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New iPhone app helps you track your heart rate zones

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.

 

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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