Workout Terminology

Calibration %

The calibration percentage reflects how much of a total workout is already calibrated on your Atlas watch.

How much of a workout is calibrated depends on the exercises within the workout. In some cases, none of them will be calibrated yet, giving you a percentage of zero. This means you'll need to calibrate them yourself before your watch can understand how to track them. 

As an example, this is what you'll see the first time you execute the CrossFit Workout Isabel.

isabel calibration

Because your Atlas watch doesn't yet know how to track snatches, you'll need to calibrate them the first time you perform them. (Remember, it takes three to five solid readings to get above 90% calibration accuracy!)

In other cases, you might see that a workout is 50% calibrated, which is the case with the CrossFit workout Nicole.

nicole calibration

The calibration is at 50% because the Atlas watch already knows how to track pull-ups but not running. So, the first time you perform Nicole, you'll only need to manually calibrate for the running portion of the workout.

Keep in mind that once you calibrate an exercise in one workout, whenever that exercise appears in any future workout, it will already be calibrated, and you won't be required to do it again (unless you want to).

Exercise Set Target

The exercise set target represents what specific metric you want your Atlas watch to measure. These include:

  1. Duration
  2. Repetitions
  3. Calories
  4. Max repetitions/"to failure"

With each target, your watch will automatically sense your movement and won't start counting until you've started exercising. Your Atlas Multi-Trainer will vibrate when you've reached the target. 

To change your exercise set target:

  1. Go to the guided workout. 
  2. Tap Menu and then Edit.   
  3. Locate the exercise and tap the blue circle with three white dots to edit.

edit exercise set target

Load Target

The load represents the weight you're working at, in either pounds or kilograms. You can set the load target for each exercise.

Other target options include bodyweight (either your full body weight or a percentage of it) and percent repetition maximum estimate (%RM). This means that you take a percentage of your one-rep maximum of an exercise.

Manual Tracking

Aside from what your Atlas watch will automatically track, you can also manually log exercises and workouts.

Athletes will manually track if they want to perform an additional set or if the set wasn't automatically sensed. Please note that you can only manually track exercises that are already in your current workout!

Manual tracking is easy.

  1. Start a workout.
  2. Select BACK to open the workout menu.
  3. Select Log Set.
  4. Select the name of the exercise that you want to log and select GO.
  5. Select the number of reps and the load you wish to log and select GO.

Activity Timeout

Activity Timeout lets you determine how much time needs to pass between exercises for them to count as two separate sets. 

For instance, let's say you set an Activity Timeout of five seconds. If you perform two push-ups, take a three-second break, and then perform two more, your Atlas watch will count that as one set since it was still under the five-second Activity Timeout. 

However, if you take a seven-second break in between those reps, it will be counted as two sets.

If you want a more challenging workout, you should set a shorter Activity Timeout. If you want to be more lenient, increase it.    

Distance Override

Distance Override is a great feature for running and also rowing. It gives you more control over the repetition distance — meaning the length of your stride. For example, you might have a five-foot stride length while running but a three-foot stride length while walking. 

Your Atlas watch will estimate the repetition distance based on your height, but you can always adjust it using Distance Override.

This is important because it impacts the number of reps you'll need to complete in order to achieve your Distance Target.

Repetition Distance

When you're performing an exercise like lunges, the Atlas Multi-Trainer will track something called repetition distance, which represents the space you cover in feet when you perform one rep. 

repetition distance