The following tutorial will introduce you to the Loops "Today" page and how to navigate each of the cards. If you would like to know more about what each card means, you can either tap the info icons on the card or tap into the card directly for a detailed explanation of what each card means.
The home screen is divided into 3 sections: Insights, Daily Goal, and Loops.
The widgets under the insights section are the engine behind Loops. They are designed to represent the 3 step process that Loops uses to turn your Daily HRV reading into an actionable metric via Daily Outlook; Let’s take a look below how this works.
Breathe Session Widget
The “Breathe Session” widget is the first of 3 steps in receiving your Daily Outlook. You must breathe before 12 p.m every day in order for Loops to update your HRV Baseline Range and calculate your Daily Outlook.
The Breathe Session widget has 3 states:
Pre Breathe - The widget will look like this when you have not recorded a breathe. If you need to be reminded on how to measure your HRV you can click on this widget for a breathe session tutorial.
Post Breathe - You will see your HRV in milliseconds when you successfully measure your HRV via Apple Watch Breathe Session. If there is an error when taking your reading you will see a “Breathe Error” notification.
Missed Breathe – If you miss your breathe session the widget will be faded out and you will see a prompt at top screen saying that you missed your breathe session.
HRV Baseline Widget
The HRV Baseline Widget is the second key element to receiving your Daily Outlook. The widget will present your baseline range as well as the minimum and maximum values. When you record your Daily HRV we will plot it on the baseline, deriving your Daily outlook based on where it falls.
The HRV Baseline widget has 2 states:
Pre Breathe – You will see your most recent HRV Baseline Range before you record your morning HRV. You can click through this card to explore your HRV Baseline Range Trends and Analytics
Post Breathe – Once you have successfully measured your HRV your reading will be plotted on your baseline. It is here you can see if it falls within or outside of your baseline and how this translates to your Daily Outlook.
Daily Outlook Widget
The Daily Outlook widget shows the result of the previous two widgets. It tells you exactly what your body is capable on that day based on your HRV relative to your baseline. There are four possible outcomes: Max Performance, Active Recovery, Relaxation and Rest. By setting an activity goal tied to your Daily outcome you can make sure that you are giving your body exactly what it needs so you can avoid over or under-training ; By following your Daily Outlook you can stay on your optimal Loop path.
If you need more information on what each daily outlook means you can click on this widget for an overview of Loops’ Daily outlooks.
The Daily Outlook Widget has 2 states:
Pre Breathe – You will not receive a Daily Outlook untill you complete your morning breathe. The widget will display an N/A Value untill you measure your HRV or if you do not measure your HRV before 12 pm.
Post Breathe – Once you have successfully measured your HRV, the Daily Outlook widget will calculate and display your Daily Outlook for the day.