Map My Tracks effort score
Map My Tracks scores the effort made for each activity by analyzing heart rate. The harder you work, or the longer go, and the effort score goes up. Take it easy and the effort score goes down. It's to compare your activities with your training buddies.
The Effort Score is based on the intensity, derived by heart rate, and the duration of the activity. Map My Tracks automatically score any activity that has personalised heart rate zones and heart rate data is available. To have your activity effort scored first set up your heart rate zones and ensure you record your heart rate during your activities.
The Map My Tracks Effort Score is broadly based on the TRIMP (TRaining IMPulse) concept first developed by Dr. Eric Bannister.
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