The designer brand, Michael Kors, has created amazing watches over the years and has since created a smartwatch of its own.
Smartwatches have become a godsend for many people simply because of its different functionalities. Aside from some smartphone features such as the ability to make calls and texts, receive notifications, and alarm capabilities, smartwatches also come with different sensors that allow you to monitor your heart rate, track your steps, and analyze your sleep for better nutrition.
Obviously, the heart is one of the main organs in the body as it is responsible for pumping blood to the different areas of the body. Therefore, it is crucial that you know your heart rate to ensure that nothing is wrong.
Today, I am going to talk about why you need to monitor your heart rate and its different benefits.
Knowing How Intense Your Workout Is
When you exercise, your pump generally pumps harder to be able to supply blood to the different areas of the body that needs it the most. That being said, too high of a heart rate can actually be detrimental to your health and could be an indication of your heart’s inefficiency.
Fortunately, by using a heart rate monitor that is built into smartwatches, you can monitor your current heart rate so that you can tell if it is efficient at pumping blood or not.
Acts as a Personal Coach
Higher heart rates aren’t all bad. In fact, it can tell you how intense your workout session is. If you are losing weight, it is important that you keep your workouts intense to ensure that you are burning as many calories as you can in as little time as possible.
Using a smartwatch with a heart rate monitor basically allows you to know how intense your workout is and whether or not you have to up the ante to get better results.
Accurate Measurement of Calories Burned
Now I know that metabolism is not set in stone as there are a lot of factors that could influence how many calories you have burned. However, using smartwatches will allow you to know the baseline and you can just do some quick math to help you gauge whether you are near (or far) your calorie goals.
Heart Rate Zones
By using a smartwatch, you can gauge how fast (or slow) your heart rate is. As mentioned earlier, it helps you know how well you’ve worked out thus far.
Ideally, if you are losing weight, you want to reach 60-70% of your total heart rate so that you burn fat as efficiently as possible.
Once you reach 80%, this is the zone where you burn the most fat, but do keep in mind that if you have a heart condition, it is best to stay clear of this zone.
80-100% heart rate should only be achieved by trained professionals as it is unsafe for the general populace.
I hope that you now see the value of monitoring your heart rate.