Training Status

These measurements are estimates that can help you track and understand your training activities. The measurements require a few activities using wrist-based heart rate or a compatible chest heart rate monitor. Cycling performance measurements require a heart rate monitor and a power meter.

These estimates are provided and supported by Firstbeat. For more information, go to garmin.com/performance-data/running.


Screenshot of the training status widget
NOTE: The estimates may seem inaccurate at first. The device requires you to complete a few activities to learn about your performance.
Training status

Training status shows you how your training affects your fitness and performance. Your training status is based on changes to your training load and VO2 max. over an extended time period.

VO2 max.

VO2 max. is the maximum volume of oxygen (in milliliters) you can consume per minute per kilogram of body weight at your maximum performance. Your device displays heat and altitude corrected VO2 max. values when you are acclimating to high heat environments or high altitude.

Training load

Training load is the sum of your excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) over the last 7 days. EPOC is an estimate of how much energy it takes for your body to recover after exercise.

Training load focus

Your device analyzes and distributes your training load into different categories based on the intensity and structure of each activity recorded. Training load focus includes the total load accumulated per category, and the focus of the training. Your device displays your load distribution over the last 4 weeks.

Recovery time

The recovery time displays how much time remains before you are fully recovered and ready for the next hard workout.

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