Heart rate tracking made for every day
In the past, heart rate tracking was expensive, awkward and uncomfortable. With the invention of PurePulse, we made it accessible to anyone. Inspired by a thimble-sized sensor used in hospitals, we conducted extensive research to make wrist-based heart rate tracking work in all types of environments.
Photoplethysmography: a long word with a short explanation
We use light to measure blood flow. As your heart beats, the volume of blood in your wrist rises and falls. Blood absorbs light, so a sensor shines a light onto the skin while light detectors called photodiodes measure how much light is being absorbed. The rise and fall of the absorption signal represents each heartbeat. This tells you how many times your heart is beating per minute.
Innovation backed by research
In a number of external studies worldwide, PurePulse® technology has surpassed industry expectations. And over 50 patents related to PurePulse technology have been awarded to Fitbit’s heart rate innovation in the process.
Use heart rate zones to maintain the right intensity.
Use your heart rate to track sleep stages.
Get a more accurate measure of calories burned.
Do guided breathing sessions personalized for your heart rate.
Measure heart rate when your body’s at rest to assess your heart health and see resting heart rate trends.
Use real-time heart rate zones to understand your effort during workouts.
Better understand how fit you are without the need for a strenuous VO2 max test.
Relax anywhere with personalized breathing sessions based on your heart rate.
*Fitbit launched the first automatic, continuous wrist-based heart rate technology in 2014 with PurePulse.