Variable Accuracy of Wearable Heart Rate Monitors during Aerobic Exercise.

  title={Variable Accuracy of Wearable Heart Rate Monitors during Aerobic Exercise.},
  author={Stephen Gillinov and Muhammad Etiwy and Robert J. Wang and Gordon G Blackburn and Dermot Phelan and Alan Marc Gillinov and Penny L. Houghtaling and Hoda Javadikasgari and Milind Y Desai},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={49 8},
PURPOSE Athletes and members of the public increasingly rely on wearable HR monitors to guide physical activity and training. The accuracy of newer, optically based monitors is unconfirmed. We sought to assess the accuracy of five optically based HR monitors during various types of aerobic exercise. METHODS Fifty healthy adult volunteers (mean ± SD age = 38 ± 12 yr, 54% female) completed exercise protocols on a treadmill, a stationary bicycle, and an elliptical trainer (±arm movement). Each… CONTINUE READING
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