Restwise recovery monitor review£112.00

Monitor your fatigue levels

BikeRadar score3/5

Restwise offers athletes an accurate way to measure their body’s level of fatigue in response to training. A simple finger-clip pulse oximeter measures resting heart rate and the percentage saturation of oxygen in the blood to measure fatigue levels.

By including information on parameters including sleep, weight and muscle soreness, the web-based software determines a score that describes how fatigued your body is with greater accuracy than simply going on feel.

Gathering information and entering the data into the easy-to-use web page takes five minutes, and the finger clip pulse oximeter makes taking resting heart rate a doddle. The data was useful in deciding how hard to train each day. However, logging onto the internet to view the recovery score is a hassle for athletes on the move.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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