Why walking matters
The simple act of walking works to prevent and reduce the risk of various health conditions like high blood pressure, stroke, dementia, and heart disease. While more vigorous walking can bestow greater benefits than a more relaxed gait, any intensity level has been found to impact cardiovascular health almost as much as light jogging. Per the American Heart Association, the health benefits of walking can be unlocked with just 30 minutes of physical activity per day.
Striiv and Your Step Counts
How we track your steps
We track natural walking events to derive your step count. Active but smoother activities (e.g. elliptical machines) may not register the number of steps you're expecting, but our technology is calibrated to distinguish between natural walking versus other activities, like playing the drums.
Our engineers and industrial designers continue to update our trackers’ internal software by modifying code affecting things like motion validation and data processing. As we continue to enhance our algorithms, you’ll continue to receive ever more precise step counts.
Tip: Remove the "nugget" from your Fusion wristband and carry it in your pocket for even more accurate readings, or check out our hip clip accessory to secure the nugget to your hip.
Why is sleep important to one’s general health?
Sleep can be thought of as a repairing process for your body; while at rest, the brain works to maintain your physical and mental health. Reducing sleep in exchange for more waking hours is common, however, the resulting sleep deficit can cancel out the desired productivity and alertness advantages originally sought. According to the National Institute of Health, adults, teens, and adolescents require approximately 8, 9, and 10 hours of sleep, respectively.
Lack of sleep over extended periods can result in sleep deprivation. Common symptoms of sleep deprivation include an overreliance on alarm clocks, lethargy after meals or extended periods of sitting, and even falling asleep too quickly (e.g. within minutes of laying down). Along with these symptoms, sleep deprivation negatively affects your ability to solve problems, control emotions, react, and retain shortterm memory.
Striiv and your sleep
How we track and display your sleep patterns
Striiv tracks both sleep duration and sleep quality. When in sleep mode, your device’s internal sensors gauge your movements to display the duration as well as the state of your sleep. The ‘Daily’ view of the sleep chart represents these states as either ‘restless’ or ‘awake’ (see descriptions of the different sleep states blow). The daily sleep view also shows the start and stop times of tracked sleep, as indicated by the moon and sunrise icons.
- Asleep ▸ Displays the sleep duration (that is, when your tracker is in sleep mode)
- Restless ▸ Displays periods of movement during sleep, such as turning over or adjusting your pillow
- Awake ▸ Displays periods of exaggerated movement detected by your tracker
How to enter sleep mode
Enter sleep mode from your tracker by navigating to the moon icon and selecting the check box.
Note: Sleep mode will automatically turn off when approximately 200 steps are detected.
What is heart rate?
Heart rate is one indicator of your overall cardiovascular fitness — how efficient your heart is at moving oxygenated blood through your system. It is measured in beats per minute (BPM) and resting heart rate represents your pulse when the body is not exercising or ill.
How Striiv Tracks Resting Heart Rate
Resting heart rate
Your tracker automatically takes hundreds of measurements in the background as you wear it throughout the day. Its optical sensor samples your bloodflow every 15 minutes and applies advanced algorithms to calculate your resting heart rate. Our sophisticated algorithms decipher whether you’re actually at rest, as opposed to having just jogged around the block, for example. For the most accurate assessment of your resting heart rate, we recommend wearing your tracker while you sleep.
Active heart rate
Active heart rate can be attained ‘on-demand’ with your Striiv Bio tracker. To measure your current pulse, navigate to the heart rate icon via your tracker’s touch screen. For the best accuracy, be seated and keep your wrist still when taking the measurement — it should take less than 30 seconds.
How to wear your tracker
The best location to wear your tracker is 1 inch back from your wrist bone.
More on Resting Heart Rate
What influences resting heart rate
Resting heart rate is typically in the range of 60 to 100 BPM, while more active individuals may possess rates around 40 to 50 BPM—their cardiovascular health being high enough to require less blood flow to provide oxygenated blood with each heartbeat. Physical stressors, like exercise, are clear indicators of one’s active heart rate, but emotional stress (for example, being excited or nervous) can cause your resting heart rate to increase as well.