Viewing Your Heart Rate Variability Stress Score

Before you can perform the heart rate variability (HRV) stress test, you must put on a Garmin® chest heart rate monitor and pair it with your device (Pairing ANT‍+ Sensors).

Your HRV stress score is the result of a three-minute test performed while standing still, where the Forerunner® device analyzes heart rate variability to determine your overall stress. Training, sleep, nutrition, and general life stress all impact how you perform. The stress score range is 1 to 100, where 1 is a very low stress state, and 100 is a very high stress state. Knowing your stress score can help you decide if your body is ready for a tough training run or yoga.

TIP: Garmin recommends that you measure your stress score before you exercise, at approximately the same time, and under the same conditions every day. You can view previous results on your Garmin Connect™ account.
  1. Select START > DOWN > HRV Stress > START.
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions.
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