A cardiologist explains what research shows about the accuracy of wrist-worn heart monitors.
Children have lower heart rates than adults, so usual calculations for optimum heart rate for exercise don’t apply. Figure a child-size approach to fitness.
Developing the best cardiovascular exercise routine not only includes the amount of time you exercise, but also the intensity of the workout. Monitoring your intensity will allow you to get the optimal caloric expenditure and burning of fats and carbohydrates. A good heart rate monitor can help you monitor the intensity of your workouts.