At Fitbit, your heart is a top priority for us. We strive to help you reach your heart health goals every day and especially during the month of February, American Heart Month. There are numerous steps you can take to lower your risk of developing heart disease, such as being physically active, eating healthy, and managing stress and sleep.
Sometimes this can be easier said than done, but luckily your Fitbit smartwatch can help. You can check in on your resting heart rate, active minutes, and cardio fitness score on your device at any time by swiping up and scrolling through the Today feature. Your device even gives you a light buzz when it’s time to get moving, so that’s one less thing on your to-do list. Other heart-friendly features include:
24/7 heart rate tracking. Whenever you’re wearing your compatible Fitbit tracker or smartwatch, your pulse is automatically tracked 24 hours a day, seven days a week using PurePulse Technology.
Resting heart rate. While wearing a heart rate monitor during exercise is useful, it can also be helpful to track your resting heart rate (your pulse at rest) as well. Having a low resting heart rate typically means that you’re fit and that your heart is humming along efficiently.
Heart rate zones. As you exercise your pulse speeds up and moves through different heart rate zones including a fat-burning zone, then into a more intense cardio zone, then it ultimately reaches into a peak zone, which is when you’re working your hardest. Fitbit devices with PurePulse allow you to know which zone your heart rate is in throughout your workout so you can know if you’re exercising at the proper intensity to reach your specific goals. You’re not only able to see your real-time heart rate on your wrist but after your exercise as well. You can check out your entire heart rate-based summary from your workout in the Fitbit app.
Cardio fitness level. Fitbit devices make it easy to know whether your fitness level is where it’s supposed to be. With continuous heart rate and connected GPS or GPS capability, your Fitbit estimates your VO2 Max, a measure of fitness based on how well your body uses oxygen during strenuous exercise. In the app, this is referred to as your Cardio Fitness Score.
Are you ready to show your heart some love? Check out Fitbit’s most popular products that include these features such as Versa 2, Ionic, or Inspire HR. If you’re already keeping track of your heart health journey, you’re bound to love the new HR features launching soon.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.