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 Analytics™. For more information, go to www.garmin.com/performance-data/running/.


Training status data
NOTE: The estimates may seem inaccurate at first. The watch 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 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). Your watch displays heat and altitude corrected VO2 max. values when you are acclimating to high heat environments or high altitude (Heat and Altitude Performance Acclimation).

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).

Training readiness

The watch uses various data, including training, recovery, and sleep, to provide a readiness score so you can determine if this is the best time to do a hard workout or take it easy (Training Readiness).

Cycling ability

Cycling ability uses your user profile, training history, VO2 max., and power curve data to determine your rider type and ability analysis (Viewing Cycling Ability).

Recovery time

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

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