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Since we had six of our Masimo MightySat athlete ambassadors gathered, we asked each one if they have any tech tips for you.

One of the exciting aspects of being an early adopter of this fingertip technology used to gather better data to help produce better performances is that the user – you and these elite athletes – are discovering your own ways to best utilize this highly accurate and reliable pulse oximeter paired with the Masimo Personal Health app. When reading these tips, you might spot a few trends.

CrossFit champion Ben Stoneberg: “I use the data from MightySat in a few different ways to help aid in my training. First, I make sure to check my Sp02 (oxygen saturation) every morning and night to help configure my rest days. If I’m at 97% or above, I’m good to go for another hard training day. If I’m below that number, I either take a full rest day, do something light or accessory work. Using the RRp (respiration rate) reading has been a great addition to my training as well. Recovering after a workout is key to being ready for the next one. The RRp is breaths per minute, which in return will indicate the progress of my recovery. I time how fast it takes my breathing to drop after an intense workout. The faster I can get my breathing to drop, the more efficient I’ll be at recovery. This ties into the awesome Masimo Personal Health app’s heart rate recovery feature. It gives me an instant response on how well I lower my heart rate after an intense workout.”

Pro and US Olympic beach volleyball player Lauren Fendrick: “When I take my early morning reading, I have my Masimo Personal Health app open by my side. I close my eyes, take several deep breaths and do a body scan from head to toe. I note any feelings, discomfort, tightness and if there is any underlying mood. I note this in a daily survey that I fill out. It is awesome to have this check-in and I can compare this to the MightySat data being recorded in the app. Once you take the MightySat off, the session is complete, and you can see your highs, lows and averages for each data point over the session.”

Professional and multi-time US National Champion swimmer Michael Andrew: “My tech tip for how to get the most out of the MightySat is to use the Masimo Personal Health app to track all of your measurements. It is so cool to track and be able to go back in a week or during a hard cycle of training to see what your body was doing at the time and how things may have changed with slight adjustments. Also, a huge part of getting the MightySat to work for you is to measure consistently. Come up with a time that is convenient and easy to put the device on your finger for a minute or two. Get in the habit of measuring at the same time each day.”

IRONMAN champion Michael Weiss: “I highly recommend syncing the Masimo Personal Health app with TrainingPeaks. Most athletes I know are using it as a training diary and for planning their season. The MightySat’s measurements perfectly fit in for tracking recovery and observing fitness trends. Once synced, no extra steps are needed: just put MightySat on your finger and let it gather data while using the app on your smartphone, which is then uploaded automatically to TrainingPeaks!”

Three-time moto/supercross champion Zach Osborne: “My best MightySat tip is to document everything. Whether it’s using the app or just good old-fashioned pen and paper, numbers and data are key to making gains and continuing to learn your body and recovery!”

IRONMAN champion Heather Jackson: “My tip on how to use the MightySat best is not very technical, but more procedural. It’s very important to note what time of day you are checking your stats. Make sure you compare day-to-day readings that are taken around the same time each day.”

Six Masimo MightySat Tech Tips – Recap

  1. “Check my Sp02 (oxygen saturation) every morning and night to help configure my rest days. If I’m at 97% or above, I’m good to go for another hard training day.” – Ben Stoneberg
  2. “I close my eyes, take several deep breaths and do a body scan from head to toe. I note any feelings, discomfort, tightness and if there is any underlying mood. I note this in a daily survey that I fill out.” – Lauren Fendrick
  3. “…use the Masimo Personal Health app to track all of your measurements.” – Michael Andrew
  4. “I highly recommend syncing the Masimo Personal Health app with TrainingPeaks. Most athletes I know are using it as a training diary and for planning their season. ” – Michael Weiss
  5. “…document everything.” – Zach Osborne
  6. “Make sure you compare day-to-day readings that are taken around the same time each day.” – Heather Jackson
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