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Fitness Points are gained based on the following:
In order to improve your cardiovascular fitness your heart rate needs to increase significantly and for a longer period of time. So a tough weight lifting routine may give you less Fitness Points than a short run since your heart rate doesn't increase as much or only increases in short bursts.
To be able to properly measure Fitness Points it is important to get accurate heart rate readings. To ensure accurate readings, follow the guidelines below.
Under the following circumstances built-in heart rate monitors may not perform optimally:
Since Fitness Points are based on your heart rate, you may experience some inconsistencies with the calculation of Fitness Points in the above scenarios. However, this doesn't impact how Fitness Points help you improve your Fitness Age or VO2max. Our tests have shown that Fitness Points are the best measure of how to improve your fitness level.
If you want to ensure more accurate Fitness Points calculations during these types of activities, we recommend using an external Bluetooth®* heart rate monitor.