Know when to train, how hard to train & when to rest in order to optimise health, fitness and athletic performance.
A 60 second measurement each morning will tell you how stressed, recovered and ready for training your body is. Using heart rate variability (HRV), resting heart rate and lifestyle factors, such as stress, diet, sleep, and more, ithlete delivers a truly personalised training recommendation that anyone from a recreational runner to an Olympic athlete can use.
The many benefits of having this information (quite literally) at your fingertips include:
- Make the most of every training session
- Manage recovery
- Optimise fitness
- Enjoy guilt free rest days
- Avoid overtraining & injury
- Balance workouts and lifestyle demands
- Improve health, fitness and performance
Getting the right balance between training and recovery is a challenge, even for experienced athletes. Remove the need for guess work by using ithlete and base your training on an objective measure of fatigue and recovery. You will reap the benefits in fitness and performance.
HOW IT WORKS
Heart rate variability is a proven window into the body’s nervous system, going beyond a simple resting heart rate (RHR) measure. Training is all about stress and recovery and a hard session will lower your HRV score. By using ithlete to monitor training stress you can adjust sessions according to your body’s current readiness to train, improve and perform.
Simply take a 1 minute measurement every morning and follow the colour coded training recommendation: train as normal, train light or take a rest day.
For more about heart rate variability see www.myithlete.com/what-is-hrv
AS FEATURED IN:
- Bloomberg News
- Fox News
- USA Today
- The Sunday Times Top App List,
- The Guardian
- Runner’s World
- Cycling Weekly
- Triathlon Plus
- 220 Triathlon
- Men’s Fitness
- Cycling Plus
- Ultra Fit
- Medical Sports Network
- Australian Institute of Fitness
- Peak Performance
The ithlete HRV app requires additional hardware.
Users will need either an ithlete Finger Sensor OR a compatible analog or Bluetooth Smart HRM strap. These are all available from www.myithlete.com/products. Please see the website FAQs for a full list of compatible models and purchasing options.
Please also note that this HRV app is NOT a heart rate monitor app, which people use during exercise. The ithlete app is an app that uses heart rate variability to indicate your state of fatigue, recovery and readiness to train following a 1 minute morning measure, and it is not used during the actual exercise.
Updates for iOS 11.4, general bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Helpful recovery tool
This is a great tool if your training for an event. I use the finger sensor every morning to get a snapshot of my cns. More than a few times I've adapted my workouts because of my HRV results ( if it's low I'll do light cardio or just scale the workout back, if it's really high I'll find a workout that really pushes me). It seems to be very consistent & the finger sensor makes it simple & quick to do first thing after awaking. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is I'd like to see the actual numbers it measured & I'd like to be able to slow down the visual breathing tool.
Helpful if you can get it to work
This is a great concept IF the app were able to detect pulse for a solid 55 seconds. More than 70% of the time it loses connection to the thing measuring pulse before the time is up, and the whole process takes on average about 5 tries with varying levels of success. This is pretty consistent throughout different measuring tools - I’ve used their ECG receiver, finger sensor, HR monitor, and a Under Armour HR monitor. Actually, the tool that worked the most often was the UA HR monitor, but still around 3 tries every time to get it to work. I wouldn’t recommend any of the other tools they sell.
The best HRV app
I have used this as well as 2 other HRV apps and this is by far the most useful one out there. The diary and other user entered daily metrics are VERY useful in letting you know why your HRV is going up or down. The other apps don't do this.
- HRV Fit Ltd.
- 8.2 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2009 -2015 Simon Wegerif, HRV Fit Ltd.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.