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Application Walkthrough
In this help topic we will walk through the main screens in mPaceline and give you an understanding of how to interact with the App. Once you know how the App functions, you can review the help on conducting Rides.

Home Page

The home page is designed to give you a quick glance of your most recent statuses and accomplishments.
 
    

Key Stats by Date
At the top of the screen you see a summary of key stats over different time frames. Swipe this view to see alternatives timeframes. You can also tap on the Calories/Output label to toggle this display. The arrows in the upper right corner will allow you to collapse this view if you want more screen space for the other areas. 

Most Recent Ride Results
In the middle of the Home Screen you see the results from your most recent Ride. Shown is the date and time as well as the instructor and type of ride. Below this are a set of Ring Graphs that show your performance on this Ride compared to other rides that you have done. You can swipe the Ring Graphs left and right to see more values (more on the Ring Graphs below). Tapping on the Instructor – Ride Type display will take you to the Ride detail page for this Ride. You’ll notice that if you tap on a Ring Graph you will alter the history display at the bottom of the screen. 

Ride History Display
The ride history display shows results over time. The bar to the far right is the most recent Ride. You can use pinch and zoom gestures to alter the number of bars shown and you can swipe left and right to see different time periods. The number of bars shown in the graph and the default number visible bars on the graph are adjustable in the settings screen. If you tap on a bar graph you will be taken to the Ride detail page for that Ride. If you tilt your iPhone landscape, you will get a better view of this bar graph. Tapping on the bars in landscape mode provide a popup of details
Ring Graphs

The following Ring Graphs are seen in several screens throughout mPaceline:

  • Duration – the number of minutes you spent in the Ride 
  • Power Ratio – a measure of power-to-effort calculated by the average output of a ride divided by your average heart rate. This is a very useful measurement to compare your performance across multiple rides 
  • Output – the total output in KJ that you achieved during the Ride 
  • Calories – the total calories in CAL that you burned during the Ride 
  • Avg HR – your average Heart Rate over the course of the Ride measured in BPM 
  • Max HR – the maximum Heart Rate you hit during the Ride measured in BPM 
  • Avg Output – the average output you achieve during the Ride measured in WATTS 
  • Avg Resistance – the average resistance during the Ride measured in a percentage between 0 and 100 
  • Avg Cadence – your average cadence during the Ride measured in RPMs 
  • Distance – the distance you traveled during the Ride 
The Ring Graphs are designed to give you a quick visual of the performance of a Ride against other rides that you have done. The graph in the ring starts at the bottom and goes clockwise around in a circle. A Ring Graph that is filled, represents your best effort in a metric. The center of the ring shows the metric numerically. 

Note that Ring Graphs are “grouped” based on the duration of the workout. This means that if you are looking at a Ring Graph from a 45-minute workout, the graph is only comparable to other 45-minute workouts.

The toolbar at the top of the Home Page has some additional options that you can select.
  • Import – brings up the import screen from which you can add new rides to mPaceline. 
  • Conduct Ride – brings up the conduct ride screen to start a new ride. 
  • Stream Ride Icon – click to live stream ride data from your Apple Watch to the iPhone. 
  • Help – shows additional help for this screen. 
If you have yet to purchase the Full Access version of mPaceline, you will see an option at the top of the Home Page to make a purchase.

Rides Page 

The Rides page allows you to navigate through all of the rides that you have completed. There are two levels of the Rides Page. The first is a summary view that aggregates rides by Year and Month. If you click on a row in the Rides summary view, you will be shown the Rides Month view. This will be all Rides taken in the month that you clicked on.

The Rides Summary and Rides Month views are shown below:

        

You can swipe a row on the Rides Month View to reveal an options panel. From this panel you can choose to share your ride with others, edit the ride or delete it.

