Dash M50/L50 - Stages Dash M50/L50 User Guide

Heart Rate Zones

The Dash has several options for setting your heart rate zones. The heart rate zones used on the Dash will automatically update based on your FThr setting unless you are using Automatic (Adaptive) zones, which will use your ride history to detect an increase or decrease in your FThr.

You can also customize your heart rate zone ranges, add and delete zones, and change zone colors through Stages Link. To customize your heart rate zones, go to your Stages-Link.com account, click on your name in the top right corner and select Account. From the Account menu, select Thresholds/Zones and go to Heart rate settings.

To set your heart rate zones, from the Main menu, select Dash settings > User settings > Heart rate zones > Method. From there you can select from one of the calculation methods in the table (below), or if you have set up custom zones in Stages Link, select Stages Link App to activate your custom zone settings.

Calculation Method Definition
Automatic (Adaptive) Automatic/adaptive zone calculation will adapt your zones based on heart rate data from the last 90 days.
Stages Uses the default Stages Preset zones seen in table below.
Friel Uses the Friel Preset zones seen in table below.
Stages Link App Uses customized training zones set up in Stages Link.

Stages Preset Zones

Zone Name % of FThr
Zone 1
Recovery 0-64%
Zone 2
Endurance 65-84%
Zone 3
Tempo 85-91%
Zone 4
Threshold 92-99%
Zone 5
VO2 100-104%
Zone 6
Anaerobic 105%+

Friel Preset Zones

Zone Name % of FThr
Zone 1
Recovery 0-81%
Zone 2
Endurance 82-89%
Zone 3
Tempo 90-93%
Zone 4
Subthreshold 94-99%
Zone 5
Suprathreshold 100-102%
Zone 6
Superthreshold 103-106%
Zone 7
Anaerobic Capacity 107%+

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