I have been planning to start my healt improvement now almost two years. When I moved to Spain from Finland, in first half year I got like 15 extra kilos, soon I decided to get rid of those plus some more. It's not so easy as it sounds :) I have been trying now two years with bad success.
December when I was in Brasil with my brother, he told me that he's going to participate to Berlin's marathon on september, well I got idea to participate as well, but now it seems like impossible target :)
Well, around three weeks ago, my weight was 105 kilos. I decided that now this is going to end and I will take training more seriously and when I visited in Finland I ought Polar F11 heart rate monitor from the airport.
It's very nice gadget, I didn't realized until I was at home and start reading the manual. I can transfer all my training data to Polar's web-service where my virtual personal trainer is located. All this transfer without any cables, infrared or bluetooth.
It's using technology called SonicLink, it's like good old modem sending signals to my PC's microphone and through that it transmits the data to my PC which forwards it to the Polar's web-service. Pretty cool :)
I would like to get that data from Polar's web-service to my own homepage, so I decided to contact Polar support and ask if they could do somekind of Flash application I can include to my web-site. This Flash would then fetch the data from Polar's system and show it in my web-site.
I took some traces with etherreal when my PC was connecting to Polar's web-service and the protocol seems to be pretty simple XML based protocol. If they are not going to do it - I will...
Results from last week were totally 8 hours 7 minutes of sport and 5379 calories spend :) Most of the training was made with mountain bike and there was only one running session. Weight this morning 99,6 kilos so we are going to correct direction.