Connected Wellness Tracker · Strava · Wellness App Reviews

What is A Good Strava Fitness Score?

Each major fitness tracker device or training tracking system seems to have its own rating for an overall fitness level. For Withings it is there Health Mate Fitness Score, for Apple Watch it is the VO2 Max. For Strava they have two versions including a Fitness Score and a Freshness score. So how goes Strava… Continue reading What is A Good Strava Fitness Score?

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Snow Summit Ski Trail Tracking Review

These days nearly every type of workout or activity has a way to track your effort. For the stats nerds, skiing makes for a fun day of racking up runs, lifts rides, and vertical totals. Using a standard GPS tracker you can enter a specific sport profile, or if you are spending the day on… Continue reading Snow Summit Ski Trail Tracking Review

Midpack Triathlete · Product Reviews · Wellness App Reviews

Our Interval Timer App Recommendation – A Seconds Interval Timer Review

When training for a triathlon most plans have a few strength workouts per week. While there are a variety of setups for these workouts, we’ve always found some combination of exercises to personally fit best. To personalize these it’s possible to just remember each or write down a short list, but using a good app… Continue reading Our Interval Timer App Recommendation – A Seconds Interval Timer Review

Midpack Triathlete · Wellness App Reviews

STAmina Apnea App Review for Breath Training

Should I Train To Hold My Breath for Running, Biking, Swimming, or Triathlons? According to most sources the average person can hold their breath anywhere from 30 to 90 seconds. This is a pretty narrow range considering the world record for holding your breath is over 24 minutes. The narrow range is likely because this… Continue reading STAmina Apnea App Review for Breath Training

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Choosing a Peloton User Name to Stand Out on Leaderboards

What makes a good Peloton User Name? Many riders or runners who have been on a Peloton bike or treadmill have had the experience of looking at a leaderboard and being jealous of a great name. This is no different than other social media or gaming platforms that require a unique avatar name or handle.… Continue reading Choosing a Peloton User Name to Stand Out on Leaderboards

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Apple Health App A Year in Review

The point of tracking health and wellness over time is to see trends toward continued or improved wellness. Many of the metrics tracked by popular fitness trackers take time to see trends. Small daily goals, like the often touted 10,000 steps, are good for keeping habits but it’s important to build long term habits. That… Continue reading Apple Health App A Year in Review

Strava · Wellness App Reviews

Measuring Weekly Hours Trained with Strava

For multi sport training, especially triathlon training, logging time in a discipline is important. Even for just a single sport, like running, having time spent at a low level of intensity can greatly improve too end performance. For some training plans workouts are dictated in time, not distance or pace, as a way to ensure… Continue reading Measuring Weekly Hours Trained with Strava

Wellness App Reviews

Evidation App review – How much can you get paid?

The Evidation app specializes in paying you for submitting information and helping add days to health testing surveys. It used to be call The Achievement app. After setting everything up, and sharing data you are already monitoring with your favorite fitness tracker the app pays $30-$50 per year.  The Evidation app is easy to use,… Continue reading Evidation App review – How much can you get paid?

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Health Mate Fitness Level – Health Mate App vs Apple Watch

These days every type of fitness or wellness tracker has its own measurement to tell you how fit you are. Usually this is some variation of a cardio, weight, or nutrition rating bundled into one number and compared across groups. The Health Mate Fitness score is no different. It appears in the popular Health Mate… Continue reading Health Mate Fitness Level – Health Mate App vs Apple Watch

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Avoid duplication of stats when using multiple health trackers

Having a central place, a health dashboard, helps to understand information from fitness and health trackers. For most users there are a number of apps or resources they use to monitor health. Often each is for a specific primary stat, say steps taken, but might also monitor other data. Duplication of stats can make dashboards… Continue reading Avoid duplication of stats when using multiple health trackers