About VO2 Max. Estimates

VO2 max. is the maximum volume of oxygen (in milliliters) you can consume per minute per kilogram of body weight at your maximum performance. In simple terms, VO2 max. is an indication of athletic performance and should increase as your level of fitness improves. VO2 max. estimates are provided and supported by Firstbeat® Technologies Ltd. The epix™ device has separate VO2 max. estimates for running and cycling. You can use your Garmin® device paired with a compatible heart rate monitor and power meter to display your cycling VO2 max. estimate. You can use your Garmin device paired with a compatible heart rate monitor to display your running VO2 max. estimate.

Your VO2 max. estimate appears as a number and position on the color gauge.

Screenshot of the VO2 max estimate

Purple Purple


Blue Blue


Green Green


Orange Orange


Red Red


VO2 max. data and analysis is provided with permission from The Cooper Institute®. For more information, see the appendix (VO2 Max. Standard Ratings), and go to www.CooperInstitute.org.

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