To start using Loops, you must first Build your HRV Baseline. The following article will discuss the baseline calibration period.
Why do you need to calibrate you HRV Baseline?
You HRV Baseline represents your “normal range” of values when it is calibrated with your most recent readings. It is the engine behind Loops and without it we cannot compare your morning HRV reading to anything to determine what it means to you on any given day.
How to calibrate your HRV Baseline?
To calibrate your HRV Baseline, we need you to take an HRV reading every morning for 5 days. To take an HRV reading, complete a 60-second breathe session using the Mindfulness App on your Apple Watch before 12:00PM. Once you have calibrated your initial HRV Baseline will continually update itself every time you record a morning HRV measurement. By completing breathe sessions daily, we can ensure to give you the most accurate recommendations and analytics.
Follow these steps to Calibrate Your Baseline Correctly:
To complete a morning breathe session you must complete the breathe session before 12:00PM each day to successfully measure your HRV.
1. Start Your Baseline Calibration
Start your baseline calibration by selecting start on the “Build Your Baseline” at the top of the home screen.
2. Complete 5 Morning Breathe Sessions
To complete a morning breathe session, open the Mindfulness App on your Apple Watch and select Breathe. Set the Breathe time to 1 minute and follow the on screen instructions.
It’s really important that you get an accurate reading. To maximize your accuracy try to:
Do your breathe session within 5-10 minutes of waking up
Do not do anything before your breathe - no coffee, activities, shower, work, etc.
Sit still - don’t talk or move your body in any way.
3 . Get your HRV Baseline Range after you complete the 5 Day Calibration Period.
Once you complete your first 5 morning Breathe Session’s we will calculate your HRV Baseline Range. As you continue to use Loops your Baseline Range will increase to a 14 Day algorithm. You can view the accuracy of your Baseline Range in on the HRV Analytics page.