On Monday, I posted my Dogwood Classic 5K Recap and Lessons Learned. Today I wanted to show you how I track my walks and all of my other activities.
For my birthday, hubby bought me this pink Scosche Heart Rate Monitor. He has had one for a while and always raved about it. I have never thought my Apple Watch did a great job doing heart rate and I hate wearing the chest straps so I thought this was a fantastic solution.
While they have a specific app for the Scosche, it actually integrates with many more (and better) apps on the market. I chose to use MapMyFitness because of how well it integrates with MyFitnessPal (they are both made by Under Armor). While the app is free, I did pay for the premium upgrade so that I can see all of my stats (especially heart rate).
This is the main screen you see after a walk. It shows you your path, distance, duration, calories, and steps. Now, there is something I have to tell you. At some point during my third mile, this lost me somehow. You will see on the final screen shot a resting time of 7 minutes. Not true. I did not stop at all during the 5K. I am not completely sure what caused this because it seemed to get the rest of the stats correct (distance, path, etc.). I think it was more to do with my phone than the app.
It will graph your elevation. This is a pretty flat race for Knoxville.
Then it shows your speed. My official chip time shows an average pace of 15:42, so even with the missing 7 minutes, this is pretty accurate.
My heart rate from start to finish. I believe it. I did push myself, especially toward the end when I thought I was going to PR (when in actuality the time was missing those 7 minutes).
Then you see the different zones you were in during your activity. I tend to spend the majority of my time in Zone 3, so I was excited to see Zones 4 and 5 as well.
I really love MapMyFitness because I can see all my workouts in one place. I can see how long I worked out and how many calories burned.How I Use the Scosche Heart Heart Monitor and MapMyFitness App To Track My Fitness! #FitFluential Click To Tweet