Your resting heart rate (RHR) is when your heart pumps the lowest amount of blood you need when you are typically not exercising. If you are sitting or lying and are calm, relaxed, and aren’t ill, your heart rate is normally between 60 and 100 beats per minute (American Heart Association https://www.heart.org/en).
When you first register your Myzone belt, you might notice your resting heart rate starts with a default setting of 100 beats per minute. As you continue using the belt, your RHR will change which is very normal! Each time the belt observes when you maintain a lower heart rate than your current RHR setting, it will automatically lower your RHR down to the new value in your Myzone profile.
Your resting heart rate does not factor into your Myzone zones, although, as you continue your fitness journey you might observe your RHR will decrease which is an indicator of a good healthy heart. 💖
Q: How can I get a true representation of my RHR?
Since the RHR metric is just your module's lowest recorded heart rate, you can wear the belt when you are laying down or sleeping for at least 10 minutes to record a Myzone workout. If your new RHR metric has changed, your belt will automatically update your RHR in your profile.
Note that your RHR will not auto-calibrate to lower than 40 beats per minute.