The M5 makes training with Morpheus easier and more flexible than ever. To make sure you get the most out of each and every workout with the M5 follow the steps outlined below
General training guidelines
The M5 is designed to read and display heart rate through its internal sensors, or by connecting to an external ANT+ chest strap such as the M3, or one made by Garmin, Suunto, Polar, etc.
Note: Due to the nature of PPG (optical) sensors used in the M5, it's recommended to connect the M5 to a chest strap during training sessions that may include either high intensity, or high speed movements. During this type of training, a chest strap will provide greater overall accuracy and allow the M5 to be worn around the wrist, or wherever you find the most comfortable.
You may also choose to train with or without your phone. If you connect the M5 via Bluetooth to the Morpheus app, you can take full advantage of the additional features in the app.
If you use the M5 without the app, the workout will be recorded and available to import (sync) into the app after the workout is complete.
Starting the workout
Prior to beginning any workout, make sure you have completed a recovery test first. This is necessary to set the correct heart rate zones for the day within the M5.
Note: If you have not recorded a recovery test prior to the workout, the M5 will display the heart rate zones set from the previous time it was connected to the Morpheus app. This means the heart rate zones will NOT be personalized based on your recovery for that day.
To start the workout, put the M5 on and navigate to TRAIN and use the select button to choose this mode.
Note: If you will be connecting to an external chest strap, you can choose to wear the M5 wherever you feel is the most comfortable. If will be using the M5 by itself, it's recommended to wear it on the inner forearm for greatest accuracy.
Selecting the device mode
If you will NOT be connecting to a chest strap, select M5 on the device selection screen. This will turn the M5's internal heart rate sensors on.
If you will be wearing a compatible ANT+ chest strap during your workout, choose ANT+ DEVICE and then select the device ID of the chest strap you'd like to connect to.
Most often, this device ID can be located on the back of the chest strap transmitter.
Select your workout category
Once you've set the device mode, the final step is to select your workout category. There are three options given to select from.
If your workout will primarily consist of cardiovascular (cardio) type exercises, choose CARDIO. If your workout will only include strength training, select STRENGTH. For any workout that will include both types of training, select MIXED.
Note: Personalized heart rate zones (colors) will only be displayed for CARDIO and MIXED workouts. Heart rate training is not necessary or beneficial when the workout does not include any cardio type exercises.
Heart Rate Training with the M5
If you have selected either CARDIO or MIXED, the M5 will display your personalized heart rate and corresponding color. Blue for recovery, green for conditioning and red for overload.
During the workout, you can tap on the screen to choose between seeing A) total workout time B) time in your current zone or C) time of day. Whichever option you choose will be displayed in the upper left corner of the screen.
You can also monitor your battery level and see the signal strength if you're connected to either a Bluetooth or ANT+ device in the upper right.
Completing the workout
Once you've finished your workout, use the select button to end the session. You will then be prompted to confirm that you'd like to end the workout. If you hit the button my mistake, select tap the screen to select RETURN to get back to the training screen.
After ending the workout, you will be taken to a summary screen that will show your total training time. You can tap on the screen to cycle through each of the training zones to see how much time you spent in each.
To exit the workout review screens, use the select button if you'd like to continue using the M5, or simply take the M5 off and it will turn off automatically after 30 seconds of inactivity.