These measurements are estimates that can help you track and understand your training activities. The measurements require you to complete activities for two weeks using wrist-based heart rate or a compatible chest heart rate monitor. Cycling performance measurements require a heart rate monitor and a power meter. The measurements may seem inaccurate at first when the watch is still learning about your performance.
These estimates are provided and supported by Firstbeat Analytics™. For more information, go to garmin.com/performance-data/running.
- Training status
Training status shows you how your training affects your fitness and performance. Your training status is based on changes to your VO2 max., acute load, and HRV status 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 (About VO2 Max. Estimates).
HRV is your heart rate variability status over the last seven days (Heart Rate Variability Status).
- Acute load
Acute load is a weighted sum of your recent exercise load scores including exercise duration and intensity. (Acute Load).
- Training load focus
Your watch 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 watch displays your load distribution over the last 4 weeks (Training Load Focus).
- Recovery time
The recovery time displays how much time remains before you are fully recovered and ready for the next hard workout (Recovery Time).