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Wearable for ventilatory threshold

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  • #11418
    luigi
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    Hi Matt and all forum friends.

    I was wondering if any wearable that can track respiratory rate and thus tell us where we are in terms of VT1 and VT2 exists.

    I use a Oura ring: it measures my respiratory rate, but only at night and it only provides me with one night average. Oura says the ring estimates respiratory rate based on my HR reading, so I suppose any good running HR monitor should be able to measure respiratory rate.

    What do you know about the development of such technology/algorithm? Here in Singapore the weather is making my HR useless. On the other hand, I feel too inexperienced to train solely on RPE.

    Luigi

    #11419
    MartinH
    Participant

    That’s one of the problems with HR, it’s too easily affected by external things like the weather.
    Can you not use pace ?
    Or, if interested in wearables as you seem to be, have you looked at a stryd pod so you could run with power? that will solve these issues

    #11420
    luigi
    Participant

    Hi Martin. Thanks for the reply.

    Indeed, I’m starting to ditch HR and use pace for faster workouts. But for long and steady Z2 I fear that I may end up above the aerobic threshold. I could slow down the pace even more and be conservative (MAF?), but you know how frustrating it is. I “accept” to run slow, but let me run as fast as possible within that aerobic zone.

    So my cry for a wearable is to allow me to be sure to train aerobically with peace of mind: look at one piece of data and run according. It was HR, but VT would probably be better.

    Luigi

    #11421
    Matt Fitzgerald
    Moderator

    Hi Luigi,

    The answer is yes. I’ve demoed this product and it’s good:

    https://www.tymewear.com/pages/home

    Coach Matt

    #11439
    luigi
    Participant

    Hi Matt, thank you. I did not know this tyme wear: interesting! I’m not sure I’m as serious as to be ready to pay 200$ for it. It would certainly be an interesting experiment.

    #11441
    luigi
    Participant

    I’ve just had a crazy idea: without going into the complexity of continuous monitoring, recording and broadcasting respiratory rate to our gps watches, what is your opinion about checking respiratory rate during runs with a simple oximeter? It’d be a way to keep our LSD runs under VT1 using data and a relatively cheap serviice. Would it be reliable?
    Luigi

    #11448
    Matt Fitzgerald
    Moderator

    Interesting question. I didn’t know the answer off the top of my head, but my first thought was that if it were viable, it would already be a thing. So, I did some searching and found that validation studies done in the ’90s found poor reliability:

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9242977/

    #11452
    luigi
    Participant

    Thank you!

    #11510
    tedc
    Participant

    That shirt is $200 per month… not $200. Wow

    #11519
    luigi
    Participant

    WOW, I hadn’t noticed. They can definitely keep it 🙂

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