While the focus of Oxa’s exercises varies across topics and goals, the sensor, garment, and app work together in every exercise to measure your vitals. During and after an exercise, you can see your vitals and other calculated scores.
Through the Oxa app, you can see the following data types, depending on the exercise type:
- Calmness Score
- Heart Rate
- Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
- Breathing Rate
- Minimal Breathing
- Power Breathing
Your calmness score is calculated using your heart rate, breathing rate, and HRV. It shows how calm your nervous system is on a scale of 1-10. 10 represents deep calm, 5, a normal day, and 1 high stress.
Your Calmness overview
This is calculated from your heart rate, breathing rate and heart rate variability (HRV). It indicates the state of your nervous system on a scale of 1-10.
- 10 - 9 – deep calm
- 8 - 7 – relaxed
- 6 - 4 – normal
- 3 - 2 – tense
- 1 – stressed
Your calmness change:
Calmness change is a measure of how your heart rate changes after an exercise. For instance, if your heart rate drops by 15 beats per minute (bpm) your recovery rate is 15.
As you become fitter and more experienced with breathwork, your calmness change will improve.
Heart rate is the number of beats per minute (bpm). A normal adult heart rate is between 60 and 100 bpm.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
The time between heartbeats changes slightly with every beat. This is called heart rate variability (HRV). Higher HRV indicates resilience, wellbeing, and quality sleep. Low HRV is associated with stress.
Your breathing rate is the number of breaths you take per minute (br/min). A high number indicates fast breathing that may be effortful or shallow.
Your coherence time:
This indicates how long you are in coherence during an exercise. Coherence is a state in which your heart and breathing rates synchronize. This has many benefits for health.
Your coherence strength score:
This indicates how coherent you are. We use a scale of 1-100. During the exercise, you will move in and out of coherence. The closer you get, the higher your score. Your goal is to reach 100.
Your minimal breathing score represents “minimal” breathing. It’s scored between 1 and 100 and your goal is to reach 100. You can do this by reducing the amount of air you breathe until you feel a light “air hunger.” Air hunger signifies that CO2 is increasing in your lungs and blood.
Your power breathing score is based on the “power” of your hyperventilation. The goal is to breathe as fast and as strongly as you can. We use a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being the strongest.
This energetic practice gives your breathing muscles a workout. And it causes levels of CO2 to decrease in your lungs and blood, increasing your breath hold time. Aim for 100… But always listen to your body!
Your breath hold
This is the number of seconds you can hold your breath after exhalation. As you become fitter and more experienced with breathwork, your breath hold time will improve.