July 26, 2017

Motiv measures the time you put into improving your cardiovascular fitness – active minutes. These are the activities with proven health benefits. We track active minutes through a combination of elevated heart rate and activity. Specifically, when you are at 40% or above of your aerobic capacity (the difference between your resting heart rate and your max heart rate), or taking 100 steps or more per minute – it counts as moderate activity. Any time you are moderately active for greater than 10 minutes, you start to accumulate active minutes.

To personalize your active minutes threshold to you, Motiv Ring measures your resting heart rate each night. For example, a 40-year-old with a resting heart rate of 65 bpm will have to get their heart rate above 111 bpms for 10 minutes or more to start earning active minutes. Wear your Ring to bed each night to ensure your active minutes are customized to your fitness level.

Few things provide as many health benefits as regular physical activity, and the recommendation to have at least 150 active minutes a week has stood the test of time. The data suggests if you achieve 150 minutes a week you are at lower risk of chronic disease and cardiovascular events, among other health benefits. Want to know more? Check out our active minutes blog post.