New managing director for JOHAN Sports
As of November 1st, Niels van der Linden has started in the position of Managing Director JOHAN Sports. He succeeds Ralph van Baasbank, who left Demcon last summer.
In the summer of 2020, JOHAN Sports will launch its new monitoring system. Not only will this system contain the most up-to-date technology, but extra functionalities are added to make it one of the most comprehensive monitoring systems available. To get to know all the new features of the monitoring system, we will discuss the (new) functionalities in the coming weeks. In this blog, we will discuss the integration of a heart rate sensor in the new JOHAN V5 GPS tracker.
Monitoring heart rate is one of the most popular ways of monitoring workload in sports. During the exercise, the intensity of the exercise can be monitored in the JOHAN LIVE App with both GPS- and heart rate variables. The added value of heart rate during a live session is particularly evident during the rest periods within a training. During the rest periods between exercises, heart rate data can be used to get insights into the recovery status of the players. If you see that the heart rate of the players is decreasing rapidly (i.e. they are recovering quite fast), you might decide to reduce the length of the rest period and start the next repetition earlier. But the other way around is also possible: if you see that the heart rate values of the players are still quite high at the end of the rest period (i.e. players have not fully recovered yet), you might decide to increase the length of the rest period. This way, HR data support you in optimizing the work and rest periods of your training session.
Another example of the when heart rate is used is during fitness tests (e.g. Interval Shuttle Run Test or the Yo-Yo test). In these cases, the most important information on the fitness levels of the players comes from HR data. Based on HR data, we get insights into the fitness levels and recovery capacities of the players. Especially when we repeat these tests multiple times, HR data gives you, as a coach, information on whether these capacities of your players are improving.
As some may know already, it is not new that JOHAN facilitates the monitoring of heart rate data next to the monitoring of GPS data. So then the question remains: what has changed? Previously, two sensors were needed to measure both GPS and heart rate data. This meant a team must purchase (or lease) two different products and players must wear two different sensors while a player ideally wears a maximum of one sensor. It is more cost-efficient and user friendly to combine both sensors. These two functionalities are now integrated into the new JOHAN V5 sports tracker. All the relevant data about player performance and injury prevention will all be collected with one JOHAN V5 sports GPS tracker.
Furthermore, the sensor is developed to be worn horizontally and is compatible with standard heart rate belts and JOHAN heart rate vests. The belt is a proven and well-known tool for measuring the human heart rate. Moreover, it is an entry-level model for teams starting with the JOHAN V5 technology and easily accessible for players who have never been monitored with player monitoring. JOHAN Sports also offers V5 Heart rate sports vests, including advanced technology that measures heart rate through a sports vest and streams it to the V5 sports GPS tracker. This tool also provides reliable heart rate results and can be ordered if players find it more comfortable. Since the new JOHAN V5 sports GPS tracker can be worn on both heart rate vests and belts, you can now decide what works the best for your team and your players.
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