VO2max is the number that describes your cardiorespiratory fitness. It’s a single number that captures your heart, lungs, circulatory system, and muscles work all working independently and together. And, not…
In this interview, Firstbeat Physiology Research Manager Tero Myllymäki, M.Sc., explains the physiology of sleep, how sleep experts define good sleep, and why sleep stages are important.
Bad sleep can leave anyone struggling for answers. Why can’t I sleep? Why am I so tired in the morning? Why can’t I find the motivation to exercise and focus at work? Using a wearable device to track your sleep a good way to capture longer trends.
Firstbeat’s advanced performance analytics were introduced in a near-record 20 new devices in 2019. Things also stayed busy on the research and development front.
This article explores four common reasons why your VO2max might not be increasing as quickly as you hoped and what you can do about it.
See how one Firstbeat employee prepared for, and completed, the 200km Nordenskiöldsloppet race
The annual Firstbeat HRV Summit brings experts together from around the world to explore how analysis of heart rate and heart rate variability data can be deployed in new and better ways.
Inspired beginners often run faster, farther, and more often than they should. This often creates problems down the road that can prevent you from brining.
Which Firstbeat powered features for wearables were the most interesting to health, fitness, and performance enthusiasts in 2018? Here’s what our analysis reveals.
Advancing Physiological Analytics: Firstbeat CEO Joni Kettunen, Ph.D., Talks Science and Development at CES 2019
Firstbeat CEO Joni Kettunen shares the science behind the company’s advanced performance analytics and insight into a continuous development cycle for improvement.
Ray Maker of DCRainmaker.com took the stage at Firstbeat HRV Summit 2018 to share his thoughts on the future of wearables.
As you think about stress, recovery, and sleep in relationship to your own daily routines and lifestyle decisions, it’s worth keeping in mind that stress increases your body’s need for good quality sleep.