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New iPhone app helps you track your heart rate zones

Developers claim smarter training will lead to better racing perfrmance

As users will know, we like to look out for the latest smartphone apps that will help you get the most out of your cycling, and the latest one to have caught our eye is the MyZones iPhone and iPod touch app from Aberdeen-based Yellow Field technologies and multi sports coach Joe Beer.

The app, which costs £2.39 from the Apple app store, tracks heart rate zones in training is said to be suitable for everyone from “keen fitness enthusiasts to focused racers” involved in cycling, running and triathlon, and according to its developers will lead to better results in training and racing.

Developers say that “unlike one-fits-all formulas, MyZones can calculate your personal zones from maximum heart rate, race HR data, or professional lab test results,” and adds that explanations are given of each training zone as well as how to calculate them.
The data can then be entered into a heart rate monitor, or a training diary such as iSMARTtrain, itself developed for the Mac by Yellow Field.

Further information on MyZones can be found on the dedicated website.


Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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