Why Keefit?

Why track heart rate?

As the driving force of circulating life-giving oxygen and nutrients throughout the body via bloodstream, the heart and its health is a critical component to tracking one’s overall fitness.

While everyone knows the importance of the heart, how often do people track it? Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in the United States — even more than by cancer. Apparently, we need to be more proactive about tracking our heart.

Tracking many aspects of heart rate, such as 

  • RHR - resting heart rate
  • Intensity - heart beats per minute (BPM) during exercise
  • HRV - heart rate variability (how quickly your heart recovers from stress or exercise)

are vital tools to evaluating and progressing one’s physical, emotional, and physiological well-being.

The American Heart Association (AHA), along with other cardio medical professionals, recommends reaching certain target heart beat levels to maintain a healthy heart. Read more here.

Why add the social aspects?

Various studies, including a recent one published in 2022
by “The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association,” lists social motivation as one of the top ways in which people push themselves to become more active.

While there are many amazing personal fitness tracking services out there, there aren't many that focus on providing communities to push one another towards their goals. Keefit wanted a way for people to connect with others who share the same methods for staying active and healthy.

Some examples: 
Morning Meditation - to keep the heart rate below a certain point
Weekend hike - chatting while doing your favorite outdoor activity
Telling scary stories before bedtime - to see whose story makes hearts leap fastest

Having fun with people you enjoy is the best way to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Getting Started

What devices can I use with Keefit?

Currently, we've made versions for iPhones and Apple Watches.
We are expanding the variety of platforms and tracking devices to use with our app.

What accounts can I use to sign up with Keefit?

You may signup with Keefit using any of these accounts: 

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Apple

Where is the older version of Keefit with the challenges? 

Keefit has temporarily hidden away the challenge features to implement the current live heart beat chatting feature to become a better solution to motivate people to exercise. Therefore, the older version with the challenges is not available for use at this moment, but may be reintroduced at a later time.

Your feedback is valuable to us — so let us know about which features you’d like to see return or added in the future!

Why is sex and age needed?

Sex and Age are minimum factors needed to personalize the heart beat intensity zones: relaxed, moderate, vigorous.
A woman's heart is generally smaller, pumping faster (higher BPM) than men. Also, your maximum heart rate decreases with age.

Our basic formula is: 
Moderate Intensity: Maximum Age (220-age) * 0.65
Vigorous Intensity: Maximum Age (220-age) * 0.77

Of course, the intensity in which you should exercise depends on many factors such as lifestyle, weight, fitness level, stress levels, smoking/drinking habits, preexisting health conditions, and much more.
For the time being, these are general guides; and we plan on incorporating adjustable BPM goals by intensity in the near future!

You can read up on this formula here.
If you want to get technical, here's a report published by the American CDC.

Voice Chat & Invitations

Listening into rooms before participating.

Look, we get it.
Sometimes it’s a bit intimidating to have conversations with people you may not know.
This is why you can listen into the conversations from the main lobby without actually participating.
The participants in the room will be able to see that you’re listening in, but you won’t be able to chat with them until you click the card to join the room.

Voice chatting inside the rooms.

Your arrival will be announced in the room once you join.
Feel free to say hi, or you can mute yourself by clicking the mic button at the bottom of the room.

Host privileges

Hosts are moderators who have extra privileges, such as removing a participant of the room or muting participants.
The person who starts the room will be the host, until they designate someone else to be the host. This probably will occur when the host needs to leave and the room’s participants want to continue participating in the room.
If the host exits the room, the participant who entered the room after the host will be automatically designated the new host.
They can also mute participants who seem to be chatting out of line.

I'm the host; how do I remove someone from my room?

Click the profile of the person you'd like to remove from the room.
When their profile pops up on the screen, click the three dots menu on the top right corner, and click "block."
You can also try muting the person first if you don't want to get this extreme.

