What Is Heart Rate?
Your heart rate (HR) is the speed of your heartbeat measured by the number of heart contractions per minute. This metric is a great indicator of how your body is reacting to what you're doing.
What Is a Normal Heart Rate?
A normal HR should be 60 to 100 beats per minute (bpm) while you’re at rest, however, it can go up to 130 to 150 bpm or even higher when you're exercising – this is normal as the body needs to pump more oxygen-rich blood around the body. Although there's a wide range of normal, an unusually persistently high or low heart rate may indicate an underlying problem.
Why Is Heart Rate Important?
Your HR is important because the heart needs to pump oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout your body. If your heart isn't working properly, just about everything is affected. You have your own distinct resting heart rate that is a minimum as well as a maximum heart rate. Your resting heart rate metric is used to track your fitness level, while your maximum heart rate is used to form personal training zones (also known as heart rate zones) to track your training intensity.
What Do My Statistics Mean?
Average - The number here expresses the central value in your set of HR data points that were collected during a 24 hour period. This value is the typical value for that particular day and can be used to make comparisons between days. Generally, a higher average value might indicate you had a physically active day and/or you had a stressful day.
Minimum - This is the smallest value in your given set of HR data points that were collected during a 24 hour period. It can show the moment during sleep when your body was completely resting and you were at your calmest state.
Maximum - This is the highest value in your given set of HR data points that were collected during a 24 hour period. It can indicate the moment during the day when your body was at its peak performance.
What Does the Graph Mean?
The graph shows you how the HR data changes throughout the entire day. The collected data shown in the graph is divided into hourly intervals. Each point on the graph represents the average value for a particular interval and the box around the points represents its min-max range.