Discussion: rest heartrate + garmin
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i am using (as a lot of people here i guess) a garmin forerunner 405cx in combination with sporttracks.
i want to start again to measure my rest heartrate in the morning but i wonder how to get sporttracks to show me the minimum hr.
anyone experience with it?
I do this sometimes, but usually I just sit and look at the HR display for a minute or two until it stops going down.
Just look at the "workout" section of the session and find the lowest point on the HR graph. There's your minimum HR.
However, that isn't your resting HR. Do what ken said to get that.
@dangerman: to find this lowest point over a period of 2, 3 hours is a bit of work. as i am lazy i wondered if there is another solution to this. Besides that I think it doesnt matter if I get the "real" RHR or "my" RHR. I measured it like this before and want to go on with it to make it compareable.
@ken: is there a posibility to get the hr data in a text file or something like that? would be awesome to have it in excel. :)
@naomi: I'm not sure if we are talking about the same sporttracks app. The one I use shows me a graph of the whole session. I can then see, pretty much within a few seconds, the lowest point on the graph. Once I click on that point, the actual figure is displayed and I have found my min HR.
thats how it looks for me then. looks like there are a lot of mistakes. the question is what is right and what isnt?
Naomi, this is due to the fact that the HR strap does not have good reception of your heart rate. When running you get moist and heat and the HR data is precise and the reading strong. When sitting the HR strap can not read your HR strong enough so pretty much your data above is not very usefull.
May be try wetting the strap every so often :)
I think it is a garmin bug. I have noticed that I get HR graphs like this with "smart" recording mode when HR is the only thing recording (e.g. indoor treadmill). it is missing a lot of potentially significant HR data points, they are just not stored. turning the GPS on or adding footpod helps. using 1s interval on the 305 also fixes it.
but I think where you see data points, they are accurate, it's just that you are missing some.
hm. so i still not know what to trust and what not. but if you ken say u think its accurate i just decide to trust them :)
and i put some water on it nikolay. doesnt look like it helped that much. will try water + gps the next time!
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