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iFIT ActivePulse™: Personalized and Automatic Heart Rate Training

iFit ActivePulse™: Personalized and Automatic Heart Rate Training | NordicTrack Blog

This is a new age of making your workouts work FOR you and not just WITH you, thanks to iFIT® ActivePulse™. You can forget interrupting your concentration during your HIIT workout in Iceland with Hannah Eden to adjust your machine’s speed and incline to ensure you’re challenging yourself enough. Your machine can be automatically adjusted based upon one physical factor: your heart rate. 

ActivePulse™: The Ultimate Heart Rate Training iFIT Feature

Until now, how did you know that you pushed yourself to the max during every workout? You could only rely on your machine to give you an accurate measurement of your intensity. ActivePulse™ is your ticket to reaching your full potential of every workout based upon a real-time feedback loop between your measured heart rate and your NordicTrack machine’s speed and incline.

For instance, if you’re doing a iFIT workout on your NordicTrack bike and you’re wondering if you’re pushing hard enough during the workout, ActivePulse™ will not just tell you to either increase or decrease your intensity, it will automatically adjust your machine to that level and resistance to keep you working in the right zone. Self-monitoring is no longer necessary! 

Benefit Of Heart Rate Tracking

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Whether you’re already a hardcore fitness enthusiast or a brand new beginner to the fitness realm, ActivePulse™ is accessible and beneficial for everyone. 

The associate director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Aaron L. Baggish, comments to Harvard Health Publishing (5):

“Whether you’re just getting started with an exercise routine or are a committed fitness enthusiast, tracking your heart rate can help you maintain the necessary moderate level of intensity for optimal benefits without worrying about doing too much or too little.” (5).

ActivePulse™ And Other Factors

ActivePulse™ adds an additional layer of personalization by adjusting the intensity of any iFIT workout to meet the user where they are physically–including the involvement of advanced algorithms that gradually “learn” a user’s unique behavioral patterns over time to ensure proper adjustments in future workouts.

“ActivePulse™ lets each iFIT customer’s heart rate personalize their treadmill workout without the complicated calculations and constant manual monitoring that have long been associated with heart rate training. ActivePulse™ provides a workout that is catered not just to a member; it is catered to that member based on a range of factors today.”

– Mark Watterson, President of iFIT

ActivePulse™ Compatibility

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ActivePulse™ is compatible with leading Bluetooth® heart rate monitors* with broadcast functionality, including the iFIT SmartBeat™ forearm heart rate monitor––and third-party devices from brands including Polar®, Garmin®, Wahoo®, and a number of WHOOP® products. 

With all iFIT memberships, ActivePulse™ will soon be available on all iFIT-enabled NordicTrack bikes, rowers, and ellipticals via an automatic iFIT software update


It’s time to give your heart the attention it deserves with ActivePulse™. Remember to reevaluate your health and fitness goals because with various heart rate zones corresponding to your goals, heart rate training is widely accepted as an intelligent way to achieve consistent and measurable progress towards the improvement of your overall health.

iFIT memberships start at $15/mo. + tax, and auto-renew unless canceled in advance. Cancel at any time. Credit Card required for activation. Internet and WiFi required. 
This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. NordicTrack assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article. Always follow the safety precautions included in the owner’s manual of your fitness equipment. Shipping times are dependent on in-stock inventory and delivery timeframes may vary. Make sure to check the website for any specific delays in delivery and shipping.
*Heart rate monitors used for exercise such as the wireless heart rate monitoring chest strap, grip sensors, or forearm monitors are not medical devices, and their accuracy may be affected by a number of factors. They are also not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.