How often do I need to calibrate?
Only once! As you progress, Ergatta will automatically recalibrate your fitness profile to drive continuous improvement.
How does auto-recalibration work?
Ergatta will recalibrate your fitness profile after you complete a personalized number of qualified workouts (which currently include Pulse & Race Workouts). This recalibration works off expected performance -- so if, for example, your intensity zones feel easy, and you:
-Are pushing yourself near the fast end of your zones in Pulse workouts and/or
-Beating your “Est. Race Time” in Race Workouts
Then the auto-recalibration will make it harder. (And vice-versa if your intensity zones feel too hard).
What are the benefits of recalibration?
Your personalized calibration will automatically adjust as you improve to make sure you’re continuously challenged. Intensity Zones will get harder in Interval Workouts, and your competition will get stronger in Race Workouts. If you've already completed a Push Program, try redoing it (and beating your old stats) with your new calibration.
What if I don’t want a workout to count towards my recalibration?
We know it's important to take some workouts a little easier! The calculation behind recalibration is designed to remove outliers and take recovery workout into consideration.
Can I still manually recalibrate?
Yes! Calibrating manually will kick off a new recalibration cycle, to take into account your freshest progress. You can do so by selecting Recalibrate on the Intensity Zone section in your Dashboard.