (group average),
- time spent in different heart rate zones (group average), and
- list of lessons.
The list of lessons shows the following information for each lesson:
- date and time,
- target zone,
- time spent in different heart rate zones, and
- lesson duration.
Click / to open/close all the lessons. Click to open/close an individual lesson. When you open a lesson, the following information is shown:
- a horizontal bar shows the minutes each student has spent in the target zone,
- a green vertical line shows the target time in target zone in minutes,
- a red vertical line shows the group average minutes spent in target zone, and
- saved data percentage for each student (data can be missing, for example, if the student had to leave the class for a few minutes and the connection between the heart rate measuring device and the Polar GoFit app was interrupted)
To view the students' lesson summaries with heart rate curves, click View lesson summaries. Alternatively, you can click the name of the student whose lesson summaries you wish to view. The Lesson summary page shows the following information:
- Student information drop-down list where you can select the student whose lesson summaries you wish to view,
- time spent in different heart rate zones (target zone indicated with a red frame),
- achieved time in target zone compared to target time (both as a percentage and as minutes),
- calories spent (optional),
- saved data percentage,
- lesson number,
- possible badges,
- short description of the benefit of the lesson (if the student stayed in the target zone for at least ten minutes),
- a curve graph displaying the student's heart rate during the lesson, and
- maximum and average heart rate during the lesson.
Move between the lessons with the arrows above the curve graph area.
You can print the heart rate curve by clicking Print HR curve above the curve. The curve is printed as a PDF file which can then be saved on the computer or printed on paper.
- Click View course summary to return to the course charts.
Heart rate data can be missing for two possible reasons:
- The connection between a heart rate measuring device and the Polar GoFit app was interrupted. This could happen, for example, if a student had to leave the class for a few minutes. In this case, the saved data percentage for that student is less than 100 %.
- A heart rate measuring device did not detect heart rate. This could happen, for example, if the device was not worn as instructed (the strap must be tight enough and the electrodes must be properly moistened). In this case, the connection between the device and the Polar GoFit app was uninterrupted, and the saved data percentage is 100 %, but the heart rate curve shows that no heart rate was detected.
It is possible for visiting students to participate in individual lessons provided that there are available devices and the visiting student has been added to Polar GoFit. Visitors are added to lessons in the Polar GoFit app. Visiting students' lesson summaries can be viewed via the students' personal Polar GoFit accounts.
You can use, for example, the following questions to discuss the heart rate data with your students:
- How did you feel in each heart rate zone?
- What are the benefits of exercise in each heart rate zone?
- Why is it important to have a warm-up and a cool-down phase?
- Compare and discuss your maximum/average heart rate in different lessons. Can you explain the differences between lessons?
You can also make a plan for a heart-rate-based PE lesson together with the students, and then discuss the actual heart rate data after the lesson. Did the class achieve the target?