If you track your menstruation periods in Apple Health, then these days will be indicated on the chart on your iPhone to help give context to your RTT Score!
Training Today constantly monitors your Health Data from Apple Watch to determine your readiness to train (RTT) each day and throughout the day.
Training Today can help you stay safe from overtraining injury or let you know if it’s the best time to work hard, take it easy, or have a rest day (yes, please).
Developed with British Triathlon Coaches and tested on athletes of varying ability, we have taken a holistic view of your life by using the advanced capabilities of Apple Watch to monitor your health 24hrs a day and process that data to create a simple, accurate readiness to train (RTT) score to help you reach your training goal.
* Calculates your readiness to train (RTT) score automatically throughout the day.
* Presents a multi-day chart showing how your score is changing.
* Using the Digital Crown, you can scroll through previous RTT scores on the chart.
* Runs independently on Apple Watch; no need for iPhone to be present.
* iPhone companion app also shows your current RTT score and tutorial.
* Full support for all complications means you can quickly glance at your watch and see your current RTT score at any time.
* We use Heart Rate Variability (HRV), Workout detection and our own algorithm to determine your RTT score.
* Automatic filtering of outlier data (e.g. very larger variances in data)
* Workout detection - we detect when you have completed a workout logged to Apple Health and show it on the chart. Tap the screen when you see one to get details of the workout and better understand the impact on your RTT score.
* Post workout prompt - if you have completed a workout but we don't have a recent HRV reading, the chart will show an exclamation indicator (!) prompting you to use the Breathe app to get a new reading so we can update your RTT score and chart.
The following are available in the subscription version:
* Siri support - ask, "Hey Siri, what's my Training Today score?" or "Hey Siri, what's my Training Today RTT?" to see your score and current weekly chart
* Siri shortcuts - get your current Training Today score as input for automation you can create in Apple Shortcuts.
* Apple Watch notifications when your RTT drops by a configured amount compared to your 4-day average.
* View your RTT chart on your iPhone as well as your Apple Watch
* View your complete baseline HRV and RHR (Resting Heart Rate) data in the iPhone app and scroll through Years, Months and the related weekly RTT charts.
* Fine-tune your RTT score using Smoothing and Intensity Settings on your iPhone
* Add widgets to your iPhone home screens and lock screens showing your current RTT score and chart.
* Compare your Resting Heart Rate data with your RTT and HRV scores.
* Notifications on Apple Watch when your RTT changes over a configured value compared to your 4-day average.
- context tagging.
- data sharing.
- a new learning section
- dynamic training plans.
More info at https://TrainingTodayApp.com
For best performance, wear your Apple Watch as much as possible and overnight if you can.
The Training Today iPhone and Apple Watch app (“App)” provides only information, is not medical or treatment advice, and may not be treated as such by the user. As such, this App may not be relied upon for the purposes of medical diagnosis or as a recommendation for medical care or treatment. The information on this App is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this App is for general information purposes only.
Note: Original Apple Watches (Series 0) are not supported because they do not support HRV or watchOS 6 or later, and users under 16 are not supported because HRV data is unavailable.
Thanks for updating Training Today!
In this release, we have a bunch of internal fixes that should improve performance and crush a few minor bugs that have appeared.
We have also introduced Menstruation tracking in this release. If you use the Cycle Tracking app from Apple or another third-party app that records your periods in Apple Health, then these days will be indicated on the chart on your iPhone with a pink background to the day; again providing more context to why your RTT score may be where it is.
With this update, we now show Resting Heart Rate, Sleep data, Periods, and a daily Activity Intensity Score so you can better understand your RTT score.
We are also in the process of creating a complete online guide here which you can get from the Docs section of our website https://trainingtodayapp.com/. Please bear with us while we complete this; in the meantime, there are lots of documents on that site, plus blog posts, and don’t forget our podcast!
Our coaches are hard at work building a session library for release with watchOS10 that will be available to all subscribers and which we are really excited about, so stay tuned!
Ratings and Reviews
I’ve started using Training Today in conjunction with the 80/20 zone 2 training methodology for my cycling. The two work very well together. The 80/20 zone 2 methodology means you train 80% of the time at your zone 2 cardio rate, and 20% at your zone 4/5 cardio rate going all out.
For example, in a 7 day period, you spend four days in zone 2, and 1 day in zones 4/5. In a week’s time, that allows 2 recovery days. I use the Training Today as a guide to see how hard to train. For example, if it has a medium Heart Rate Variability (HRV) score of 5, I’ll train in zone 2 and bike about 30 miles. If the HRV score is 0, I can take a rest day or just bike 15 miles in zone 1. I’ll also make sure there is a rest day before the zones 4/5 push and the HRV score is high enough. Remember zone 2 means endurance training, if you stay in zone 2 for a few hours, you’ll be very tired and the HRV score will show it afterwards.
The main reason I like Training Today is the way they bound your HRV data into a range between 0 to 10, that’s because everyone’s HRV range is different, and that range can change as you train over a long period. I’ve also found the HRV read out is quite in tune with what I did during the training. One important thing to remember is Training Today needs to keep track of your HRV over a period (e.g. 1 month) in order to calibrate the range, that’s because your HRV of 30ms is different from my HRV of the same value. Give the app a try, it’s well worth it.
Good... in theory?
Edit 2: changing to 5 stars because Ian on the dev team went above and beyond to help me out with the app. Couldn't figure it out in the long run but appreciate the customer support and will keep the app to see if/how it improves over time.
Edit: ended up just deleting. No response from team with an app that's got just over 200 reviews. The app might as well be just pulling arbitrary numbers. I'm fully rested and ready to train, and it's telling me I'm at a 3 and should rest. Better off just seeing how you feel than try and decipher what this app is trying to tell you. Not sure what the 5 star reviews are about.
Not sure how to read this. I workout heavy weights for over an hour. Sleep a decent 7 hours. Run 4 miles in 100 degree weather and it still says "10 - peak performance!" How about maybe 5? And this is with intensity adjusted to -10. Like, what? Not to mention it has said "no hrv reading use breathe app" every day even though i have hrv readings via my health app AND have done the breathe app twice each day. So what exactly does your app DO? I know what it's SUPPOSED to do. Luckily it's free and easy to delete. Anyone have suggestions for an app that does what this says it does but actually works? Im willing to pay. Just want something to help gauge my recovery and "readiness" to train.
Developer Response ,
Sorry we have not responded earlier and I’d like to understand why the app is reporting bad data for you. If you would like to give it another go please email me at email@example.com and we can investigate
Excellent so far
I’ve been trying to incorporate HRV into my training for a while but so far available apps have insisted on specific hardware and/or been too top-heavy looking for manually inputted correlations with other metrics. Many of the latter exist in other app ecosystems that only partially share data with each other or with apple health. I’d frankly rather be out riding my bike that any more messing around with this, and have been waiting for a solution that just used what’s on hand in apple health already. I get that it’s not as good as standalone hardware, and that ideally HRV would be measured at a fixed time, like every am etc., but it’s still data, and after looking at it for over a year (and using Breathe first thing each am) it does correlate with how I’m feeling and my performance.
So, 5 minutes with this new app and using existing apple health data it perfectly predicted in retrospect what my week has been like, including having felt fantastic on the bike this morning, which was correlated with a 10/10 peak performance prediction.
Not much in the iOS app itself, but the watch complication/app is perfect. Get it. Oh, and I’d be willing to pay for this BTW.
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