Therefore, researcher Ulrik Wisløff developed a system to help people manage your own health with an easy-to-understand activity tracking indicator: PAI, a tool that displays simple data that everyone can understand and that is enough to help you stay in shape.
Fitness calculator lets you know your body age. The lower your physical age, the fitter your body will be. With PAI, you can exercise well into your younger years and reduce your risk of disease.
PAI generates a score based on the last 7 days of activity. At the end of the week, the final objective to be reached should be maintain 100 PAI or more, the minimum to achieve better cardiovascular health. You will earn PAI points by playing sports, whatever it is, because what matters is to increase your heart rate. Anything that gets your body moving and your heart racing matters. The higher your heart rate and the longer your heart rate, the more PAI points you earn.
This score is based on physical data of each person (age, sex, maximum heart rate, resting heart rate and body response to exercise). So the activity everyone needs to reach their goal of 100 is different for each of us. According to research by practitioners, when testing this method with thousands of users, those who earned 100 PAI in the 1980s and 1990s lived an average of eight years longer than those with lower PAI scores.
which devices have it
Xiaomi iPhone, Amazfit, Fitbit, Polar and Apple are the main brands that allow you to work with this system on your mobiles and physical measurement devices. Of course, not all models have the tool, since a series of requirements must be met, such as having a heart rate sensor.
Amazfit Watches and Wristbands
The smart watches and bracelets of the Chinese firm are the most committed to this path of improving our cardiovascular health, with a good number of devices at their service.
- Amazfit GTR
- Amazfit GTR2
- Amazfit GTR 3
- Amazfit GTR 2e
- Amazfit GTS
- Amazfit GTS2
- Amazfit GTS3
- Amazfit GTS 2 mini
- Amazfit GTS and
- Amazfit T-Rex
- Amazfit T-Rex Pro
- Amazfit T-Rex 2
- Amazfit Band 5
- Amazfit X
- Amazfit Bip U Pro
- Amazfit Bip U
Xiaomi smart bands
As for Xiaomifor the moment there is no watch from the firm (there are quite a few) that supports this function, but it is found on its famous activity bracelet, from 2020.
- My Smart Band 5
- My SmartBand 6
- Xiaomi Smart Band 7
There are Fitbit and Polar wristbands which among its features lets you store heart rate data in your app, it should work with PAI Health, the application that we can download from the Play Store to track our physical activity. Unfortunately, watches from Huawei, Honor, OPPO, Samsung and other famous mobile brands do not support this tool.
For the application to work, the mobile must be running Android 5.0 or higher, an operating system that was already replaced years ago.
As for the iPhone, the The PAI Health app is compatible with iOS 11 or later and to work properly with the brand’s wearables, all you need is an Apple Watch (Series 3 and later) that works with WatchOS 4 or later.
how to use
Since its operation is quite similar on all devices, we will focus on the Mi Band and its application ZeepLifeeven if we do not forget the case of Amazfit watches and their application zeppin which case the way to do it is practically the same.
Activate PAI on your Mi Band
We’ll assume you’ve already linked your bracelet with my haircut and Zeep Life and you have everything ready to start doing sports measurements. Then you need to do the following:
- Open Zeep Life
- At the bottom, navigate to your app’s profile
- Then you will need to select your wristband
- When we are indoors we have to activate the button to activate the heart rate
Now on your wristband you need to scroll to MYP screen and start training with the function activated. The more you exercise, the more the points earned indicator will increase and you can check what you have left to reach the goal of 100 weekly points.
Enable PAI on your Amazfit
In the case of Amazfit watches, as we have already said, you don’t have to do anything too different from what we have already done with Amazfit bracelets. Xiaomi. The first essential requirement is to allow the recording of our heart rate and it is done like this:
- Open the Zeep app
- At the bottom, navigate to your app’s profile
- Next you will need to select your brand watch
- Activate the option to record heart rate
Then you can return to the home screen of the app and you will see how the PAI system is now activated and will show the daily progress, points earned throughout the week and you can complete the survey to adjust the tool to your physical condition.
You will find the IEP options also by swiping right on the clock face.
And in the rest of the devices?
You already know that activating heart rate recording is essential to be able to use the IEP score so just follow the instructions in the PAI Health app to start recording your sport in this sports measurement tool.
As soon as you start it, you’ll have to choose the wearable you want to link, answer a series of questions to set up your body age, and set a series of goals to start earning PAI points.
how to deactivate
This tool is really appreciated by users for its ease of shaping and how much it helps us to live better and longer, but it has a major drawback. using it will reduce battery life of our devices by having to constantly monitor our health data and send the information to the device.
The key here is again, in the ability to measure heart rate. As the PAI tool depends on it, by disabling it we will “turn off” the measurement system. We just have to reset the clock from Amazfit, Xiaomi smartband or any of the other devices that we mentioned a few lines ago so that the changes take effect and stop consuming more battery than normal.