Heart Rate: Max, Min, Average

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  1. anez, May 31, 2015
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    anez macrumors 6502

    anez

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    I'm curious to see what kind of results people are getting on their HR monitoring. I know the new update has caused some annoyance (I'm part of the crowd that preferred the way it was originally), but I think you can still get decent readings on your Max (when using Workout) and Min (when your arm is still, like the rest of you) HR.

    Max: 179
    Min: 39

    That seems about right, as my daily charts come quite close in terms of highs and lows.

    I'm also curious if people have noticed a difference in their daily highs/lows with 1.01 versus 1.0. I haven't, or at least not enough to be noticeable.

    What're everyone else's readings like?
     
  2. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Minimum 49, maximum 142

    I'm not sure how to find out the average, but the 49 was an aberration by about 10 bpm. I'd say my average is probably in the high 80s due to the workout thing you mentioned above. It seems to measure every five seconds during a workout and lord knows how often otherwise.
     
  3. anez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ...I was going to say the Average was in the top right corner, but then I realized that was actually the most recent entry. D'oh!

    You're right, actually; there is no clear way to find Average that I can see so I'm going to try to edit my initial post to reflect that. Thanks!
     
  4. Julien macrumors G4

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    Maximum HR is directly related to you age. It goes down about 10 BPM per decade. Also the difference between your resting HR and you maximal HR is called HR reserve.
     
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    I've read that typical maximums are 220-age. So I'm 66 which would mean I should have a max of 154. My actual numbers, based on the watch, are:

    Minimum 42 (taken while sleeping with the "Other" activity running

    Maximum 169 (making a maximum effort going uphill on a bicycle)

    When I make HR tests during the day with the watch or any other device, but when resting, it is usually in the 50's.
     
  7. EdisEdward macrumors 6502a

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    I'm 25 and have average rate of maybe 65 or so. Isn't a lower resting heart rate better? Also, where can i check the log of all my heart rates? I just see it on glances.
     
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    Yes, generally lower is better though I supposed it is possible to have a problem which makes it too low. Before I resumed cycling, my resting rate was generally in the mid to upper 70s so I've improved quite a bit.

    To see your HR record, open the Health app on the phone and find the vital statistics. Every sample the watch took should be there. Generally 12/minute during an activity. Used to be every 10 minutes otherwise (plus any time you used the glance on the watch to get a new HR). Of course, with the new OS version, it doesn't do it every 10 minutes dependably anymore.
     
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    Max for the month 206 (typically around 180-190 while running)
    Min 37
    Average 60

    I'm 53
     
  10. pedalmasher macrumors newbie

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    I think it varies considerably depending on the person. When I set a national 5K cycling time trial record at the age of 71, my MHR was 196 which I have hit on two other occasions during sprints. That is with a resting HR in the mid to lower 40s. As a young runner, I was able to hit around 210.
     
  11. Cycling Asia macrumors regular

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    I agree, max HR is entirely dependent on the individual. I'm 45 and I can reach 198 without too much effort (I can still hold a conversation) whereas my cycling buddy will pass out if he goes over 180 (mind you, 170 for him is a lot of effort). For the record (if anyone is keeping one) my resting HR ranges for 48 to 52. Oh, and in a short sprint, my HR can go from 80 to 180 in about 5 seconds - it then takes about 30 seconds to return to below 100.

    Now as this thread is in the Apple Watch forum, I'll say that I've done comparisons between the Watch HR and a chest strap, apart from those times where the watch failed to read (very annoying) it was within jut a few beats of the chest strap. My opinion of that is that it is good enough for me.
     
  12. pedalmasher macrumors newbie

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    So far, every time I check the heart rate manually while riding a stationary bike it is dead on. I love being able to leave the strap(s) in the drawer!
     
  13. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

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    Great advice by everyone already but don’t be too alarmed if you average or resting is above others. A healthy resting HR for a man in his 50’s can be 60-80 and still be normal. Sometimes even higher. The same aged man who is very fit, can have a resting HR in the low 40’s to high 30’s. A so so in shape 18 year old can have the same as the fit 50+ guy.

    I mentioned one other time that I lost about 15+ pounds and wasn’t really more than 15 or so pounds overweight. My resting HR dropped about 8 points on average. Love the AW for tracking history.
     
  14. MacWorld78 macrumors regular

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    3 time a week on a treadmill @ 27 mins with variable speed (Walk, Run & Fast Run)

    Max: 173
    Min: 45
    Age: 39
     
  15. Maui19 macrumors regular

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    For this past week:

    Max: 202
    Min: 36
    Age: 63

    I routinely see my AW showing my AVERAGE HR during a run at being 180-195. I'm not buying that at all. When I do HIIT, my HR rarely gets above 150. I have spot checked my pulse during HIIT and find it to be pretty accurate. The numbers I see while out on easy runs doesn't make sense at all.
     

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