The toolbar at the top of the Rides Page has some additional options that you can select.
  • New Ride – allows you to manually create a ride and enter ride data. 
  • Help – shows additional help for this screen. 
Tapping on a row on the Rides Month View will bring up the Ride Detail Page. Here you can see additional details for the ride including a couple of different views of your heart rate and the zones that your heart was in during the ride. You also have the ability to enter notes for the ride. 

Viewing Ride Details  

   

The Ride Detail Page shows you all the details about a particular Ride. This page scrolls down for more information.

A key feature of the Ride Details screen is to show the heart rate graph recorded during the ride. There are two graphs shown. 

The first plots your HR across the timeframe for the Ride. You can visually see what zone your HR was in based on the colored sections on the graph. The second graph gives you a visualization of how much time you spent in each HR zone. 

The heart rate zones shown are configurable in the settings page. You should also set your maximum heart rate on the profile page. 

If you double tap on the left side of the first HR graph, you will be shown the previous Ride. Similarly, if you double tap on the right side, you will advance one Ride.

The toolbar at the top of the Ride details page has some additional options that you can select.
  • Delete – allows you to delete this ride. Note that this will not remove the ride from the Apple Health Kit database. Scroll down for the ‘Delete’ button. 
  • Share Icon – click to share your most recent ride with friends 
  • Edit – Bring up the edit screen so that you can exit the extra ride data. 
Editing a Ride

   


Editing a Ride

You can access the edit ride screen from the “Edit” swipe menu on the Rides Month view or by clicking on the “Edit” button when viewing Ride Details.

Click to change the field that you need to update and then press back to return to the previous screen. You changes will be saved.

Tap the “Cancel” button to return to the previous screen without saving any changes. 

Results Page 

The Results Page has been designed to provide you with a set of graphs that can help demonstrate that your ride performance is improving. There are two types of graphs available.  These are Ride Results and Measurement Results: 

Ride Results

Ride Results offer a set of graphs that show your ride performance over time. These are meant to give you information about how well are improving over time. It may take a few months before you have enough ride history to fully take advantage of these graphs, but if you are like us, you’ll be pleased with the result that you see.
  • Instructor – these graphs show results based on the instructor you take rides with. Here we are sharing what you probably already know, that you have favorites. That you tend to stick with who you think motivates you. Maybe you just like a particular instructor more than others. It can be a comfort thing. However, have you ever thought about which instructor motivates you to get the best output or highest cadence? Maybe it's who you think. Maybe it's not... 
  • Ride Type – just like 'By Instructor', these graphs can help you understand which type of Ride gets your best response. 
  • Power Ratio – a power ratio is a measure of power-to-effort calculated by the average output of a ride divided by your average heart rate. This is a very useful measurement to compare your performance across multiple rides. In these graphs, we chart this ratio and allow you to visualize its change over time. 
  • Rides Over Time – here we show you rides that you have done by week, month and year. You can select what ride metric you want charted and can visualize the results to see if you are sticking to your training plan. 
  • Comparisons – this is a free form set of graphs that allows you to pick a couple different metrics to be compared across all of your rides. Maybe you want to see how output compares with average resistance or how you power ratio is impacted by distance. Pick you stats and you may visualize something interesting that you hadn't thought of. 
  • Heart – an overview of the zones that your heart rate has been in during a set of workouts. 
Measurement Results

The measurements results allow you to graph your weight change and inches lost over time. You enter your weight and inch measurements on the profile page. One you have enough data points, you’ll be able to graphically see your results.
  • Weight Loss Over Time – graphs of your weight changes since you have been using mPaceline. 
  • Inches Lost Over Time – graphs of your body measurements since you have been using mPaceline 
Below on the left is a sample of the Results Screen. If you click on the 'view' button associated with the type of result that you wish to see, a corresponding graph will be shown. Also below are examples of what the Heart and Power Ratio graphs looks like.

          

You’ll notice a set of options below the Heart and Power Ratio graph. These options vary based on the graph you are viewing. Using these options, you can tailor or filter the graph across a number of areas.

