- Fitbit High Heart Rate ECGs aren't typically a cause for concern if there's a simple explanation, like if you're stressed, dehydrated, caffeinated, naturally excited, or exercising.
- If you're not able to find a simple explanation for your heart rate being higher than normal, though, it can be a sign of an infection or abnormal heart rhythm.
- If you're experiencing symptoms with your Inconclusive: High Heart Rate ECGs, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible to rule out underlying heart conditions.
Got other questions on your Fitbit Watch? See the complete set of Qaly guides on the Fitbit Watch:
- What Inconclusive Means on Your Fitbit ECG
- What Low Heart Rate Means on Your Fitbit ECG
- How to Export Your ECG from Fitbit
- How to Read an ECG: Stanford Cardiologist Explains
- The Ultimate Cardiologist's Guide to the Smartwatch ECG
Along with the Low Heart Rate Fitbit ECG result and the Inconclusive Fitbit ECG result, the High Heart Rate Fitbit ECG result is one of the most confusing experiences when monitoring your heart health. In your frustration, you might be wondering, "What does Inconclusive: High Heart Rate mean on my Fitbit ECG?" Or you might be thinking, "Why does my Fitbit ECG keep saying Inconclusive: High Heart Rate?" In this guide, we'll help answer these questions and provide clarity on when a Fitbit High Heart Rate ECG may be a cause for concern. Let's dive in.
What Does High Heart Rate Mean on My Fitbit ECG?
Your Fitbit ECG provides the following interpretations: Normal Sinus Rhythm, Atrial Fibrillation, or Inconclusive. If your heart rate is above 120 beats-per-minute (bpm), your Fitbit isn't able to interpret your ECG as Normal Sinus Rhythm or Atrial Fibrillation, so it labels your ECG as "Inconclusive: High Heart Rate." If your heart rate is below 50 bpm, it labels your ECG as "Inconclusive: Low Heart Rate." If you're getting High Heart Rate ECGs on your Fitbit Watch, it could be because of:
- Hard exercise like a run or workout.
- Natural excitement. 😊
- An infection like COVID-19.
- An arrhythmia like Afib or SVT.
Is High Heart Rate a Cause for Concern?
If your Fitbit ECG app shows "Inconclusive: High Heart Rate" for a heart rate above 120 bpm, there's often a simple explanation for it, like stress, dehydration, excitement, or exercise. If you don't see a simple explanation for why your high heart rate is going above 120 bpm, a High Heart Rate ECG on your Fitbit Watch may be a sign of an abnormal heart rhythm. Here are some irregular heart rhythms to look out for:
As always, if you're experiencing symptoms, or if you see signs of abnormal heart rhythms on your watch ECG, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible to rule out underlying heart conditions. Here are some symptoms to look out for:
- Chest pain or chest tightness.
- Dizziness or lightheadedness.
- Shortness of breath.
- Fatigue or feeling overly tired.
- Flutters in your chest.
- Skipped heartbeats.
Well, that just about wraps up our guide on what an Inconclusive: High Heart Rate ECG means on your Fitbit Watch. We hope this could be of some help to you.
If you're still getting High Heart Rate ECGs or if you need help interpreting your High Heart Rate ECGs, don't worry, we understand how scary and confusing it can be to experience them. That's why we created the Qaly app for you and for the hundreds of millions of people around the world who experience irregular heartbeats and abnormal heart rhythms. On the Qaly app, human experts will interpret your High Heart Rate ECGs within minutes for clarity and peace of mind.
To get started with the Qaly app for free, grab the Qaly app from the App Store or Play Store today. If you have any more questions, or if you need our help in any other way, don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always from the team at Qaly, stay heart healthy ❤️