fbpx

Heart rate info

HEART RATE MEASUREMENT

Basic Information & Tips

Heart rate measurement tools

Your resting heart rate can be easily measured on many devices such as blood pressure measurement tools, certain watches, or phone apps.

Direct measurement of heart rate

Your heart rate can be measured directly by applying gentle pressure with your index and middle fingertips against the flat side of your wrist immediately below your palm sided wrist crease (which is about 3 inches below your thumb). Once you have located your pulse count the beats for 15 seconds and multiply that number x4. That number is your resting heart rate for 60 seconds.