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Exercise Heart Rate Insights

Discover how to use our latest heart rate integration

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Written by Alex
Updated over a week ago

Heart health and metabolic health are deeply connected with heart rate being a key signal. Whether it’s how to fuel a workout or how to improve your sleep, understanding the relationship between these powerful biomarkers is critical to reaching your health goals.

In the Veri app, you can see the heart rate data layered over your glucose data during exercise and sleep to help you gain a deeper understanding of this connection.

How to Set Up the Heart Rate Integration

To get exercise insights, you'll need to connect a data source.

Here's how to set it up:

  1. Tap the Menu button in the top left corner

  2. Tap Connected Apps

  3. Under connected apps, select the data source you'd like to use.

    If you use Oura or Fitbit, you can connect directly. Otherwise, you can connect the other app to Apple Health or Google Fit first and then we can import the data. You can use most devices that send sleep stages and heart rates to these apps (e.g. Apple Watch, Oura Ring, etc.).

  4. To complete the integration, close out of Veri and re-open to receive the data. In some small cases, you may need to restart your phone.

  5. Once logged, tap the exercise event to see your heart rate and glucose data.


When you exercise, your heart rate increases. Depending on exercise intensity, your glucose will increase or decrease.

For example, with low to moderate-intensity exercise like walking or cycling, your heart rate is around 110-120 beats per minute (BPM).

​When fasting, your blood glucose levels will stay flat or decline slightly. This is because your body uses fat for fuel, which is a more abundant resource.

When doing a HIIT exercise while fasting - where your heart rate is above roughly 150BPM - you may see a glucose spike, even though you haven’t eaten. This is because your liver and muscles provide glucose for fuel by breaking down stored glycogen in a process called glycogenolysis.

If you recently ate carbs, your blood glucose will decrease because your body will always favor the more readily available fuel source.

Use this information to experiment with exercise type, intensity, and timing that work for your health goals.

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