What is myzone?
Myzone is an innovative wearable heart rate chest strap that will accurately and conveniently monitor your physical activity. Myzone delivers a fully connected solution for anyone who wants to simply monitor their fitness progression through to those who wish to compete in friendly completion with others.
How does it work ?
Myzone records real time heart rate, calories, and intensity of all work outs. The telemetry can be displayed collectively in group settings and exercise classes, or individually direct to your smartphone via the myzone app. The app allows you then to engage with friends or competitors across the community and compare your activities.
How is this different from Garmin / Strava etc.?
Myzone sets its self apart from other fitness hardware and software such as Strava and Garmin as not only does it monitors heart rate, calories and time exercising, It takes this information and converts this effort into myzone Effort Points (MEPs), with a focus on rewarding effort rather than fitness.
As a result of this, the effort you put into your exercised is measured and rewarded over traditional metrics such as speed and distance. Therefore it offers a level playing field for a new starter to compare themselves to a top athlete over the same activity.
Why have UKOSF gone in to this partnership?
myzone are a big player in the UK fitness market supplying their wearable technology to gyms and clubs across the UK. Their success has come from the community spirt their technology generates and the motivation it gives individuals to push themselves as hard as they can. UKOSF is about building and working with the whole UK OCR community and isn’t just the top athletes. We believe this is a great product that can be used by everyone.
We hope to generate some UK wide and local challenges over the coming months so you can compare yourself amongst your team mates / age group or the rest of the UK
What does this mean for me?
Myzone’s success has also been due to its ability to connect with third-party apps and technology, complementing feedback to individuals preferred tech. Therefore you can pair the belt with Garmin / Apple watches etc. and still get all the stats and information you would from a normal heart rate monitoring chest strap.
Can I access myzone using my existing chest strap?
Unfortunately not. You will need a myzone belt
How much does it cost?
We have saved the best part to last. As a result of the partnership UKOSF members can get £50 off a myzone belt. Therefore the MZ-1 RRP £89.99 is now £39.99 and the MZ-3 RRP £129.99 is now £69.99. We recommend the MZ-3 as this records and stores the activity data itself. Whereas the you are still required to be in range of your phone for the MZ-1. Not great for the wet and muddy world of OCR.