Why have a heart monitor? How does it help with my training and fitness?
If you don’t use a heart rate monitor, then you might not be getting the most out of your workouts. It should be one of the first things that a person invests in when embarking upon a training regime. As long as you’re taking the time to exercise, you might as well stop guessing what your heart rate is and start getting acquainted with a machine whose sole purpose for existing, is to help you reach your goals with the likely hood of no injuries! It is simply one of the best tools to help keep you accountable for training at the intensities that are right for you.
A heart rate monitor is like having a speedometer for your heart on your wrist or on a bike computer, etc. It is a device that is worn like a watch, if you're having to wear a monitoring device, and when coupled with the transmitter, which is a light, thin strap typically worn around your chest, can provide you with your heart rate, at any given time, during any given activity.
When you program it with your vital statistics such as your age, height, weight, and gender, as you have done when creating your profile when you signed up. It will also calculate the amount of calories you are expending throughout your day, as well as track calorie expenditure during your workouts.
Depending on the sophistication of the model, a heart rate monitor can also provide you with personalized heart rate zones; time spent in each zone, target zone alarms, lap counters, and a plethora of other information which can be stored in its memory.
On some models, it’s even possible to download the stored data to a laptop computer for tracking progress over time and further analysis. With LIVA Spinning - CycleFx classes this data is stored for you in your profile and can be viewed at anytime without receiving pesky emails all the time. There’s nothing like seeing the proof of your accountability on your computer screen that shows how your heart rate and calorie expenditure have improved over time and the gratification that you feel when you look in the mirror confirming the fact! All heart rate monitors today can last for years and require very little maintenance. They are simple to use and water-resistant, too!
There is a heart rate monitor to meet almost any budget, and the information about your workouts that they provide can be useful enough to far outweigh the initial cost. It’s one of the best investments you can make for yourself. For more information about ANT+ heart rate monitors that are compatible with our computer rendering system, click here.
Instructions to Pair your ANT + Heart Rate Monitor Strap:
Need to bring your cell phone to class. Need to be wearing your strap. Need to be on your registered bike.
For iPhone users, as well as Android users the instructions are the same.
- Open the internet browser on your cell phone (Safari on iPhone, Chrome on Android) and go to spivi.com
- Click on the Login tab (magnify the page, see tab on right side)
- Click the Login to a Spivi class button.
- Click on Settings (bottom right)
- Click on button Pair Heart Rate Monitor
- Follow the instructions on your phone.
Pairing only needs to be done once.