Garmin ElevateTM
wrist heart rate measuring technology

This wristwatch fitted with Garmin optical heart rate sensing technology can provide users with accurate heart rate data at any time.

The heart rate's varying frequency is determined by the activity strength of the user. When you wear the Garmin optical heart rate wrist watch to start an activity, the optical heart rate sensor will continuously monitor the heart rate condition for the specified activity period and constantly provide feedback.

Heart rate A powerful exercise strength monitoring tool

The heart is the center of all activities. Monitoring heart rate is more than just understanding your health condition. Understanding the physiological meaning presented by each different heart rate zone can effectively help you plan a good and reasonable fitness goal.

What is so-called "jogging" ? Let your heart rate tell you.

Is it fast or slow if you take 6 minutes to run a kilometer. Whom shall I be compared with? The physical capability varies highly with each person. The speed and time are not accurate indicators for training. The heart rate can objectively measure how hard you work.
From good marathon athletes to office workers who are sedentary in offices, they can really and effectively work on their exercise strength through heart rate training.

Is there really a so-called "Fat burning heart rate zone" ?

When the exercise central rate is between 65% to 79% of your maximum heart rate, if you feel slightly out of breath but are still working out easily, this is the strength at which the body can truly increase the fat burning efficiency. If the exercise strength is too high, the body will first use glycogen and instead it will not produce energy by using fat. The heart rate training can help you find your "fat burning zone" and effectively help your weight loss plan.

24/7 heart rate monitoring

The optical heart rate sensor fitted with Garmin Elevate can keep on monitoring 24/7. You can check the heart rate variation each day and the heart rate condition during exercise. Easily keep track of your heart beat each time.

How to measure the resting heart rate

Choose one morning with a good night's sleep and sit up at rest for one minute. Then, after one minute, the minimum value displayed on your watch is your resting heart rate.

How to measure the maximum heart rate

The commonly used formula "220 - age" for the maximum heart rate represents statistically the maximum heart rate on average for people of the same age, which can be used for reference. If your physical capability permits, it is recommended that you take the 3-km full speed test or the uphill dash to accurately obtain your personal maximum heart rate.

Heart rate zone

Warm-up zone

Fat-burning zone

Aerobic endurance zone

Marathon pace zone

Anaerobic endurance zone

Running technique indicator Vertical Oscillation

The vertical oscillation amplitude in centimeters of the gravity center of the body during running. The higher the amplitude, the more energy is consumed upward rather than forward. Also, the impact to bear when landing on the ground is higher. A smaller amplitude means a higher efficiency of forward moving.

The energy system

Strength E

Strength M

Strength T

Strength A

Strength I

Strength R

VO2 Max

Oxygen consumption by the body in each minute and each kilogram of weight during exercise (mL/min/kg), which refers to the maximum oxygen amount consumed or used by the organ cells when a person engages in the most vigorous exercise at the sea level. If a runner were a car, the maximum oxygen intake is like the maximum air intake for the engine, which is an important indicator to assess good or bad of the aerobic physical capability.

Lactate Threshold

The lactate threshold is like a watershed between the aerobic and anaerobic exercises. When below this threshold, the body is mainly based on aerobic metabolism while above this threshold, the body is changed to be based on anaerobic metabolism. It is a critical indicator for maintaining long-time high-strength aerobic exercise. By collecting enormous amount of running pace data via the running meter, it is possible to estimate your lactate threshold. Recommended Pace T and Heart Rate T can directly apply to your Strength T running training.

* For the running physical capability indicator - the detailed context of the energy system, it is quoted from Xu Kuo Fong's "Critical data a runner should know" Table 2.2 Strength zone summary on P. 42 by Faces Publishing Co., Ltd.