I am a bit of a numbers person so I was really excited to try the Armour39 out. It measures real time heart rate, intensity, calories, burned, and WILLpower while you are working out. Seriously, look at all the number feedback you get, both in real time and afterwards., just by wearing the heart rate monitor strap.
All I needed to do was:
- down load the free app to my iPhone
- set up my profile
- BAM ready to test my WILLpower.
Wait, let's talk about this WILLpower thing. What exactly is WILLpower and how is it measured?
WILLpower™ is a single score of how hard your body has worked during a training session, on a scale of 0.0 10.0. It accumulates over the length of your workout, taking into account information that includes the length of your workout, body position, intensity throughout, user profile, and key heart rate information. With WILLpower, you can, for the first time, objectively measure a hard day versus a light day.I, of course, had to find out what it would take to get to a ten. It's hard. It took me an 45 minute elliptical workout, with intervals at the end AND another 24 minutes of HIIT training to reach a 10. I was wiped! In the month that I have been using my Armour39, that was the only time I hit a 10. I have learned I am happy to hit closer to an 8 or a 9.
The scale is designed to be increasingly difficult to move up. This means that it is easier to climb up the scale from 0.0 to 3.0 than it is to climb up from 6.0 to 9.0. source
Armour39 app where you can swipe through the details and make notes about the workout so you can compare later.
The chest strap is easy to put on and I liked that it wasn't boring and black. They added some fun yellow details to make the Armour39 stand out from the competition.
Do you think real time feed back would motivate you to push harder? It sure does for me.