The heart rate measurement is based on electrical impulses registered
from the heart, whereas pulse meters measure peripheral circulation e.g. via
an ear clip or a handgrip to calculate the pulse rate. If you use a heart
rate controlled exercise program or if the heart rate value is of importance
to you, Tunturi recommends using a transmitter belt for continuous heart
rate measurement. Pulse measurement is in principle equally accurate, but
functionally more limited and for some users unreliable way of measurement.
Resting heart rate The human heart
beats about 60 times per minute at rest. As a result of exercising, the
heart grows larger and stronger, and the resting heart rate slows down.
Usually a low resting heart rate and the slow rise of the heart rate under
strain indicates a body in good condition.
Maximum heart rate Maximum heart rate
is the highest heart rate achieved under maximal workload. The maximum heart
rate (HRmax) is personal and largely determined by genotype - it does not
reflect the condition of the person. The maximum heart rate cannot be
affected by exercising, but as a result of exercising the workload that can
be achieved at the maximum heart rate grows. The maximum heart rate will
decline with age. At the maximum heart rate, you will reach the maximal
oxygen uptake VO2max that is generally considered the best measure of
Handgrip pulse is also an easy method
for measuring the pulse. It does not require any additional devices, the
measuring sensors are an integral part of the product. The pulse measurement
is effected by touching the two sensors in the handlebar simultaneously.
Handgrip measurement requires that the skin is constantly touching the
sensors and that the skin is slightly moist.
Pre-set training profiles
In the pre-set
training profiles, the changes of training intensity will take place
automatically - this makes training interesting and motivating. Furthermore,
Tunturi have carefully designed the pre-set training profiles for various
exercise targets, and they give maximum effect towards the desired exercise
target. In brief, the greatest benefit of the pre-set profiles is that they
make effective training very easy.
In cycles and ellipticals,
Tunturi uses another three profile modes:
1. Watt (or power) profiles in which the
training intensity is pre-set in watts (W); in display, the higher the
profile, the higher the intensity in watts. In these profiles the wattage is
independent of the pedaling speed (rpm).
2. Resistance profiles in which the training intensity is pre-set in Newton
meters (Nm). In these profiles the torque, i.e. the power needed to turn the
cranks is pre-set. Again, the higher the displayed profile, the higher the
intensity. However, the pedaling effect is the same as with a single-speed
bicycle – the faster you pedal, the higher the output power (= intensity /
watts). In other words, in these profiles the wattage is dependent of the
pedaling speed (rpm).
3. Heart rate controlled profiles in which the profile shows the run of
heart rate during the exercise.