This article provides a brief overview of the Daily Outlook Feature. For an in-depth analysis about HRV, visit our Loops Guide to Daily Outlooks
What are Daily Outlooks?
Daily Outlooks tell you exactly how much effort your body can handle, based on your morning HRV relative to your baseline.
Daily Outlooks will guide you on the most optimal path from a fully recovered state - ready to take strenuous activities, and adjust your daily activity guidance accordingly until you require complete rest - so you can get back to doing the activities you love.
By following your Daily Outlook, Loops will ensure that you are always doing what’s best for your body, so no workout goes wasted.
How are Daily Outlooks calculated?
We calculate your Daily Outlook by comparing your morning HRV reading to your HRV Baseline Range. By understanding where your morning HRV falls relative to your HRV Baseline we can assume - based on HRV research - what branch of your Nervous System is currently activated. This process enables us to provide you with unique Daily Outlook that you can stay on your optimal fitness path.
Daily Outlook Categories
There are 4 Daily Outlook’s that you can recieve based on your morning HRV reading. Daily Outlooks provide you with actionable guidance on how hard you should push yourself on that day and are the engine behind opening and closing Loops.
Your Daily Outlook will appear under the Insights section on your Home Screen on the Daily Outlook Widget.
Max Performance Day
This outlook occurs when your most recent HRV reading falls within the parasympathetic range of your HRV baseline or on the higher end of your baseline range and beyond. This can mean that either your body has successfully recovered or still in a state to perform an all out effort . On your Max Performance days, you’re ready to push your limits and perform optimally.
Active Recovery Day
This outlook occurs when your morning HRV reading is within your HRV Baseline Range. When this happens, it means that your body’s recovery response has been activated, but you can still perform light exercise efficiently. This benefits your body by allowing you to continually make fitness gains while avoiding a complete rest day.
This outlook occurs when your morning HRV reading falls below your HRV Baseline Range. This is a sign that your body needs full recovery from previous activties. When this happens, your body is telling you to take the day off so it can restore itself back to optimal.
This outlook occurs when your morning HRV reading is much lower than your HRV Baseline Range. This may mean that your body is under significant strain from common life stressors or over training. When in this category, we recommend activating your Parasympathetic Nervous System to restore balance by getting rest, and practicing calming activities such as yoga or meditation.