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Heart Rate Monitor Accuracy

It’s commonly known that the accuracy of wrist-based heart rate monitors varies greatly among individuals. Factors such as skin thickness, hair, density of blood vessels/capillaries, and skin tone are well-documented. In fact, Valencell, one of the largest producers of optical heart rate sensors for wearable devices, clearly outlines these issues in a 2015 post on

heart rate variability training

Heart Rate Variability A pretty good overview of the value and application of Heart Rate Variability (HRV).  Although I’m obviously not putting in the training hours comparable to a long-course triathlete, I still believe HRV is a valuable tool for the casual athlete.  The body doesn’t particularly differentiate between the stress it receives from exercise versus numerous