Firstbeat Adds Movement Tracking to Firstbeat Sports Training Load Analysis
Last year, the Finnish heart rate expert Firstbeat launched Firstbeat Sports Sensor and Live app, a highly efficient mobile solution for monitoring training load in team sports. The system uses Movesense sensors to record players’ heart rate to provide in-depth analysis of training load and recovery.
Now Firstbeat starts using the movement measuring capability of the Movesense sensor. The company introduces two proprietary movement based metrics to Firstbeat Sports, Movement Load and Movement Intensity.
These metrics quantify the actual output of a player, a key to relate the external training load with the internal load derived from heart rate. This gives team coaches a comprehensive picture of each player’s development with new insights. In particular, it allows evaluating how the external load affects the physiological load and vice versa.
– Movement Load lets you complete the training picture using Firstbeat Sports. Now you can combine external load info with our renowned internal load data in the same place for the first time, says Veli-Pekka Kurunmäki, Director of Professional Sports at Firstbeat.
Firstbeat Sports Premium users will get the new functionality as a firmware update, utilizing the technical possibility to update the sensor firmware with a mobile app.
In the Movesense team we are extremely happy to see Firstbeat to utilize the full potential of the sensor. Firstbeat is one of the most respected companies in its field. Their solution is a great example of what Movesense enables. We wish the best of success to both Firstbeat and the teams using Firstbeat Sports!
Read more on Firstbeat website.