It was the hardest stretch of the race, 1,000 feet of what seemed like nearly vertical incline between me and the finish line. As I approached the summit, my heart felt like it was about to burst through my chest. I didn’t need my Fitbit to tell me I was working hard on this hill, but I looked down at my wrist and there it was: 185 beats per minute. I had reached my peak heart rate. Heart-rate tracking is a standard feature on many fitness trackers such as the Apple Watch ($349 at Amazon), Galaxy Watch and most Fitbits, but they rarely explain what to do with that information. Before training for a half marathon, I wasn’t really sure what to do with that heart-rate data, but once I figured it out, I was able to use it to improve my performance and achieve my goal of completing it in just under two hours. Read more: Apple Watch vs. Fitbit Versa, which is best? | Should you track this fitness marker instead of your heart rate? Why is heart rate important? Heart rate can tell a lot about your overall health and it’s one of the best ways to measure… Read full this story
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