Fitdigits apps have the ability to create interval workouts based on pace and distance on your iOS device. In order to create them for pace, you have to have a concept similar to heart rate, where you use speed / pace zones to define effort levels. Not everyone cares to wear a heart rate monitor all the time, though that still remains the best way to train smart, pace can be a passable approximation. If you don’t know your pace zones, we offer in-app Fitness Assessments that will set both heart rate zones and pace zones personalized to your current levels of fitness.
For example, if you are training for a 10K and targeting a pace of 8:30 minute per/mile, use this pace to set-up pace zones for your training and race day.
Setting up custom Pace zones are very similar to setting up Custom Heart Rate Zones.
Navigating to Pace Zones Manager
- Tap Settings > Settings by Activity Types and select the activity type you want to set the pace zone of
- OR – bring up the Activity on your home screen and tap the Gear / Settings icon for that activity type, then tap <Activity Type> Options in the Preferences section.
- Tap the Pace Zone you want to make default for that activity.
- Tap Set Default to set the zone as a default. You may edit any of the values on the page as well, see more on that below on Creating Pace Zones.
Creating Pace Zones
From the Pace Zone list page:
- Tap Add Zone Set
- Tap on the values on the right to change the boundaries of your zone
- Tap on the name of the Zone to edit / customize the zone name
- Tap the default name of the zone set to edit / customize the overall zone set name
Creating a zone set does not automatically make it default. Tap any complete zone set and tap Set Default to use that zone set with that activity.
A yellow heart means the zone set has not been synced to the cloud. To save the set for use on other devices or re-installation or to manage zones on the web, tap Menu > Sync.