Profile Page

The Profile Page contains information about the mPaceline user. This page contains two sections. The first (“User Details”) is basic information about you, the mPaceline Rider. At a minimum, you should make sure to set your maximum heart rate. The other data is used when you shared Rides with other people.

The second section (“Measurements”) is optional, but allows you to record and track body measurements including your weight and inches. The summary view at the top of the Home Page will show your progress as these measurements change over time. You can also graph them on the Results Page.

You can click on a measurement and update its value. This actually saves an additional measurement. If you click on a row for a measurement, you will be shown all the measurements that you have entered. You can then edit and/or delete them.

Settings Page

The Settings Page allows you to set up how you would like mPaceline to function. There are 6 groups of settings on this page.

Ride Setup

Ride setup allows you to enter additional details about rides that you take. There are 3 key areas here.
  • Instructors – clicking on Instructors will bring up a screen that allows you to create, edit and delete a list of instructors that you take spinning or other training classes with. These instructors are then available for you to associate with a Ride. 
  • Ride Types – you can create a list of ride types that you typically take. The types of rides will vary based on the type of usages you have for mPaceline. These types can be any set of values that you feel categorize the types of rides that you take. Like instructors, these ride types are associated to rides that you take. You can use these in the Results reporting to see improvement over these types of rides. 
  • Heart Rate Zones – This is an important area and you should make sure to take some time to setup. By default, these are defaulted for you based on standard HR models. When you click on the Heart Rates Zones, you will see a screen that will allow you to edit the zone names as well as the starting zone heart rate percentage. The BPM values shown on this page will update as you move the sliders and this BPM is based on the maximum HR you set on the profile page. 
General Preferences

The preferences are simply there to allow some customization as to how mPaceline works. These are:
  • Dark Mode – you can toggle between a dark and light mode that changes how the App looks. 
  • Default Home Page Graph – the graph at the bottom of the home page can initially show a set of values when the App starts. Toggle that initial value here. 
  • Home Page Rides to Show – the Home Page Graph can be setup to show a specific number of bars. To show all Rides, slide the slider all the way to the right. 
  • Visible Home Page Rides – there is only so much room on the phone, so you might want to set this to 10 or so. It determines how many bars are actually shown. You slide the bars left and right to show more. 
Importing Rides

Use these preferences to change how mPaceline interacts with the Watch App.
  • Auto Import 3rd Party Rides – this allows you to specify whether or not mPaceline automatically imports new 3rd party rides or if you need to use the Import screen to manually select them. 
  • Ignore Rides < 5 Minutes – mPaceline won’t import any rides that are less then 5 minutes if this option is selected 
  • Mark All Rides Read – If you would like to mark all rides in your database as “read”, press the ‘Mark Read’ button. This can be useful if you have just done a large import or load from a Peloton Ride History file. 
  • Load Peloton Ride History – See the Peloton Ride History Section in this guide for more information on this area. Click to being a ride history import. 
Heart Rate Monitors

In order to conduct workouts in mPaceline, you will need a way to record your heart rate and determine the number of calories that you have burned.  mPaceline supports two mechanics to do this.  These are:
  • Apple Watch – tap to setup settings and read instructions on utilizing our Watch App to record rides. 
  • Bluetooth – tap to setup options and read instructions on utilizing a Bluetooth monitor to record rides. 
Region Settings

This section is pretty straightforward. Set the toggles for Distance, Weight and Length units based on your preferences.

Advanced Options

The options in this area are advanced features and should not need to be used by the average user.
  • Reset All Ride Data – If you find that you want to erase all rides from mPaceline, you can use this feature. Note that this is not reversible. If you erase all rides, you will need to re-import them from Health Kit or re-load them from a Peloton Ride History file. 
  • Refresh Watch Settings – If for some reason your watch doesn’t have the latest data, click to update it. 
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