The reality for most of us when exercise enters the picture is that we’re triggered somehow into believing we suddenly need to get into better shape–it could be that pair of jeans fitting way too tightly, the beach vacation we just booked, or even the doctor telling us we have hypertension, putting us at a higher risk of heart disease.
Whatever the trigger, we know we have a problem, so we gather our running shoes and start sweating it out: 20 minute jogs that grow to 40 minutes, group classes at the gym, weights, P90X in the basement, boot camp on the beach, whatever it is – we get at it.
Invariably our motivation wanes and within the first 6 weeks most of us have thrown in the towel. Giving up means our best intentions of a firmer body and a stronger heart are never realized.
The solution is not more inspiring music or reading self-help books – the solution is understanding the human reward system and playing into it. Simply put, humans need feedback and instant gratification in order to be encouraged to modify or create a given behavior. Without reward, without a sense of gaining something, why would you want to do anything?
Your efforts are very accurately tracked by MYZONE by the beat of your heart. The data so collected is then used in a simple point system, called MEPS (MYZONE Effort Points), to give ease of achievement.
MYZONE uses a chest strap as against wrist strap. This chest strap gives you the biggest advantage of accuracy. Wrist based devices are not accurate for non rhythmical, at a high intensity, or when wearer tenses their forearm muscles. Data collected by wrist strap while boxing, jumping, lifting is inaccurate and hence irrelevant. MYZONE using the chest strap collects information which are 99.4% accurate to an EKG machine.
MYZONE measures the effort put in and not the speed, cadence, or weight lifted. And beginner effort can be compared with effort by elite athletes. Effort exerted can controlled, and it is the control of that factor what makes MYZONE more engaging.
MYZONE system integrates with other technology. You can sync with gym's cardio equipment, other people smartphone/smartwatch apps, or sync with Apple Health. MYZONE has a memory chip, and if you want to be phone free - it’s ok! The belt will count every beat as you run, horse ride, or any other form of exercise.
MYZONE records all your efforts and the MYZONE smartphone app then stores that data in the form of a logbook. This helps to set, track and attain goals. To enhance the encouragement and achievement, it enables you to compete and communicate with friends. Social sharing and leaderboards add power to the motivational forces.
MYZONE aims to motivate you to put in effort to achieve your goals and subsequently achieve your desired fitness. This is done by sustained adherence to workout regive and an active online community.