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Fitbit’s User Data Reveals Interesting Heart Health Stats

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Feb 19, 2016
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Using the aggregated (and anonymous) data of Fitbit users, a research team took a closer look at the health benefits of running and found that the activity, at any level, carries some quantifiable health benefits.

1 million+

Number of 2014–2015 users whose data Fitbit’s research team analyzed

4 BPM

How much lower the resting heart rate is of Fitbit users who run as compared to the average user who doesn’t run

0:20 per mile

Typical pace of a Fitbit runner

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0.9 BPM

How much a user’s resting heart rate lowered for every run per week

3X per week

Users who ran this often had resting heart rates 1.8 BPM lower than those who ran just once a week.

1 mile

For each mile users run in their regular running routine, their resting heart rate decreased by an additional 0.75 BPM.

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