Passive Heart Rate in BPM
(Closer to average score – better)
All four trackers are capable of reading our passive heart rate. Since each reading takes only a few minutes to record, we were able to test the values on the same day, within the same hour. The sample was taken from a sedentary position – at our office desk, in the middle of the work day. Each value is an average of multiple attempts. BPM stands for Beats Per Minute. It indicates the number of times the heart would beat within the minute.
For reference, a typical battery-powered blood pressure monitor designed for home-use gave us a reading of 84 BPM. The average score of all four devices and the BP monitor is 80 BPM, with Fitbit Blaze being right on the money.