Heart rate zones settings


(Jesper) #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) #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.


(A) #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) #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!


(A) #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.


(A) #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.


(James) #21

I agree. I just submitted a request for this as well. For everyone that is disputing the relevance of HR monitoring in general and zones specifically, a quick explanation: there are days where I’m just not capable of producing the power during my intervals that I would normally, so for those days in particular, I want to be able to see if I was just being a sissy or if I was actually working at my cardiovascular capacity at that moment in time. Please note that this isn’t something I care to see in real time, but that I would like to be uploaded to my Garmin Connect data, just like it is from my bike computer. This is not an unreasonable request and it wouldn’t affect how anyone (re: those who don’t want to see HR) would conduct their current rides.


(Adam) #22

Hi,
I’d just like to add to the above. I do a lot of my training based on HR.
If you set up a garmin connect account (unless you have one already) and sync your Zwift activity to Garmin you can see exactly what you want.
You can view a graph of your HR, Power, Cadence etc in Garmin connect and overlay a choice of either to see, for example, I was producing X power when my HR was X etc.


(James) #23

I guess I should have been more specific. What I’d like to see is the percentage of time spent in the respective HR zones. Garmin does this with Garmin-derived data but it can’t with Zwift-derived data. This is an omission on Zwift’s end. See the attached image for what I’m looking for.


(Adam) #24

Ah I see. Zwift does record this data as you see it at the end of each ride but to my knowledge it’s not viewable once the ride has ended / saved. This is only based on a calculation of data already produced so I can’t see why it couldn’t easily be included in an FIT file. Or, for that matter why the Garmin app can’t just calculate it…


(Aaron Zwanzig) #25

I get heart rate zone and power zone data from strava after zwift uploads syncs my activities.