Understanding Your Heart Rate

While there are many medical devices that can measure heart rates, in reality all you need is a good timer and your fingers to check your own heart rate.  While this will be covered later, the main goal of this post is to help people understand what an individual’s heart rate is and how it relates to their health. A person’s heart rate is typically measured in beats per minute, or as is commonly known as BPM.  Each time your heart beats, it is represented in the BPM...

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Using a Pulse Oximeter

First, it is important to note that all of the pulse oximeters available through this website are not intended to replace an accurate assessment and reading from a qualified physician.  These pulse oximeters, while accurate, are designed to allow individuals the opportunity to monitor their own blood oxygen saturation levels and pulse rates in a non-professional and non-critical environment. A pulse oximeter is a delicate piece of equipment that measures both oxygen...

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