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Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


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How accurate are heart rate monitors in altitude?

How accurate are heart rate monitors in altitude?

Normal action: Require moisture for good contact just as at low altitude and can misfunction in cold temperatures which is more likely at high altitude. ...Read more

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Why can't I get accurate reading on my heart rate wrist monitor?

Why can't I get accurate reading on my heart rate wrist monitor?

Possibilities: One common reason is if you have an irregular heart rhythm like atrial fibrillation. Other possibilities are technical: fresh batteries? Correct positioning? Good contact? Does it work on other people? If not, it may be defective. Has is ever worked on you? If so, what's changed? If it's never been accurate, it may not be a good unit - i'd advise an arm cuff if you decide to replace it. ...Read more

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Is the heart rate monitor for iphone is 100 acurate? It's an application where you put your index on lens

Is the heart rate monitor for iphone is 100 acurate? It's an application where you put your index on lens

Yes : Very accurate. Use pulse o2 technology. Call instant heart rate by azumio and its free. Few in the market. I like cardiio - heart rate monitor too but it's 1.99. All work well. ...Read more

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Is my heart rate monitor watch accurate for the number of calories burned?

Is my heart rate monitor watch accurate for the number of calories burned?

Not really: Calories burned depends somewhat on overall conditioning, weight, and other factors that can't be measured by heart rate alone. However, it is good for judging a relative amount of calorie use, and to give idea of how long it will take to burn off that slice of chocolate cake you had for dessert! ...Read more

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How to take a heart rate if no monitor?

How to take a heart rate if no monitor?

Pulse: Get a clock with a second hand. Feel your pulse (can easily be felt at the neck, the thumb side of the wrist or the groin). Feel for the bumping against your fingers. Count the number of bump in 1 minute. That is your heart rate. ...Read more

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What must I use to monitor my heart rate?

What must I use to monitor my heart rate?

Heart rate monitor: You can buy a heart rate monitor - no doubt available on line, but you can also just count your own pulse: either at your wrist, neck, or chest. Count it for 15 seconds and multiply by 4. It's free! ...Read more

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How does a wireless heart rate monitor work well?

How does a wireless heart rate monitor work well?

Like your phone: Blue tooth is a wonderful thing. Electrical pulses that trigger your heart function are easy to detect and send to a wireless monitor. Units these days are accurate and reliable. ...Read more