3 Tips to Success with PAI

You've made your first steps towards bettering your health by downloading the PAI Health app and tracking your physical activities, great job! We have some tips and tricks to make your PAI experience even better, and to make sure the app is capturing all the physical activities you're doing.

1.Check That Your Wearable Is Nice and Snug

Sometimes your wearable device may not capture your heart rate correctly - this could be because you need to adjust it on your wrist! First, make sure it is on your non-dominant hand. Next, adjust the wearable's position on your wrist so that it is about 2 finger-widths above the actual joint between your hand and arm. For reference, this is higher on your arm than where a typical shirt cuff ends - you want the wearable device to sit where it can best detect your heart rate. Lastly, when you're doing physical activity, be sure to tighten the wrist band so the device cannot move. You don't need to cut off your circulation, but it does need to be nice and snug!

 

2. Be Sure To Activate Workout Mode

A very important step to ensure the PAI Health app measures your physical activity is activating workout mode on your wearable device.

If you're using an Apple Watch, first open the workout app on your watch. Then turn the Digital Crown (the 'gear' on the side of the watch) to the workout you want to do. You may see running, biking, and more - pick the activity that best matches what you're about to do. When you're ready to go, tap Start on your watch. Once you're done your activity, simply tap End on the watch face. For more information on Workout mode for Apple Watch, please read the User Guide here.

If you're using a Fitbit, activating workout mode may be different depending on the device model. If your Fitbit has a touch screen, you should be able to tap or swipe to locate different activities. If you do not have a touch screen, you can push the main device button until you see 'Workout' (or your default activity). Once you've located your activity of choice, either tap on the watch face or push the device button to start. For more information on operating your Fitbit, please check out their resources here.

3. Check Heart Moments in the PAI Health App After Each Activity

Open the PAI Health app and tap on the section that reads 'Resting HR'. This should bring up your Heart Moments graph, which will display how your heart rate reacted to the different activities you completed. This will give you a good idea about how each activity translates into PAI earned. 

For example, in the graph below it took about half an hour in the Low HR (Heart Rate) zone to earn 1 PAI, but only 1 minute in the High HR zone to earn 1 PAI. Use this knowledge to make the best use of your time in the future - if you're short on time, try to get your heart into the high zone to earn the most PAI per minute!

Those are our main tips for making the most out of your PAI experience. Remember, if you have any questions or feedback, feel free to email us at support@paihealth.com.

 

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