What is the QRT?
The Quick Recovery Test (QRT) is a three-minute test that helps to evaluate your recovery status before training/practice.
Please note: The Firstbeat Sports Sensor Firmware version 2.0 or newer must be installed to conduct QRTs. Sensor update instructions are available here.
Standardized testing routines ensure reliable test results
Repeat regularely and consistently: Each test should be performed using standardized protocols such as a consistent (the same) time before training or game activities.
It is recommended to avoid physical activity, caffeine, and (heavy) meals before the test.
Testing environment should ideally be calm and you should be in a relaxed state.
Please monitor the data quality during the test. An error message may appear informing you about recommended next steps.
Performing the QRT in the Firstbebat Sports: Athlete app
Once you are wearing a Firstbeat Sports Sensor and the Sensor is recording, you are ready to start.
Select The Quick Recovery view.
Follow the instructions shown on the screen and push the START button to start the three-minute measurement. You will hear a sound when the test is completed.
You can add additional details regarding perceived recovery and additional notes after the QRT is completed.
Info: It is possible to stop the test by pressing the Cancel button. If you stop a test, you must restart it from the beginning. You can also redo a completed test.
Syncing results to the Firstbeat Sports Cloud
The results of the test are uploaded to the Firstbeat Sports Cloud immediately after the test is completed.
It is possible to perform the QRT again within a short time frame. In case there are two results for the same day, the better (higher QRT score) is shown in the Firstbeat Sports Cloud.
The Quick Recovery Test result is calculated instantly by the Firstbeat Sports Sensor. The calculation is based on the history data stored in the Firstbeat Sports Cloud. For this reason, athlete profile history data (including possible previous QRT results) and latest QRT results are synced between the Sports Cloud and Athlete/Coach apps.
If your app is offline for a long time, syncing and scaling of QRT results is not possible. This is not a problem if there are no other devices being used to conduct QRTs. When there are, QRT results history might change slightly when data is synced. In most cases, changes are minor.
If you need any further assistance with this, you can contact Firstbeat Support.
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