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. The quatix® 3 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.



Purple

Superior

Blue

Excellent

Green

Good

Orange

Fair

Red

Poor

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.