"Zoom HRV™ is simply the most comprehensive heart rate training wearable device ever created. It represents a quantum leap in performance capability over similar devices. Most wearables boasting heart rate detection struggle to match the reliability of the most basic chest-belts. Zoom HRV delivers a next-generation suite of biometric heart rate insights that will revolutionize how you train, how you recover, and, most importantly, how you reach new personal bests.
Zoom HRV continuously measures heart rate intensity on land and even under water. Its sensors also detect heart rate variability (HRV) to measure recovery level before and after workouts, and even while you sleep. Physicians and trainers have relied on HRV for decades because it is one of the most important indicators of personal fitness."
Zoom measures your HRV two ways. Since your real-time HRV readings (Vscan) can be affected by many physiological factors and external stimuli, Zoom also takes an automatic HRV measurement nightly while you sleep. This is called a Vscore and it provides you with a running HRV average that’s personalized to you. After 10 days, your Vscore will be well established and will serve as your baseline from which to compare your Vscan readings. Once you see your results on the Zoom HRV app, be sure to swipe left to view Zoom guidance and a training recommendation for the day. Note: You must wear your Zoom while sleeping to get an accurate Vscore baseline."
One of my favorite features of the Zoom HRV is that its sleep monitoring system is auto-detect! Nothing is worse that being just about asleep and wondering if you set your tracker to sleep mode. The technology in the device is able to monitor when you go to sleep and wake up automatically, so it is ready to monitor both your nightly sleep and those spontaneous and well-deserved Sunday afternoon naps. The Zoom HRV also features a vibrating alarm to gentle wake you at the desired time - way better than that obnoxious alarm clock.
Zoom HRV collects your sleep data such as duration, amount of "deep sleep", and times waken to calculate out your sleep quality for the day. This is great information to analyze and be able to change your sleep routine to give your body the rest it needs to recover from your workout and gear up for tomorrow!
You can't out exercise a bad diet. Keeping track of your calories consume versus the calories you burn is a big part of a healthy lifestyle. The Zoom HRV calculates your energy used through your heart rate intensity throughout the day. You will be surprised at how many extra calories you can burn throughout the day just by adding some extra movement to your day. Maybe you take a 5 minute walk during your lunch break or take the stairs instead of the elevator at the office. It all adds up at the end of the day, and the Zoom HRV app gives you a graph of your calories burned throughout the day to prove it.
The HRV in Zoom HRV stands for Heart Rate Variability which is the measurement of time between heart-beats. Basically the greater the time between heart-beats the more physically rested and recovered you are. Zoom HRV is able to detect and analyze the micro-fluctuations in time between heart-beats to assess your state of recovery.
Through the Zoom HRV app, I was able to able to analyze my daily heart rate throughout the day with a heart rate feedback that was tested by LifeTrak to be 99% comparable to chest heart rate belts.
During my workout, the Zoom HRV has a vibra-alert that vibrates when you move between heart rate zones and the lights on the pod show what zone you are in. Even better is the Zoom HRV is water resistant up to 50M so you can monitor your heart rate continuously through sweaty workouts, the pool, or the shower.
The price point of the Zoom HRV is pretty awesome if you ask me. Zoom HRV is currently available on Amazon and the LifeTrak website for $139.99. This price is comparable to many of the "main stream" activity trackers out there on the market, but it is so much more. Actually, the data you get from the Zoom HRV is like similar devices that are $300+ that I have seen out in the market.