Getting your Max HR set correctly is key to getting the most out of your Myzone belt. When a user registers a Myzone account, Myzone automatically sets their MHR using the formula 211 - (64% X Age). To understand more about MHR in Myzone's system, watch the quick video below:
How Do I Know a Member's MHR is Wrong?
Myzone’s color-coded zones should reflect the user’s perceived effort during cardio activity. You can use a Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) scale of 1-10 (with 10 being maximal effort) to gauge if a user’s estimated max HR is too high or too low.
Red Zone = 90% - 100% = should feel like a 9 or 10 effort
Yellow Zone = 80-89% = should feel like an 8 effort
Green Zone = 70-79% = should feel like a 7 effort
Blue Zone = 60-69% = should feel like a 6 effort
Gray Zone = 50-59% = should feel like a 5 effort
Below 50% = should feel below a 5 effort
For example, if a user feels like they are working at an 8 or 9, but they’re in the Blue Zone, their estimated max HR is probably too high and should be lowered manually.
If a user feels like they are at a 6 or 7, but their tile says they are in the Red Zone, their estimated MHR is likely too low. If the user achieves a heart rate higher than where their MHR is currently set for 40 seconds or more, the Myzone system will automatically adjust their estimated MHR up to the new value.
Keep in mind that RPE is subjective and many factors may impact a user’s heart rate on any given day. We recommend that after any change to a user’s estimated MHR is made, the user should continue to compare their RPE to their zone to ensure the change was appropriate.
Note that the system can only re-calibrate a user's MHR if it's too low, but will need a manual edit from a club staff can manually lower it using the steps below.
How to Edit a Member's Max HR
There are two (2) ways to edit a member's MHR as club staff:
- On your facility page under Myzone Users
- In the Myzone app
However, in order to edit a member's MHR, you must be assigned as an 'Owner' or 'Coach' permission level. If you are unsure which level you are or how to assign this level, check out the article How to Give Employees Access to Admin Portal
NOTE: you will have needed to sign your GDPR Data Agreement in order to view and edit member details.
1. Edit MHR via Facility Page
Step 1: Log into your Myzone account at www.myzonemoves.com and access your club's member roster from Myzone Users.
Step 2: Find your member from the list and on the far right-hand side, click on the Edit Profile icon for that user.
Step 3: On that member's profile, scroll down to Max HR and edit. If you are uncertain what MHR to set, we recommend editing just a couple points above or below their original MHR.
You may also add a Limit HR to their profile. This field is often used when members are on medication (such as beta-blockers) or if their doctor has ordered them not to exceed a certain heart rate. Filling in this field means that if the member exceeds their estimated MHR during a workout, the system will not auto-adjust and raise their estimated MHR.
Step 4: Save the edits for that member by clicking the green checkmark at the bottom of the page.
2. Edit MHR via Myzone App
In order to edit a member's MHR in the Myzone app, you must be social connections first. Once you are connected, search for your member under the connections tab. Select the 3 dots on the right-hand side, then select Set Max Heart Rate.
Note: You can only edit client MHR that share the same facility code as you!
For additional assistance on MHR explanation, please contact your Business Development Representative or contact Myzone Technical Support HERE.