Pocket-sized lactate analyser for sports performance monitoring
The new Lactate Scout 4 hand-held lactate analyser for fast and accurate sports performance monitoring is designed for use in the field as a training companion for individuals or sports teams. For both sports training and personal fitness, measuring lactate helps to define workout intensities for maximum fat catabolism, increases in endurance, and avoiding critical over-exhaustion. Use of Lactate Scout 4 will help coaches and athletes to rapidly determine optimum training programs, define training zones, and avoid inefficient training regimes. The new analyser is ideal for field training since it is pocket-sized, weighing just 60g, with simple push-button navigation and an e-paper screen that can be read easily in any light conditions. Lactate Scout 4 is quick and simple to use, requiring no calibration and returns a result in 10 seconds with just a 0.2 µl capillary blood sample. Functionality of the Lactate Scout 4 is further enhanced by Bluetooth connectivity to all major brands of heart rate monitor. Heart rate data can now be collected and collated using the step test function to provide in-depth analysis of performance. Up to 500 lactate results can also be stored on the device, all of which are compensated for the influence of low and high hematocrit levels. Adding to its practicality and reliability, the Lactate Scout 4 can undertake 1,000 tests using just two CR2450 lithium batteries.