Use the built-in heart rate meter in our Run apps, or use a Bluetooth Smart heart rate monitor, to track your heart rate.
Your target heart rate is the number of heartbeats per minute (BPM) that you should aim for when you're exercising. According to the American Heart Association, your target heart rate zone is between 50% and 85% of your maximum heart rate.
As a beginner runner, aim for the lower end of your target heart rate zone. As you get more comfortable running, you can start to move up within your heart rate zone. Use our Heart Rate Calculator to find your target heart rate zone.