iSMARTtrain 2.0.3 Polar heart rate software for Mac OS X released

OTAG Technologies announce the release of iSMARTtrain version 2.0.3, the latest update to their Mac OS X application for downloading from Polar heart rate monitors and tracking & analysing sports training.

The latest release contains many bug-fixes and includes support for the Polar S725x Heart Rate Monitor.

The software is designed to allow multi-sport and single sport endurance athletes, for example triathletes, duathletes, runners and cyclists, to download training data, such as heart rate, cadence, speed and power, from Polar heart rate monitors and analyse it in graph, table and list formats. Information about training sessions, for example duration, distance and speed can also be similarly reviewed.

Any number of different sports can be quickly and easily tracked, using either metric or imperial units for each sport. Commonly used routes and sessions can be stored and quickly recalled. Total times, distances and number of sessions can be viewed per week, month or year. Equipment usage and user-defined keywords, such as weight and energy expended, can also be tracked.

Cyclists can analyse power and left-right balance from the Polar power sensor data, whilst runners can see run speed and distance data from the S625x & S725x models. The latest iSMARTtrain release includes weekly totals for training time, calories expended, time spent in up to 5 HR zones and easy to read visual bar graphs.

Development work on the software has been carried out in conjunction with leading sports scientist, coach and writer Joe Beer (http://www.jbst.com). Joe has provided valuable input to the software, both from a scientific and coaching aspect. Future releases will continue to benefit from his wealth of knowledge and experience.

A demo version, limited to 20 entries can be downloaded from http://www.ismarttrain.com

The full version costs US$40. It can be purchased either from within the application using eSellerate’s technology, or on OTAG Technologies’ website. This release is a free upgrade to existing customers.

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9 Comments

  1. I would like to thank MDN too. I have been looking for Mac compatible Polar software for some time! Thanks!
    As for Polar+Nano+Nike I would prefer it to be just heart rate monitor (polar is ok) + iPod (nano is fine) + ANY SHOES I LIKE; I am not sure if the Nike’s transmitter is any different from those used by Polar and Suunto, but if it is not, then I do not see any fair reason to tight it to Nike shoes (i mean the polar’s and suunto’s transmitters are attachabel to laces and work just fine).

  2. I use Polar equipment for cycling (and almost any cyclist who is into their fitness uses it), and iTrain has allowed me to use my Mac with it. I used to write the data into an Excel spreadsheet, which was tedious.

    This is one great piece of Mac software.

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