What is Interactive Squash? Well, I had never heard of it until a week or so ago, so probably like me, you are new to this idea.
I guess I could best describe it to the uninitiated as a cross between the famous (albeit a little outdated) computer game of Wii and the real game of squash. It’s played on a normal squash court with a normal squash racquet and ball. That’s where the similarity with squash ends.
Interactive Squash – iSquash
Heart Rate Tracking
I use a Fitbit Charge HR. if you wear one of these devices whilst playing squash, you can perform heart rate tracking while you play. You can access this data using the Fitbit App, but if you want to work with the heart rate tracking data, you need something a bit more detailed. I have written a previous post about how you can download this data.
I wasn’t sure, however, how accurate this heart rate tracking data was when using a Fitbit Charge HR, so I decided to perform a little experiment. I borrowed my son’s Gamin 310xt – a model that works by the user wearing a chest strap, linked to the Garmin device worn on the wrist. This, I assume, must be much more accurate for heart rate tracking.
So, off we go to the court – me wearing both devices and my son determined to get me running around the court like a mad-man! 🙂