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Greg Whyte OBE

Physical Activity Expert


17 August 2015Greg and Fitbit: Know your heart with Fitbit

Do you know your heart? Heart rate tracking is the key to improving health and optimising fitness. Learn more with Professor Greg Whyte, Fitbit Ambassador, an Olympian, physical activity expert and world-renowned sports scientist.

New research released today from Fitbit, Inc. the market leader and pioneer in the fast-growing Connected Health and Fitness category, has revealed that many of us Brits may be missing out on the health benefits of exercise as they just do not understand the impact of heart rate when you are training and exercising.


According to the research, 76% of Brits believe it is important to know your heart rate when exercising or training for a sporting event. Despite this, 70% of those who frequently exercise don’t actually know what their heart rate is – this figure rises to 86% in people who exercise once a month or less.

Fitbit ambassador Professor Greg Whyte has trained some of the UK’s most recognised celebrities for a number of gruelling Sport & Comic Relief challenges – including Davina McCall, David Walliams, Eddie Izzard and many more.


Fitbit has worked closely alongside Greg to provide a series of videos explaining the importance of tracking heart rate (HR) on an everyday basis and during exercise, which of course you can achieve right on your wrist with the Fitbit Surge and ChargeHR, seeing the results in your Fitbit app or dashboard.

Tracking your HR will help to:

· Give an indication of everyday health

· Train in the correct zone

· Improve fitness

· Burn more calories

· Track progress 24/7

You can see the videos here or on Fitbit's YouTube channel.

Heart rate for every day fitness with Professor Greg Whyte:

Heart rate for active fitness with Professor Greg Whyte:

If you are training with a Fitbit Surge or ChargeHR share your results and thoughts with Fitbit on Twitter @FitbitUK or on Facebook here

Source: http://fitbiteurope.tumblr.com/post/125262487545/know-your-heart-with-fitbit