Heart Rate Data in Workout Trainer: Compare & Analyze your Performance

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Feedback: Compare and Analyze

Get the most out of each workout by incorporating heart rate data into your training. Workout Trainer PRO+ members now have even more heart rate insights to help them optimize their athletic performance.

Compare & Analyze Heart Rate

This new feature helps members and trainers alike review their performance, and their clients’ performance, against past workouts. This will help measure progress over time, all the way down to the exercise level.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Data OverviewMore specifically, you can select two different workouts you’ve completed and compare key metrics such as your overall BPM and HR zones, as well as exercise-specific BPM and HR zones. Get in the fat-burning zone when embarking on a new weight loss journey, or train to lower your resting heart rate during rest periods to progress in your athletic endeavors. Whatever your personal goal may be, monitoring your heart rate whilst exercising will help you see and feel the results faster.

Insight at this level can help inform you that you may want to tweak your workout to bump up the intensity as you make progress, perhaps adjusting weights or reps, and maybe swapping in a more challenging (or easier) version of an exercise.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compare and Analyze Heart Rate DataWe establish your HR Zones based on your Max Heart Rate, which is calculated based on your weight and heart rate over the course of each workout. The weight we use is the one you have added to Workout Trainer or shared through a health aggregator app like Apple Health, Google Fit, and Samsung Health.

Warm Up = 0-59% of HR Max

Fat Burn = 60-69% of HR Max

Vigorous = 70-79% of HR Max

VO2 Max is 80-100% of HR Max

You may want to target certain zones as you repeat workouts to hit your performance targets.

All-Time Heart Rate Stats

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compare and Analyze Heart Rate DataOn top of being able to see how you are doing against past workouts, Workout Trainer now offers overall All-Time HR stats for you! With the latest app update, you can see your own All-Time HR stats on your home dashboard and on your Profile. You can also see these stats on the Profile pages of your Skimble friends and public members.

As a  PRO+ member, you will see your Heart Zones snapshot on your Home dashboard and profile. Once you tap through on these stats, you’ll see HR Summary graphs and HR Zone graphs for This Week, Last Week, This Month, and Last Month, as well as All-Time HR Stats. We also provide you with your Maximum Heart Rate for Week, Month, and All-Time.

Want to dig a little deeper? When you tap through on the Heart Rate Zone graphs, you will see a detailed chart view broken down by HR Zones.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compare and Analyze Heart Rate Data

For those who are working with a 1:1 trainer, your trainer will also be able to review your detailed all-time Heart Rate stats.

Get the most out of each workout session and optimize your overall training with heart rate feedback and performance analysis. Download the latest Workout Trainer app on your Android and iOS devices and make 2018 the year you train to be the best version of YOU!

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NEW: Heat Up Your 2018 Training with Heart Rate Feedback in Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate FeedbackLooking for ways to optimize your athletic performance in 2018? Now you can connect your Smartwatch and Bluetooth LE Heart Rate Monitor to get even better results with Workout Trainer. By incorporating heart rate data during your workouts, Workout Trainer analyzes your performance afterwards so you can effectively reach your new year’s resolutions.

You might be wondering, why does this matter? For one, you can train in specific heart rate zones like fat-burning. You can also train to lower your resting heart rate during Rest periods in your workouts; a key success factor for peak athletic performance.

Sounds great! Now, how does it work? Let’s take a look.

Getting Set Up 

Download the latest Workout Trainer app update on your Android and iOS devices. Make sure you have Workout Trainer on your smartwatch and/or your bluetooth heart rate monitor sharing heart rate data to apps. On Android, remember that you’ll need to download the Workout Trainer companion app onto your smartwatch and make sure the two are synced before you start working out. If you’re using a bluetooth heart rate monitor on either platform, check that the device is sharing its heart rate data via bluetooth.

For smartwatch users, make sure you accept the permission to share heart rate date when you load a workout.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Feedback: iOS & Android PermissionsYou can see if your heart rate devices are connected and working together on the overlay before you hit the PLAY button!

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Heart Rate Feedback

Once you’re set up you’ll be able to enjoy advanced heart rate feedback for all workouts completed while paired with your smartwatch or bluetooth heart rate monitor. Instantly track your heart rate during your workouts and get a summary of your performance with key metrics that’ll help you achieve better results.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Feedback: SummaryOptimize Your Training

Workout Trainer PRO+ members will have access to the advanced Compare and Analyze tool to help members and trainers review their performance, and their clients’ performance, against past workouts. This will help measure progress over time, all the way down to the exercise level! More details on this soon 🙂

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Feedback: Optimize Training

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Feedback: Compare & AnalyzeGet the most out of each workout session and optimize your training routine with heart rate feedback and performance analysis. Download the Workout Trainer app on your Android and iOS devices and make 2018 the year you work towards being the best version of YOU!

