Heart rate zones settings


(Krzysiek Jaruszewski) #1

Hi There!

I have one question - Tell me please if it is possible to edit my heart rate zones in zwift?
If so how to do it?

Thanks for your help :slight_smile:


(David Gibbs (Red Rider)) #2

I’m pretty sure there is no ‘heart rate zone’ setting in Zwift.

Zwift isn’t concerned about heart rate zones … it’s focused on power zones.


(Krzysiek Jaruszewski) #3

Ok but if you use hr strap you can see some stats at the end of your training showing time you spend in different zones
How do they configure them?


(Daren Chandisingh [Vision]) #4

You can set your max heart rate and Zwift calculates the zones from that I believe.

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(Krzysiek Jaruszewski) #5

Ok I know that :slight_smile:
But what about the % of hr for each zone?
There should be some settings :grin:


(Jesper Rosenlund Nielsen [ZwiftHacks]) #6

There are no settings for that in Zwift.


(Krzysiek Jaruszewski) #7

Hmmm…
So what’s the point in having those zones if you can’t set them the Way you want to?:slightly_frowning_face:
In that case They are Just “a gadged”, not really useful :slightly_frowning_face:


(Andre Hufschmid) #8

You see the zones but you cannot adjust them. I would not know why you should be able to. Zwift is based on Power and even if you would be able to adjust the heartrate zones, it would not have any impact.


(Daren Chandisingh [Vision]) #9

Generally speaking, runners use heart rate zones. Some people have “power” for running, but it’s not very mature (or at least, pervasive) as a technology, so HR is the default way of monitoring relative effort.


(Krzysiek Jaruszewski) #10

Exactly!
I’d like to know after my training how “hard” my heart worked during training or in comparison to achieved power.
And Sometimes I’d like to train in a specific hr zone but now It’s not really possible or let’s Say more complicated :slightly_frowning_face:


(Eiki Egilz) #11

@Daren_Chandisingh Stryd has power for running but it’s not being used by Zwift at the moment … see this request:


(Paul Anderson) #12

Zwift running is still quite immature but developing fast. Put in a feature/mod request. I’d vote it up. Heart rates based on max hr work out okay for many, but not for me.


(Paul Anderson) #13

Stryd is overpriced for a foot pod, and whilst most cyclists love power, it’s fairly meaningless for running (currently). Milestone is actually owned by Zwift so I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the route they followed. Whether that be adding some power numbers to its firmware or combining cadence, stride length and hr who knows. Whatever, Zwift running is immature compared with cycling as I can run a consistent pace around Zwift and it matches my pace around the whole course - regardless of incline. That isn’t how cycling works on Zwift.