*Available on COROS PACE 2, PACE 3, APEX Pro 1, APEX 2/2 Pro, VERTIX, VERTIX 2, KIPRUN GPS 900
Wellness Check is a new feature designed to provide users with a comprehensive overview of your wellness status, essential for those on the go, athletes in training, or anyone curious about monitoring their health.
How do I take the test?
We encourage you to utilize the Wellness Check feature daily to track how the indicators change over time or as needed for additional health insights.
To access the Wellness Check test, press and hold the BACK/LAP button on your COROS watch to open the Toolbox menu, then scroll to the Wellness Check option. Follow the on-watch instructions to start the 30-60 second test. During this time, your watch will use the optical heart rate sensor and electrocardiogram sensor (on select models) to gather data.
APEX 2, APEX 2 Pro, and VERTIX 2 utilize both optical HR and their built-in ECG sensor to measure HRV. All other watch models utilize the optical HR sensor only.
After the test, your results can be viewed immediately on the watch and synced to the COROS app. This feature enables you to compare your current test results with historical data, offering an in-depth analysis of your health over time.
How do I view my test results?
After completing the Wellness Check, you can view the results on your COROS watch right away, displaying key indicators such as Stress Level, Resting Heart Rate, HRV, Breathing Rate, and SpO2. For a more in-depth analysis, sync your watch with the COROS app where you can view and track your results over time.
- Stress is your physical and mental response to maintaining internal activities and responding to external stimuli. Typically, the greater the activity exertion, the greater the stress. Slight pressure may occur during sleep due to activity in the internal organs, nervous system, etc. Stress tracking allows you to understand your current state of stress, as well as daily stress trends and overall stress levels.
- Heart Rate is one of the most basic indicators of health and physical fitness. When you are at rest, the closer your heart rate is to your typical resting heart rate, the better condition your body is in. If your heart rate has been elevated from your typical resting heart rate for an extended period of time while at rest, you're probably experiencing fatigue or other unusual symptoms.
- HRV is the small variation between heartbeats measured with the metric RMSSD, and is typically used to assess health, fatigue, and recovery. The higher your HRV score, the better your physical condition is and the better suited to training and challenges you are. HRV scores vary by individual, so comparison is limited to only within your own previous recordings.
HRV score is typically used to get a snapshot of your current autonomic nervous system's condition at the moment the test was taken. Overnight HRV is used to track your autonomic nervous system's condition over time to help you make informed decisions about your training and daily routines.
- Breathing Rate is simply the number of breaths per minute. The typical range of breathing rate in a relaxed state (not regulated consciously) is 12-20 breaths per minute. Potential health issues may be present if it is either higher or lower than this range.
- SpO2 is an estimate of the amount of oxygen in the blood. It measures the amount of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin in the blood. In a relaxed state, the normal range is 95–100%, and numbers less than 90% may indicate health risks. SpO2 levels can be influenced by altitude, activity, and an individual's health. Monitoring SpO2 levels at high altitudes can help assess whether your body is adapting to the environment.
In order to record accurate readings, please wear the watch tightly around your wrist and with some space between it and your wrist bone (with two fingers of space, so it is not directly next to the bone). During the measurement, please keep your forearm horizontal and still. The SpO2 feature is available on COROS APEX PRO, VERTIX, VERTIX 2, APEX 2, APEX 2 PRO, and PACE 3.
Where can I find the HRV Index?
Available on COROS APEX 2, APEX 2 Pro, VERTIX 2
HRV Index is now being replaced by the Wellness Check feature for supported watch models. Unlike the HRV Index, Wellness Check displays HRV as raw data (rMSSD), allowing you to better track and understand your wellness journey.