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Skimble recap: Samsung Developer Conference 2016

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Team Skimble kept fit this week at the Samsung Developer Conference using Workout Trainer with an exclusive ‘Made for Samsung’ training experience. There were 5000+ SDC attendees at the Moscone Center over the course of the past two days, all looking to get the latest scoop on where the digital world is heading. We learned first-hand about the new initiatives Samsung is leading and had some great discussions about future innovations.

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On the health and fitness side, we are excited to make strides together. Samsung and Skimble have been collaborating to help people gain access to move-by-move coaching that’s really personalized and accessible – anytime, anywhere. To make an even greater impact, we came up with a version of Workout Trainer – made for Samsung. This flavor of our app plays on all of Samsung’s latest devices such as the Galaxy S7 and Gear S2 smartwatch…seamlessly connected with S Health!

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If you’re a Samsung device owner, get the Workout Trainer for Samsung version from Galaxy Apps store to gain access to exclusive, premium content. Make sure you sign up with your Samsung Account to unlock this complimentary gift.

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In between all this excitement, Skimble’s co-founder Maria Ly was invited to take part in Samsung’s Innovation Track. This fireside chat with ExpediaLyft, and Skimble provided partners a chance to share their experiences working on next-gen products with Samsung. When asked about what changes in technology Skimble is excited about, Maria emphasized how the rise of pervasive sensors is something we can leverage, both on the trainer and the client side of the ecosystem, to help people live healthier.

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‘Everyday people will have instant access to medical-grade sensors built into their connected devices. This in combination with AI and expert interpretation from trainers will drive us to create our next generation of customer-centric services.’

If you missed this amazing industry and developer event, check out the SDC Keynote, Inspiration Keynote, and the entire Inspiration Track.

Moreover, get involved in the mobile wellness movement! Be sure to follow Skimble’s blog and social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn to get the latest updates on how we are taking the guesswork out of living a healthy, active lifestyle.

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Skimble Announces Android Watch Experience for Workout Trainer

Skimble's Workout Trainer app for Android watches

Great news for all you tech savvy gadget-lovers who also love to work out! Workout Trainer now works on Android smartwatches. Our latest Android app update on Google Play Store and Galaxy Apps Store offers compatibility with countless Android watches including any watch running Android Wear, and those on the Samsung platform including the latest Samsung Gear S2.

This means that you can play thousands of workouts and see timing cues with your Android Watch of choice — synchronized with your connected phone or tablet.

Skimble's Workout Trainer app for Android watchesSkimble’s Workout Trainer watch app is a companion app, so make sure you download and pair Workout Trainer on your mobile device or tablet before you start. This companion app allows you to play all of Skimble’s workouts and programs at your fingertips! Just find a workout on your connected device, tap ‘Do Workout’ and you’ll see the workout play in-sync on your Android watch. Skimble's Workout Trainer app for Android watchesThe display on your Android watch will show useful prompts during your workouts, like the current exercise name, timing and repetition cues at-a-glance, and handy ‘Next Up’ exercise tips.Skimble's Workout Trainer app for Android watchesSwipe right and you’ll see a description of the current exercise you’re doing. The simple green progress dial around the outside edge of the display will help you stay on track, no matter which screen you’re on.

Skimble's Workout Trainer app for Android watchesSwipe left to reach the control view. This screen allows you to play/pause your workout, as well as skip to the next exercise (great for rep-based exercises) or go back to the previous one. Once you’ve completed a workout, you’ll also get a brief summary of how you did. The ability to simply control workouts from your Android watch makes for a super-nifty and cutting edge training experience.

Got a smartphone/tablet but no companion smartwatch? With over 78 million smartwatch units sold last year, you too might be curious about joining the club. Take a peek at the latest Android Smart Watches and see what’s right for your lifestyle.

SPECIAL NOTE

For Samsung Gear S2 owners, you must additionally download the Workout Trainer companion app. Simply search for it on the Galaxy Apps store on the phone you want to connect with:

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Get the latest Workout Trainer app on your Android device to play a workout or start a training program with your connected smartwatch.

Not an Android device owner? No problem! Skimble’s Workout Trainer is also available for all iOS devices, including a companion Apple Watch app.

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