Heart rate zones settings


(. Sensei Krzysiek 👊) #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:


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(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.


(. Sensei Krzysiek 👊) #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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(. Sensei Krzysiek 👊) #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.


(. Sensei Krzysiek 👊) #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.


(. Sensei Krzysiek 👊) #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.


(Pitch Blank) #14

Makes sense and i would like to have it to. You got my Vote.
Till then try this one here it also open source/for free with many many more functions:
https://www.goldencheetah.org/#section-download


(Gerrie Delport TeamZF) #15

I have not tested this, but my assumption is that Zwift uses something in the line of this method. https://www.polar.com/blog/running-heart-rate-zones-basics/

In short your zones is based on a persentage of your max HR.


(Alexander Perdon (CTWT)) #16

When I am on Zwift, I really don’t care about power nor heartrate zones. Thanks God nothing is there on the display to bother me with that. Keep it like this Zwift!


(Pitch Blank) #17

No offense but thank God the most powerful athletes have been using heart rate monitoring together with their trainers …

dont get me wrong power meters are very usefull but only when it come to interval training when heart rate lacks quick response. measuring HR is a very powerful tool for longer rides 3 - 8 h and more to monitor progression and possible infection and so on … and even then it is useful outside of riding, running to see any incoming in infection. in zwift it would be nice to change HR Zones like the topic creator already mentioned.


(Alexander Perdon (CTWT)) #18

I take Zwift as an racing tool and for fun. During a real race you also don’t have to think about your zones, it is either keep the wheel or get dropped.

For training I use other tools.

Don’t mix something that is meant for fun with something that is meant for real training.


(Pitch Blank) #19

Who said training isnt fun? And what is training and what is real training? :thinking:


(Alexander Perdon (CTWT)) #20

I never said that training is not fun. But I like to separate training focused on power or hr zones, from just riding and take it how it goes. I take Zwift for just riding, like the most do.

There are plenty other tools which provide good focussed training. And even Zwift has or had a possibility to import workouts from TrainingPeaks and Zwift itself provides a workout generator.

After your ride or workout you are able to analyze it within Strava or TrainingPeaks or whatever tool you use.