To view and edit your physical settings, go to Settings > Physical settings. There you'll find:
- Date of birth
- HR max
- Resting HR
It is important that you are precise with the physical settings, especially when setting your weight, height, date of birth and sex, as they have an impact on the accuracy of the measuring values, such as the heart rate limits and calorie expenditure.
Tap to open the setting you want to change, and edit as you like. Confirm and return to previous menu by tapping .
In certain settings (e.g. SEX), tap the field until you see the correct value.
Choose Male or Female.
Set your height.
Set your weight.
Date of birth
Set your date of birth.
HR MAX:Set your maximum heart rate, if you know your laboratory measured current maximum heart rate value. Your age-predicted maximum heart rate value (220-age) is displayed as a default setting when you set this value for the first time.
About maximum heart rate
HRmax is used to estimate energy expenditure. HRmax is the highest number of heartbeats per minute during maximum physical exertion. HRmax is also useful when determining training intensity. The most accurate method for determining your individual HRmax is to perform a maximal exercise stress test in a laboratory.
RESTING HR: Set your resting heart rate.
About resting heart rate
A person’s resting heart rate (HRrest) is the lowest number of heart beats per minute (bpm) when fully relaxed and without distractions. Age, fitness level, genetics, health status and gender affect the HRrest. HRrest is decreased as the result of cardiovascular conditioning. A normal value for an adult is 60-80 bpm, but for top athletes it can be below 30 bpm. An exceptionally high HRrest can be a sign of over-exertion or illness.
VO2max: Set your maximal oxygen uptake, VO2max.
A clear link exists between oxygen consumption (VO2) of the body and cardiorespiratory fitness because oxygen delivery to tissues is dependent on lung and heart function. VO2max (maximal oxygen uptake, maximal aerobic power) is the maximal rate at which oxygen can be used by the body during maximal work; it is related directly to the maximal capacity of the heart to deliver blood to the muscles. VO2max can be measured or predicted by fitness tests (e.g. maximal tests, submaximal tests, Polar Fitness Test). VO2max is a good index of cardiorespiratory fitness and a good predictor of performance capability in aerobic events such as distance running, cycling, cross-country skiing, and swimming.
VO2max can be expressed either as milliliters per minute (ml/min = ml ■ min-1) or this value can be divided by the person’s body weight in kilograms (ml/kg/min = ml ■ kg-1■ min-1).
The relationship between oxygen uptake (VO2) and heart rate (HR) is linear within an individual during dynamic exercise. Percentages of VO2max can be changed to % of HRmax with the following formula: %HRmax = (%VO2max + 28.12)/1.28.
VO2max is the basic variable of the intensity of exercise. When determining target exercise intensities heart rate is more practical and useful because it is easily and noninvasively obtained, e.g. on-line during exercise with heart rate monitors.