Frequently Asked Questions on Heart Rate Monitors

How do I keep my heart rate monitor clean?

Always keep the watch and chest transmitter clean by wiping away any dirt with a soft, dry cloth. Do not immerse the watch or transmitter in water. Clean the chest or wrist strap by placing it in warm water with a neutral detergent. Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to air dry out of direct sunlight.

What is the standard heart rate?

A basic rule of thumb for calculating your maximum heart rate suggests subtracting your age from 220. The Unit of measurement is Beats per minute. For e.g. Maximum Heart rate for a 35 years old is 185 beats per minute. The Target Heart rate lies between 50 - 85 percent of maximum heart rate.

What are the benefits of using heart rate monitors?
  • Heart rate monitors can make calculating your heart rate simple without disrupting your workout. 
  • Some devices can centralize your heart rate information on the device itself and reduce the need to keep a log or journal.
When should a heart rate monitor be used?
  • A heart rate monitor tells you what the heart is doing 
  • A heart rate monitor lets you know when you’ve done over, or too little, exercise 
  • Heart Rate can be used during exercise to monitor when an athlete has (or has not) recovered during an interval session 
  • Your heart rate is one of the most reliable indicators of fitness level
What is fetal heart rate monitoring?

Fetal heart rate monitoring is the process of checking the condition of your baby during labor and delivery by monitoring the baby heart rate with special equipment.

Why is fetal heart rate monitoring done during labor and delivery?

Fetal heart rate monitoring helps to detect changes in the normal heart rate pattern during labor. If certain changes are detected, steps can be taken to help treat the underlying problem.