Maximum heart rate in profile

When I subscribed strava for the first time, I was 53 years old and my maximun heart rate, by default, was 167 (220-53) but I´m 57 now and my maximum heart rate should be 163. I had to correct it in my profile, it´s not done automatically. I think it should. Just a suggestion.

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  • HRmax is individual and it doesn't depends only from age. For example I am 34 years old and my HRmax is around 165. "220 - age" rule is only a suggestion for people they don't know its exact value and it is always better to set it manualy based on a training or a sports medical examination.

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  • @Alejandro: The default is very seldom correct and adapting an incorrect value into another one wouldn't make much sense. It would be better if you would check your real maximum heart rate now and again and modify your profile then.

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  • Maybe I didn´t explain myself. Sorry English is my second language. I know that HRmax is a suggestion, and Strava did it for me the first time, but as long as I became older, my HRmax (suggested) should be lowering 1 heart beat per year. If I forget to correct it in my profile, Strava always tell me that my HRmax is the same forever and ever. My suggestion to Strava is that, as long as I reach a new birth date, Strava should correct my HRmax, besides to congratulate me for one more year with them ;) I hope this clarify my suggestion to modify the behavior the system uses to make calculations. I know I can modify it year after year, but it should be nice that Strava will do it for me.

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  • I certainly would not like this feature. HR max is individual thing - when you set it to something, only you should change it. The rule that it drops by 1 every year is simply not valid for someone who exercise regularly.

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  • @Adam Jurzyk agree!

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  • A good compromise Is to add a feature to Strava that prompts the user annually (birthday) to review and update their profile.

    An alternative is for Strava to analyze users heart rate data in Strava to aid with evaluating maximum heart rate for the user.

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  • Thank you Andrew, that's an excellent idea for Strava. 

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  • Has this been implemented yet? i would like to be able to see my all time maximum heart rate and max heart rate in the previous 12 months? thanks

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  • Anyone know how to edit hr max on strava? I can’t figure it out...do I have to do it through my Garmin account. I know it’s not based solely on age but it has my max at 190 and I am 48

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  • I can't seem to find the place in my profile to adjust my max HR. I would appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction.

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  • Hi Claudia, 

    You can do this by going to the website: Settings > My Performance

    You should be able to enter your max heart rate there. 

    Cheers. 

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  • In addition I’ve updated my max HR with strava in the internet browser to 173 but on my app my max hr still shows 180...why is the app not synching?

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