Resting Heart Rate

Updated 3 months ago ​by Loren Earle-Cruickshanks

Your resting heart rate (RHR) is the number of times your heart beats per minute while at rest. It’s an important metric to monitor, because it’s both a strong indicator of your overall health and fitness level as well as highly correlated to disease and mortality. Motiv Ring measures your heart rate every night while you’re asleep in order to get the most reliable and least confounded measurements. This makes it easy to consistently measure data the same way, with the same conditions, every night. We use your heart rate data from when you’re asleep to calculate your resting heart rate.

Monitor how your RHR changes over time. If you see your RHR go down over time as a result of exercise, that is more important to track than how your RHR compares to other people’s and can indicate improvements in your fitness. By tracking changes in your RHR over time, you can see what lifestyle choices - good or bad - have an impact on your overall health.

You can now learn more by clicking on the “i” button throughout the app, starting with additional information about sleep, activity, resting heart rate and goals.  For information on your resting heart rate, here are some good resources to read:

Harvard Health 1

Harvard Health 2

Heart Organization

Mayo Clinic

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