Heart rate is the number of times the heart beats per minute (bpm). When a person is in a resting state or doing nothing, the heart beats between 60 and 100 bpm. If the heart rate is 60 to 100 bpm then it’s considered as normal.
When you exercise, the heart beats faster and it raises the heart rate to 120 to 160 bpm. If the heart rate is between 120 to 160 bpm then it’s considered as moderate exercise. If the heart rate is higher than 160 bpm then it’s considered as hard exercise.
Heart rate monitor is a device that measures the heart rate and it can be used to see how your body reacts to different types of exercises. There are two ways to use a heart rate monitor, either you have to wear one or attach one on your chest.
Wearing a heart rate monitor is easy and comfortable but the problem is that it will not give accurate readings. If you don’t have one, then it’s better to use a chest strap or a wrist band.
Wrist band is a good option for the people who have a tight budget. It’s very easy to attach a heart rate monitor to your wrist using a strap. You can also attach it to your hand using a small clip. The only drawback of this method is that it cannot measure the heart rate accurately.
How to use a chest strap:
Chest straps are mostly used for those who want to get a more accurate reading of their heart rate. Chest straps are easy to use and can be attached easily. There are two types of chest straps, one is a chest band and other is a chest belt. A chest band will make a mark on your chest and if you move then the chest band will also follow you. But, a chest belt is a bit difficult to attach as it requires you to wear a tight shirt.
There are many chest straps available in the market. You can buy them online or in a local store. I would suggest you to buy a chest strap from a reliable seller as there are many fake products available. You need to check the quality before buying it.
How to use a wrist band:
Wrist bands are very simple and easy to use. It’s easier to attach a wrist band to your hand than attaching a chest band. The wrist band does not require you to wear anything on your chest. It’s just like an ordinary bracelet and you can easily attach it to your hand using a small clip.
Wrist bands are easy to use but they cannot give you accurate readings of your heart rate. The reason behind this is that the wrist band is not attached directly to your heart, but the band is attached to your arm, which is connected to your heart. If you move your arm, then the band will also move and it will not give you accurate results. So, it’s better to use a chest strap.
I hope this post on “How To Get The Perfect Heart Rate On Stair Stepper” helped you. I have also mentioned about different types of heart rate monitors. So, if you want to get a more accurate reading of your heart rate, then you can use a chest strap.