Developers claim smarter training will lead to better racing perfrmance

As road.cc users will know, we like to look out for the latest smartphone apps that will help you get the most out of your cycling, and the latest one to have caught our eye is the MyZones iPhone and iPod touch app from Aberdeen-based Yellow Field technologies and multi sports coach Joe Beer.

The app, which costs £2.39 from the Apple app store, tracks heart rate zones in training is said to be suitable for everyone from “keen fitness enthusiasts to focused racers” involved in cycling, running and triathlon, and according to its developers will lead to better results in training and racing.

Developers say that “unlike one-fits-all formulas, MyZones can calculate your personal zones from maximum heart rate, race HR data, or professional lab test results,” and adds that explanations are given of each training zone as well as how to calculate them.
The data can then be entered into a heart rate monitor, or a training diary such as iSMARTtrain, itself developed for the Mac by Yellow Field.

Further information on MyZones can be found on the dedicated website.


Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.