They are both basically trying to tell you how well your body is coping and recovering from stress (BOTH physical and emotional).
Garmin with its ‘Body Battery‘ (which I have on my MARQ Expedition) does it over the whole day.
Polar with its ‘Nightly Recharge‘, per the unambiguous name, focuses on your nightly ‘recharge’ — with the emphasis on the early part of your sleep.
Polar’s ‘Nightly Recharge’ definitely gives you more data than I get with the Garmin, e.g., breathing rate, heart rate variability and beat-to-beat interval. (See images below).
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Garmin’s ‘Body Battery’ feedback on Garmin Connect.
Polar’s ‘Nightly Recharge’ status on their APP.
As you can see from above, there are TWO aspects that are taken into consideration: autonomic nervous system (ANS) recovery and how well you slept.
The Sleep feedback which is not that dissimilar to what you can get with a Garmin.
It appears I am doing OK. I could have told you that without either the Garmin or Polar! SMILE. I sleep like a LOG. To say I sleep like a baby would be wrong. As a father of four I know that babies are fussy sleepers. I am not. I fall asleep fairly easily and when I do, I am GONE. I sleep deeply as far as I am concerned.
There is a very good reason as to why I sleep well. I am dead tired by the time I go to bed … usually after 1am in the MORNING. I also don’t get as much sleep as I would like. 8 hpurs would be a dream. 7 would be nice. I usually end up with something less than 7.
As long as I get up at my usual time, which is past 8am, I wake up RESTED and ready to go.
So, both the Polar and Garmin are basically confirming this. I sleep OK and am recharged when I get up.
Would be interesting to see what others get in terms of readings.
Each to their own and I LIKE my creature comforts. Prior to this when I agree to go camping it means that I will stay at a ‘Holiday Inn‘.
But, I was willing to make an exception for this.
What do you think?
It has A/C and an attached full-function bathroom in an adjoining tent. I think I might be able to survive one night.
This afternoon a LIBRARIAN, yes, a librarian told me that she could NOT find my e-mail online!
Sacré bloody bleu!
I was MORTIFIED.
Google my name.
But, yes, it is TRUE that my e-mail is NOT that obvious. So, I am trying to fix that.
No, I am NOT worried about publicizing my e-mail.
I have had this e-mail, unchanged for over 22-years. Most people have it. Plus, I have some rather effective spam filters and e-mail blockers.
So, again. Anura Guruge e-mail: email@example.com.
My latest Business Card (front & back — enlarged)
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