Setting Your Heart Rate Zones

The device uses your user profile information from the initial setup to determine your default heart rate zones. The device has separate heart rate zones for running, cycling, and swimming. For the most accurate calorie data during your activity, set your maximum heart rate. You can also set each heart rate zone and enter your resting heart rate manually. You can manually adjust your zones on the device or using your Garmin Connectâ„¢ account.

  1. Hold UP.
  2. Select My Stats > User Profile > Heart Rate Zones.
  3. Select Default to view the default values (optional).

    The default values can be applied to running, cycling, and swimming.

  4. Select Running, Cycling, or Swimming.
  5. Select Preference > Set Custom.
  6. Select Max. HR, and enter your maximum heart rate.
  7. Select LTHR, and enter your lactate threshold heart rate.

    You can perform a guided test to estimate your lactate threshold (Lactate Threshold).

  8. Select Resting HR, and enter your resting heart rate.
  9. Select Zones > Based On.
  10. Select an option:
    • Select BPM to view and edit the zones in beats per minute.

    • Select %Max. HR to view and edit the zones as a percentage of your maximum heart rate.

    • Select %HRR to view and edit the zones as a percentage of your heart rate reserve (maximum heart rate minus resting heart rate).

    • Select %LTHR to view and edit the zones as a percentage of your lactate threshold heart rate.

  11. Select a zone, and enter a value for each zone.