PAM - Personalized Activity Metric

What is PAM?

PAM, which stands for Personalized Activity Metric, was created with the aim of crafting a straightforward and unified metric for tracking one’s physical activities. Its primary goal was to provide individuals with a user-friendly tool to better manage their health. While most people recognize the benefits of exercise, maintaining motivation and determining whether they are meeting their weekly activity goals can be challenging.

The Solution

PAM, relying on your individual profile and heart rate information, offers a means to monitor your body’s reactions to physical activity and the resulting health advantages. It informs you about the adequacy of your eff orts, holding you responsible and inspiring you to stay on track. PAM is rooted in the exercise guidelines established by the World Health Organization (WHO). Maintaining a PAM score of over 100 can contribute to diminishing the risk of cardiovascular disease and addressing other health concerns that demand regular physical activity.

The Benefits of PAM

PAM encourages you to engage in purposeful movement through a personalized, user-specific goal. It monitors your activity by analyzing your heart rate data and converts it into a comprehensible score, revealing the health benefits of your physical eff orts. PAM ensures that you face a suitable challenge, regardless of your current fitness level, while maintaining an attainable objective. This system empowers you to take control of your own health and well-being.

How PAM Works

PAM utilizes an individual’s personal data, including their profile and heart rate measurements during physical activity, to generate a PAM score. This overall PAM score is calculated over a week and encompasses your monthly activity levels.

The target of 100 PAM was selected as a standardized benchmark, but the specific eff orts required to reach this goal vary from person to person. As your fitness improves and your exercise frequency increases, attaining 100 PAM naturally becomes more demanding, ensuring that it provides a suitable challenge for individuals at all fitness levels. PAM serves as an excellent equalizer in this regard!

What are PAM Points?

Your PAM score derives from a combination of your heart rate data and individual profile information, encompassing factors such as age, gender, fitness level, and weekly activity volume. PAM’s algorithm adheres to the exercise recommendations provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) for weekly exercise duration. We employ Accuro’s unique internal scoring mechanisms to calculate the ultimate PAM score, aligning with these guidelines.

How is PAM Calculated?

Every individual commences at a baseline score of zero (0) when they sign up and register for PAM. The day of registration also marks the commencement of your algorithmically calculated weekly cycle. The objective is to achieve a consistent weekly score of 100 PAM points and sustain it week after week.

If you engage in rigorous exercise activities throughout the week, your initial PAM score might be significantly higher than 100. Nevertheless, in the ensuing weeks and months, the PAM score will gradually adjust and stabilize as the algorithm adapts to your unique exercise patterns and becomes more personalized to your activity levels.

Why is PAM a more Accurate Reflection of Fitness than other Metrics?

Typical goals like ‘10,000 steps per day’ or ’30 minutes of daily activity’ often lack specificity and can be deceptive. PAM, on the other hand, assesses your heart rate and offers a clear, singular metric that determines whether your exercise levels are sufficient. You have the flexibility to select any activity that elevates your heart rate, regardless of the number of steps you take.