Generally I'm not a fan of chest-mounted fitness monitors, but the GoMore does more, and that is why it is my product of the week.
Product of the Week: GoMore Fitness Monitor

I'm a big Fitbit user, and it is an excellent product if you are simply trying to stay in shape. (Mostly because if your wife has one, she will constantly rub her better stats in your face, which is extremely annoying). However, if you are competing, neither Fitbit nor most other fitness monitors does a good job of optimizing that training. To do that, you need to measure stamina, because that is what you most need to increase. Knowing your stamina allows you to push your limits.

I had a chance to chat (via email) with Masa Lai, a renowned triathlon coach in Taiwan, who helped refine the GoMore Fitness Monitor, which uniquely measures stamina.

Measuring stamina is important when you are looking to optimize an athlete's performance, because a number of factors -- like sleep quality and diet -- could impact it. Data on stamina lets athletes and coaches review workout sessions and optimize them by factoring in diet and sleep changes. They can then figure out which personal practices are helping or hurting the effort to increase stamina.

Even if you are just trying to optimize your daily workout for overall health and fitness, exercising at a 50 percent stamina level should provide the greatest benefit for the time spent, Coach Lai said.

With just my Fitbit heart rate monitor, I have a hard time telling if I'm working hard enough or too hard. Focusing on stamina (which automatically adjusts for improving fitness) should deliver faster results. Having a coach yell at me when I'm slacking off definitely would help too.

Generally I'm not a fan of chest-mounted fitness monitors, but the GoMore does more, and that is why it is my product of the week.

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