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08.10.2014

Firstbeat's UK partner Optima-Life supported the wellness and health of NHS North West Ambulance Service using the Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment. How did the project affect the employees' recovery and productivity?

Watch the video to learn how Lifestyle Assessment helped the employees of the NHS North West Ambulance Service to perform and cope better at work as well as in everyday life. See also our other success stories.

“Employee health and well-being is absolutely crucial to the success of the NHS. Engaged, healthy and happy employees provide better, more compassionate care and are more caring for those who they serve”

Catherine Loftus,
Interim Deputy Director
NHS North West Leadership Academy

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02.10.2014

The Garmin Forerunner product line extends as Garmin launches the new Forerunner 920XT multisport GPS watch with Firstbeat features inside.

The Forerunner 920XT watch records in-depth-metrics for swimming, cycling and running and tracks the user's daily activity. The 920XT is therefore ideal for training and racing for both beginners and advanced users.

Firstbeat features in Forerunner 920XT provide the user with concrete information on the the workout as well as fitness level of the user:

  • Training Effect: The effectiveness of your work-out visualized
  • VO2max Automated Fitness Test: Your actual progress after each applicable workout
  • Recovery Advisor: Recovery time recommendation after workout & recovery check during the first minutes of the exercise
  • Energy Expenditure: The calories burned during exercise
  • Automated Adaptation: Automated adaptation to the user’s fitness level and training history

In addition to the previous features, the 920XT contains a new Firstbeat feature enabling VO2max Fitness Test from cycling exercises, power pedals required.

Read more about the device and the Firstbeat features

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30.09.2014

A new white paper - Stress and Recovery Analysis Method Based on 24-Hour Heart Rate Variability - developed by Firstbeat has been published. The white paper looks at the phenomena behind the method (autonomic nervous system, heart rate variability), the analysis procedure and practical application areas. In addition, the publication compares different stress and recovery analysis methods and presents research results achieved with the Firstbeat method.

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