Getting The Most Out Of Your Smart devices during workout !

Wearable technology is becoming more accessible and more usable than ever before. There are many different types, such as smartwatches (like your Brand new watch 😏 ), step trackers, heart rate monitors, sleep sensors( In smartwatches), calorie trackers, and assistants for workouts. A characteristic of heart rate monitoring is something that many of them have in common. Apple Watch Series 6

Heart rate can be a very useful tool for tracking cardiovascular health not only during a workout but also overall. You've probably heard, among other terms, terms like "target heart rate," "resting heart rate," and "maximum heart rate" but what does that mean? With our current technology, the good news is, all of these will be calculated for you, but it might be wise to know more about them to use them for your benefit. 

even advanced watches like the Apple watch ( Recent Series) also Comes with an EMG-Electro cardiogram. That is advance in real-time like you can observe your Heart so closely like never before with such wearable gadgets. 

The optical heart sensor in Apple Watch uses what is known as photoplethysmography. This technology, while difficult to pronounce, is based on a very simple fact: Blood is red because it reflects red light and absorbs green light. 

Apple Watch uses green LED lights paired with light‑sensitive photodiodes to detect the amount of blood flowing through your wrist at any given moment. When your heart beats, the blood flow in your wrist, and the green light absorption is greater. Between beats, it’s less. By flashing its LED lights hundreds of times per second, Apple Watch can calculate the number of times the heart beats each minute of your heart rate. The optical heart sensor supports a range of 30–210 beats per minute. In addition, the optical heart sensor is designed to compensate for low signal levels by increasing both LED brightness and sampling rate.

The optical heart sensor can also use infrared light. This mode is what Apple Watch uses when it measures your heart rate in the background, and for heart rate notifications. Apple Watch uses green LED lights to measure your heart rate during workouts and Breathe sessions, and to calculate walking average and Heart Rate Variability (HRV).

What is Target Heart Rate Showing in My SmartWatch?

When you hear the phrase "target heart rate," that means a safe range of heartbeats per minute when you can improve cardiovascular health without over-exerting yourself during exercise. If you're exercising with cardio improvement in mind and your heart rate is lower than the target heart rate range, your device might tell you to pick up the intensity so you get the most out of your workout. If your device doesn't have that capability, or you don't do a specific heart rate workout, just keep an eye on it occasionally, so you can adjust your effort to stay within the range accordingly.

What is the Maximum Heart Rate?

During exercise, the maximum heart rate is the highest beats per minute that your heart can handle. This number is usually determined by your age but overall health, genetics, and other factors also play a role. Usually, you'll need to create a profile or answer a health questionnaire when you first start a smartwatch or device with a health app associated with it. Answering those questions will provide information to your device to specify a more accurate number for maximum heart rate. You would have to use equations to determine your heart rate information before smartwatches and hi-tech healthcare devices.

What is Resting Heart Rate in my watch?

Your restorative heart rate is another great way to determine your cardiovascular health. Resting heart rate will tell you how hard your heart works while you rest your body. The better the cardiovascular health, the lower the resting heart rate. Between 60-80 beats per minute, a healthy range is. The more activities you carry out that will elevate your heart rate, the stronger your heart will be and the less it will need to work during normal activities. Some professional endurance athletes in the '40s will have a restful heart rate.

If you're not an elite athlete and your heart rate is so low, check with your doctor to make sure your heart pumps enough blood into your body. You can generally create a shortcut in your device, which will tell you what your current heart rate is with a simple tap of your finger. 

Smart devices and heart rate monitors will give you plenty of useful information; so much so that it can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Such Smartwatches are so easy to pair with your Mobile phone and you can data like in second on your mobile screen. which is so good for everyone. 
If your goal is to improve cardio to improve longevity and overall health, using your device's heart rate features is an excellent way to track progress and to make sure you get the most out of your workouts.

images and Data collected from : Apple


  1. I've read your blog post and found it interesting. Good work.
    I guess world is in need of more such Health and fitness blogs

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