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    How are heartrate zones recorded? At the end of the workout does it automatically decipher how long you spent in each zone or just zones that you programmed it to. Thanks for any help...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaparzo
    How are heartrate zones recorded? At the end of the workout does it automatically decipher how long you spent in each zone or just zones that you programmed it to. Thanks for any help...
    The power tap program is really pretty basic. It does not allow you to set up individual zones of power or heart rate. It will how ever let you look back and see what percentage of the ride you spent in pre set power zones. The nice thing about it is that you can record an interval and then see your mx and avg (power, cadence, heart rate, torque, speed). After you train with a power tap all you will use heart rate for is to measure how recovered or tired you are. Watts do no lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaparzo
    How are heartrate zones recorded? At the end of the workout does it automatically decipher how long you spent in each zone or just zones that you programmed it to. Thanks for any help...
    As the other rider said, the software that comes with a PowerTap is not very sophisticated. However, I have been using a software package called "Cyclingpeaks" (www.cyclingpeakssoftware.com) that is VERY sophisticated and yet VERY simple to use. You can easily create charts of all kinds that analyze HR zones, power zones, power over time, workout length, cadence etc etc etc etc. But, like the other rider said, once you've used the PowerTap for a while, you won't be analyzing HR very much--power will become your focus.

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