My Account

How can I ask and receive answers to questions not listed on this FAQ page

You may contact us at support@keefit.com and we will provide a reply as soon as we can.
Please make sure to provide us with the e-mail address and ID associated with your Keefit account.

Can I use Keefit on a PC?

Keefit is made to be used on mobile devices, and currrently isn't available on a PC.

Can Keefit be used on all mobile phones?

Keefit operates on mobile devices with at least iOS 12 and Apple Watch 7.

How do I get push notifications?

Your push notifications should automatically be turned on, but you can find them in [Profile>Settings>Notifications]

Can people who live abroad sign up? 

Of course! Keefit can be downloaded by people all over the world.
The beauty of Keefit is that you can exercise with people from all over anytime, anywhere to form a global community that motivates one another through heart-to-heart connections.

Can I use the same account even if I change my phone?

If you log in with your Keefit subscription account, you can use it even if you change your phone.
All of your data will be stored on our servers as long as you haven’t deleted the account.

What happens when I delete my account?

Once you go through the process of deleting your account, all of your data including uploads, progress, history, and levels associated with your account will be deleted permanently from our servers. This process CANNOT be undone by you nor our team, so we recommend that you use the LOGOUT feature before you decide upon this course.
You won't be able to use your account after, and you'll need to create a new Keefit account to continue with our services.
You've been forewarned!

Connecting Your Apple Watch

How do I download the Keefit App onto Apple Watch?

Go to your Watch app on your iPhone.
At the bottom of the list, you should find a list of apps downloaded to your watch, and apps that you can install onto your watch.
If Keefit hasn’t been added to the installed portion, you must click "install" in the bottommost section.
Check your watch to see if the Keefit icon shows up on your watch face.

How do I connect my Apple watch to Keefit to start tracking heartbeats?

Once you’ve installed Keefit onto your Apple Watch, go into the Keefit app on your iPhone.
Once you’ve registered for an in-app ID, click the heart icon on the main page to start tracking your heartbeats.
Once successfully connected, you can see your heart beat information, exercise duration, and heart rate zone durations on your watch screen.

Can I start my exercises using my watch?

Not at the moment. We plan to develop ways to use the Apple Watch more, so it's more convenient to access Keefit while you're active.

What does the information mean in Apple Watch's Keefit app while exercising?

The main screen on the Apple Watch’s Keefit app shows the following:

  • Your current heart BPM
  • Your current workout's exercise duration
  • How long you've been in the vigorous (high intensity) heart rate zone
  • How long you've been in the moderate heart rate zone
  • How long you've been below the moderate heart rate zone ("relaxed")

Is Keefit only available on Apple devices?

We are working hard to broaden the service beyond iOS smartwatch and phone.
Look out for an update to this feature soon!

Personal Heart beat tracking

What do the red, blue, green lines mean? 

These lines represent your heartbeat (BPM) that is extracted every 5 seconds from your apple watch.

How do I start tracking my heart beat?

There are two ways to start tracking your heart beats when you exercise.

1. In the main lobby, you will see a widget with a heart in the middle. With your watch on and Keefit app installed on your watch, press the heart to bring your BPM data into the device. You should see a graph appear with red, blue, green lines.

2. Inside a room you've joined or created, you can press the "Start" button at the bottom of your device.
If you see the graph appear with your heartbeat, you've started tracking your heart beats.

What's the difference between the durations on the graph and the durations on the widget? 

The graph shows the duration of each heart rate zone (red, blue, green) of your current exercise: from the time you pressed the heart or "start" until you ended it.
The widget in the home screen below the graph shows your daily workout totals. If you started and ended your heart beat tracking over multiple sessions, this widget will show you the total duration for that day. Of course, the numbers on this widget resets at midnight every day.

Can I see how long I've spent in each heart rate zone during each of my workouts?

Yes! 
When you go to your profile, you should see a tab that says "Records" which shows summaries of your daily workouts. Each of these will have the total duration you spent in each heart rate zone per day.